Investigator’s Eye-Opening Letter in Tyson’s Hometown Paper Exposes Gruesome Reality for Birds

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Today, on the eve of Tyson’s annual shareholder meeting in Springdale, Arkansas, an eye-opening letter from a Compassion Over Killing investigator has been printed in Tyson’s hometown paper, revealing a hidden, gruesome reality that birds face on Tyson-contract farms. Appearing in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette this morning, the letter is penned by a COK undercover investigator who witnessed violent abuse and …

Poultry Industry Attempt to Increase Kill Speed is Rejected by USDA

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The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has rejected a chicken industry proposal to allow for the increase of already dangerously fast slaughter line speeds. In December, Compassion Over Killing submitted a comment to the USDA voicing our grave concerns over the National Chicken Council’s proposal. We had also submitted an initial comment in September …

COK Urging USDA to Protect Animals Suffering in Organic Program

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Deadline to submit public comments to USDA: January 18 at 11:59pm ET! Scroll down for sample language! Animals raised and killed for organic-labeled products often spend their lives crowded on filthy industrial farms, just like other farmed animals. Meanwhile, Big Ag profits off consumers’ beliefs that these animals are treated more humanely. For nearly a year, the USDA has been delaying …

8 Easy Ways to Save Animals in 2018

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Goodbye 2017, hello to a brand new year! We hope you’re feeling as inspired and energized as we are to forge ahead into 2018. A new year means new hope for animals and many opportunities for us all to create change! As in 2017, there will be obstacles and challenges this year. But standing strong together today, we are building …

Fascinating Facts about Our Feathered Friends!

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Did you know: Chickens are remarkably smart, social, playful birds? When given the freedom to be themselves, they enjoy running, soaking up the sunshine, and dustbathing. Consider these fun facts about our feathered friends: Chickens are problem solvers. They can anticipate what’s to come and understand cause-and-effect relationships. With excellent memories and intelligence, chickens can recognize up to 100 individuals. Chicken communication …

COK & Coalition Oppose Chicken Industry’s Dangerous Plan to Increase Line Speeds

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Compassion Over Killing (COK) has voiced grave concerns to the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) over the chicken industry’s proposal to increase already dangerously fast slaughter line speeds and urged thousands of supporters to submit comments to the federal agency. Today, along with a coalition of animal welfare, food and consumer safety, and worker rights organizations, we’ve announced that more …

Consumer Demand = Beyond Burger at 460+ TGI Fridays

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After testing the meatless Beyond Burger in Boston and seeing demand from diners for this plant-based patty, TGI Fridays is now adding it to the menu at 465 locations by January 2018! More and more consumers are going beyond meat when they order food. In fact, plant-based dining was recently named the 2018 trend of the year by international restaurant consultant firm …

Major Egg Producer’s Stocks Drop as Consumers Pick Vegan

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One the nation’s leading producers of eggs, Cal-Maine, has cited a consumer shift toward plant-based egg options as a reason its profits are dropping! The company has stated a $74.3 million loss for the 2017 fiscal year and stocks are down by 22%, as it produces more eggs than it can sell. CNBC reports: “A surge in the popularity of …

Fun Ways to Support Compassion This Holiday Season

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‘Tis the season to share compassion for all! There are so many fun and simple ways that, while doing your holiday shopping for family and friends, you can also support Compassion Over Killing’s life-saving work for animals. Here are ways you can help us help animals this holiday season:   COK’s e-store is totes the perfect place to find gifts …