Video: Singing Chicken’s Telegram Ruffles Feathers at McDonald’s HQ

A singing “chicken” flocked to McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago today to squawk out a telegram message to the fast food giant on behalf of the hundreds of millions of birds suffering in its supply chain: painful rapid growth and extreme crowding just won’t fly. In the telegram ruffling feathers at McDonald’s HQ, the “bird,” a costumed vocalist there with Compassion …

Chicken Industry Titan, Tyson, Launching Plant-Based Bowls

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 …

USDA to Case Farms: Remove False Animal Welfare Claim

Jan. 9 UPDATE: Since COK published this story, Case Farms has removed its original, incorrect animal welfare statement, as has the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. Jan. 3 update: After COK brought the false claim by Case Farms to the attention of WATTAgNet, the industry news outlet immediately unpublished its article quoting the company’s animal welfare statement. COK has asked U.S. …

Fascinating Facts about Our Feathered Friends!

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 …

New COK Hotline Empowers Factory Farm Whistleblowers

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 …

Kansas Residents Protesting Tyson Chicken Plant

The nation’s largest chicken producer, Tyson Foods, is set to construct a $320 million chicken processing plant in the town of Tonganoxie, Kansas. And residents are not happy. According to the Associated Press, this $320 million plant, on which construction will begin this Fall, will “process” a staggering 1.25 million birds every week. Tyson plans to ultimately build a chicken …

DYK? Consider These Amazing Facts About Chickens

Chickens are intelligent, curious, and social animals. So if you’re ever called a “bird brain,” you should consider it a compliment! In honor of National Chicken Month, we’re sharing fun facts that you may not know about these remarkable birds. And you can help us make National Chicken Month about helping chickens! All donations through September 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, in …

VICTORY: COK Video of Cruelty to Chickens Prompts Groundbreaking Charges & Convictions

Compassion Over Killing’s gut-wrenching investigation of Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, prompted groundbreaking firsts in the protection of broiler chickens. This eye-opening video provided the first investigative look behind the closed doors of broiler breeder factory farms. Our investigator documented for the first time on hidden-camera the brutal practice of using “nose bones,” stabbing a dull plastic rod through …

Profits Plummet for World’s Largest Meat Company

Animal products are on their way out. In a clear sign of the times, the world’s largest meat company, JBS, recently reported that its profits had fallen 79.8% year-over-year. The company’s failure is tied in part to a recent scandal in Brazil, where an investigation — Operation Weak Flesh — revealed widespread corruption in the oversight of meat safety. Investigators …