COK’s Irina Anta Named Co-Chair of American Bar Association’s Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee

From the courtrooms to the court of public opinion, Compassion Over Killing’s dedicated legal team tirelessly defends animals and strives for justice. Now, Irina Anta, COK Counsel, will be advocating for farmed animals in a new role in addition to her innovative work at COK. Irina has just been appointed as Co-Chair of the Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee of the …

These Women Are Changing the World

Women comprise almost 51% of the population — and they’re even more of a dominant force in the farm animal protection and advocacy movement! The vast majority of humans working in this field have always been female, from chefs to front-line activists to those leading organizations. These rock star advocates deserve accolades for their remarkable work to create a kinder …

Research: Oppression of Animals and Women Linked

A new study, published in the journal of Feminism and Psychology, draws ties between attitudes about meat eating and gender, and sexism. Researchers Ashley Allcorn and Shirley M. Ogletree, who surveyed hundreds of undergraduate students at a Texas university, write that their findings “empirically supported ‘the linked oppression thesis,’ that gender and animal attitudes are connected.” “As hypothesized, pro meat-eating …

World Vegan Day: Simple Ways to Celebrate Compassion!

Today is World Vegan Day! Sadly, more than nine billion animals are slaughter for food each year in the U.S.  As Compassion Over Killing’s investigations have exposed time and time again, animals endure systematic cruelty and suffering on factory farms. But you have the power to stand up for animals every time you sit down to eat, simply by choosing …

6 Reasons to Love Lambs and Be Sweet to Sheep

As one of the first animals to be domesticated, sheep have been living alongside humans for nearly 11,000 years. Sadly, sheep and lambs have primarily been raised and used as a source of meat, wool, and milk — despite the fact that they have distinctive personalities, rich emotional lives, and strong family ties. COK’s latest undercover investigation, the first look …

7 Signs the Future Is Vegan

Do you think a world without factory farming and the killing of billions of farmed animals each year sounds more like a Utopian dream (or a Star Trek fantasy)? Believe it or not, an animal-friendly world could be closer than previously imagined. People worldwide are recognizing the devastating toll of animal agribusiness — on the environment, human health, and our collective sense of ethics. There’s …

COK’s Inspiring Film Festival Video Wins Tarshis Foundation Award

With an empowering message that we all can choose kindness and inspire change, Compassion Over Killing’s moving new video, “Whose Side are You On?,” has won a Tarshis Award, to be presented at this year’s Animal Film Festival! The footage filmed by COK’s Jonathan Rosenberry, who will proudly accept the award at the Festival in Grass Valley, CA on February 25, features …