Live and Let Live: Examining Our Relationship with Animals

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Written and directed by sociologist and author Marc Pierschel, Live and Let Live is a beautiful examination of our relationships with animals — those we choose to love and those we choose to eat. Interweaving six stories of people’s paths to vegan eating, the poignant documentary delves into the ethical, environmental, and health reasons for leaving animals off of our plates. Well-paced and …

Four Ways to Celebrate Food Day

Compassion Over Killing Staff Events, Outreach, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

Want to help change the world in a day? That’s what the annual Food Day celebration aims to do. Hosted each year on October 24, Food Day  is a global awareness campaign created by the Center for Science in Public Interest (CSPI) that offers a platform to take action on food-related issues.  Who’s invited? Everyone and anyone who eats — and that means YOU! So now …

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COK Campaign Victory: Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Almond Milk to Its Menu!

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Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain with more than 7,500 locations throughout the United States, including its first Los Angeles location that opened during Labor Day weekend. Yet, it’s one of the only national coffee chains that hasn’t offered dairy-free milk to all customers – until now, thanks to your requests! We’re so excited to …

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Vote for Compassion Over Killing in the Veggie Awards!

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If we ever needed a reminder of the abundance of amazing vegan food, restaurants, cookbooks, products, or blogs available to us today, VegNews’ 2014 Veggie Awards is it! Take a 15-minute break to be awed by the options and choose your favorites — including Compassion Over Killing for Favorite Nonprofit Animal Organization! Vote for us (survey question #30!) and you’ll be entered into a …

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Hot off the Press: Fall 2014 Veg Guide to Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, California is famous for its stars, beaches, and lucky for us, its status as a true mecca of vegan and vegetarian fare. And with Compassion Over Killing’s Fall 2014 edition of the Vegetarian Guide to Los Angeles, it’s easier than ever to find the best animal-friendly options in the “City of Angels!” Hot off the press, our handy 20-page guide, which …

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Lean & Green Days: Philadelphia Public Schools to Promote Meat-Free Eating

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The City of Brotherly Love keeps showing just how much love it has for heart-healthy food. This fall, Philadelphia Public Schools will introduce weekly Lean & Green Days, when schools across the city will encourage students to choose from a variety of meat-free options — including pasta with marinara sauce, veggie calzones, and bean burritos — on the menu. This …


Speciesism: You’ll never look at animals the same way again, especially humans

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That’s what Speciesism: The Movie promises viewers with its entertaining and informative examination of factory farms. Here’s what monthly columnist for Scientific American had to say after seeing the film: “When I entered the theater to see Mark Devries’s film Speciesism: The Movie I was a speciesist. When I came out I could no longer justify the treatment of animals with any …


May Special: Shop Online at TheVegetarianSite & Support Compassion!

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Have you been looking for new leather-free shoes, eco-friendly clothing, or cruelty-free personal care products? Or maybe you’re still thinking about what to get your mom for Mother’s Day (reminder: it’s Sun., May 11!)? The popular online all-vegan store carries everything you’ll need – from cookbooks or candy bars to shoes or shampoo. You’ll even find a Mother’s Day …

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70+ Elected Officials Put Meat-Free Eating on the Political Map for US VegWeek

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Outreach, Veg Eating

There are 52 weeks in a year. Why not make at least one of them meat-free? That’s the idea behind COK’s US VegWeek campaign, which launched in 2009 thanks to the inspiration of Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin. Sen. Raskin was the first lawmaker to sign our 7-Day VegPledge, proudly noting that his participation helps “align my morals with my menu.”  His …