Nasdaq offers advice: Don’t invest in meat

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Uncategorized

While meat has long been considered a staple of the American diet, consumer eating habits are clearly shifting towards healthier and more sustainable plant-based foods. This trend is changing the food landscape so extensively, so quickly that it even has the financial world planning for the possible “death of meat.” The Nasdaq Stock Market, which is the largest stock exchange in …

Don’t Skip a Beat: It’s American Heart Month!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Health, Veg Eating

With Valentine’s Day falling smack dab in the middle of the month, it seems fitting that February is “American Heart Month.” Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is currently – and has been since about the 1930s — the leading cause of death for men and women in the US? Alarmingly, …

No Whey: All Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies Are Now Vegan!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Veg Eating

As the Girls Scout’s say: Be prepared!  Are you ready  for the 2015 cookie season?  Here’s what you need to know: the latest news is that all of their Thin Mint cookies are now vegan! Last March, we shared the news about how Girl Scout cookies were starting to head down the vegan path: half the Thin Mints on the …

Bills’ Buried Provisions Favor Big Ag Over Environment

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Environment, Uncategorized

It’s been all-over the news: President Obama has officially signed the final government spending bill, averting yet another a near-complete government shutdown. Dubbed “cromnibus” it’s a continuous financial resolution that includes all kinds of random “kitchen sink” line items, and it reached an outrageous $1.1 trillion by the time Obama signed it last week. What’s not so much in the news are some of …

Sandwich Nation

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Campaigns, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

Americans eat over 300 million sandwiches a day – that’s almost as many sandwiches as there are people in this country! And with almost 43,000 stores in 107 countries (over 25,000 of them in the US), Subway is one of the most popular places people turn to for a good ol’ sarnie. How did such a convenient culinary combination come …

Turkeys: Four Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

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Most of us have never had the opportunity to meet a turkey in person, which makes it difficult to understand them – or how amazing they are. If you ask anyone who’s been able to get to know rescued turkeys on a sanctuary, they can tell you just how inquisitive, social, and smart these animals are. In fact, just like …

Sick to Death: Phantom Antibiotics in Our Food

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Health

Last week was antibiotic awareness week  – did you miss it? Somehow, this global week of awareness flew under the radar of many – especially in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) named their week-long campaign “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” after an executive order from the White House, but telling the truth about antibiotic use in …

Where’s The Beef (From)? The Meat Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Legal Advocacy, Uncategorized

Most people want to know where their food comes from – and believe that fundamentally, they have the right to know. However, the US meat industry disagrees and is fighting to keep consumers in the dark as long as possible. In 2002, Congress passed a Country of Origin Labels law, commonly referred to as “COOL.” This law requires that on …

On Tap: Compassionate Draughts

Compassion Over Killing Staff Uncategorized, Veg Eating

Froth. Foam. Chilled, bubbly malt and hops in a long, tall pilsner. Is your mouth watering yet? It’s  National American Beer Day! Yes, the most dreaded day of the week just got a bit more manageable – what better way to cure a case of the Mondays than a post-workday brew? Global beer history dates back over 12,000 delicious years. …