We’re For the Birds: 3 Ways COK’s Helping Chickens

Stuart McDonald Blog, Campaigns, Investigations, Outreach

This National Chicken Month and beyond, celebrate our feathered friends by seeing them as the individuals they are–not food. By keeping animals off our plates we can safeguard animal lives, the environment, and our own health. Each September, the poultry industry promotes National Chicken Month in a desperate attempt to boost slumping sales after grilling season. To us, this month …

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YOU DECIDE: Who Will Win the Donut Wars?

Stuart McDonald Blog, Campaigns

In 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts joined Starbucks and other coffee chains and began pouring out non-dairy milks in response to customers asking for more compassionate options for their coffee. But now, as plant-based foods are on the rise, Dunkin’ still uses egg and dairy ingredients in all of their donuts. In order to stir up some friendly competition and show that …

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Plant-Powered Planet Protectors March in San Francisco

Stuart McDonald Blog, Campaigns, Environment

This Saturday, Compassion Over Killing marched for the planet in the San Francisco Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice with a coalition of groups including Plant Based Foods Association, Climate Friendly Agriculture Alliance, The Humane League, V-Dog, Center for Biological Diversity, and many more. Together, these organizations marched under a united banner: the Plant-Powered Planet Protectors, or P4. Our empowering …

“Kitten Lady” Hannah Shaw Speaks Out for Baby Cows Too

Stuart McDonald Animals, Blog, Campaigns

You may know her from YouTube as the Kitten Lady, a baby cat rescuer and advocate who’s taken the internet by storm–and this time Hannah Shaw is speaking up for a different kind of orphaned animal: baby cows in the dairy industry. Join her TODAY in telling pizza giant Little Caesars it’s time to take a slice out of cruelty …

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ACTION ALERT: Tell McDonald’s to Do Better for Birds

Stuart McDonald Blog, Campaigns

This week, activists have been putting pressure on McDonald’s at their headquarters in Chicago and across the country, telling the fast food giant to do better by birds. You can take action too. Chickens raised for food are often bred for cruel rapid growth, becoming so unnaturally large at such a young age that many cannot even support their own …

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Get Ready to Gobble: BOCA Debuts Vegan Turkey Burger!

Stuart McDonald Blog

As nearly 50,000 people join Compassion Over Killing’s campaign, Kraft Heinz has just debuted another fully vegan item in their BOCA line: a one-of-a-kind vegan turkey burger. Plant-based foods continue to become mainstream, but a 100% plant-based turk’y burger is one we haven’t seen yet. But for vegans and pre-vegans alike it offers a great alternative to its cruel animal-based …

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Quorn Invests £7 million into Vegan R&D and “Bleeding” Vegan Burger

Stuart McDonald Blog

Quorn, one of the world’s leading brands in frozen meat alternatives, announced that it is investing £7 million (about $9 million US) into vegan research and development. The UK-based company intends to open a research and development facility in their North Yorkshire headquarters as a response to a 12% rise in sales in just the first half of this year. …

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Take Action: Mountaire Falls Silent on Cruel Animal Practice

Stuart McDonald Blog

As Mountaire, the sixth largest poultry producer in the United States, comes under fire for creating environmental and health hazards, including a wrongful death suit, it also remains silent on issues of animal welfare. Unlike 17 of the 20 top poultry producers, Mountaire has yet to publicly confirm that they do not use the cruel practice of “nose boning” in …

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Subway Australia and New Zealand Trial Vegan Falafel Sandwich

Stuart McDonald Blog

Giant sandwich chain Subway has announced plans to introduce a vegan sandwich option in 100 locations across Australia and New Zealand! This is another big step in Subway becoming more vegan-friendly around the globe. In February of this year, Subways in Finland began offering a soy-based vegan “steak” sandwich. Now, Australians can get their hands on a new smashed falafel …