Sports Stars Team Up Against USDA’s Cruel High-Speed Slaughter Program

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Campaigns, Investigations

Stars from across professional sports are teaming up with Compassion Over Killing’s (COK) “Not So Fast, USDA” campaign, to fight the nationwide expansion of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) hazardous high-speed pig slaughter program. Through May 2, the USDA is accepting public comments on its proposed rule, misleadingly titled “Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection,” and nearly 40,000 comments have …

Chicken Industry Titan, Tyson, Launching Plant-Based Bowls

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Investigations, Veg Eating

After hearing from more than a quarter-million of you on a COK petition asking Tyson Foods to stop genetic manipulation of birds for rapid growth and shift toward cruelty-free plant proteins, Tyson has announced that it’s launching a line of plant-based grab-and-go bowls this year! This is another promising step, after Tyson announced it was increasing its investment in plant-based …

Coalition Opposes USDA’s Dangerous High-Speed Slaughter Program

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Campaigns, Investigations

Compassion Over Killing (COK) joins a diverse coalition of 35 organizations strongly opposing the imminent nationwide expansion of the US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) controversial high-speed pig slaughter program. The USDA is now accepting public comments on its proposed rule, which the federal agency has misleadingly titled, “Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection.” Formerly known as “HIMP,” a pilot program that …

Former Tyson CEO Calls Consumers ‘Gullible’ for Believing Horrific Undercover Factory Farm Footage

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Time and again, undercover investigators collect hard-hitting footage from factory farms, proving that abuse, mutilation, and violence are sadly the reality of life for farmed animals. And the horrors continue — a recent COK investigation revealed egregious acts of violence at a facility that supplied Tyson Foods — yet a former CEO of the company continues to deny that abuses …

Tyson CEO on Vegan Protein: “If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them”

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Investigations, Veg Eating

Just a day after Compassion Over Killing released a gut-wrenching new investigation of Tyson Foods and a petition asking Tyson, among other requests, to shift toward vegan proteins, the nation’s largest chicken producer did just that: increasing its investment in plant-based company, Beyond Meat. Even Tyson’s CEO, Tom Hayes, seems to know protein is moving toward a vegan future. When asked …

Govt. Report: Factory Farms Denying Workers Bathroom Breaks

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Investigations

Not only do animals suffer on factory farms, but workers do, too, enduring long hours in often dangerous conditions, and even sustaining serious injuries. This year, a National Employment Law Project (NELP) report, tracking severe workplace injuries, stated that, “The number of incidents reported by the meat and poultry processing industry is startling.” Now, a new report from the Government …

Iowa Ag-Gag Law Challenged in Court

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Investigations

On the heels of triumphant news for animals, that Utah’s ag-gag law, struck down by a federal judge as unconstitutional, is officially dead, a similar law in Iowa is now being challenged in court by animal protection groups. As organizations like Compassion Over Killing have shown time and again, undercover investigations are the most vital tool we have to shed light …

New COK Hotline Empowers Factory Farm Whistleblowers

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Compassion Over Killing (COK) has launched a new multi-state, multi-language campaign offering factory farm and slaughterhouse whistleblowers a safe and secure hotline to report animal cruelty, workers’ rights abuses, food safety risks, and environmental violations. Billboards featuring the confidential hotline — 1-800-65-FARM-TIPS — have already reached more than 400,000 people in top poultry-producing states Arkansas and Georgia, with additional locations …

Utah’s Ag-Gag Law, Declared Unconstitutional, Won’t Be Appealed!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Investigations, Legal Advocacy, Victories

In July 2017, a federal judge declared Utah’s dangerous “ag-gag” law unconstitutional, for violating the First Amendment, calling the law “perfectly tailored toward … preventing undercover investigators from exposing abuses at agricultural facilities.” Now comes another stunning victory for farmed animals, as the ruling striking down this dangerous law won’t be appealed by the state Attorney General’s Office. Utah’s ag-gag law …