dc vegfest 2014

DC VegFest 2014 Success: 15,000 People Strong & Growing!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Events, Veg Eating

“Thanks for being the best festival ever!”   ★ “I can’t believe the amount of people in attendance!” ★ “Could I be having any more fun at DC VegFest? I don’t think so!” ★ “Holy DC VegFest!”  ★ “So much fun at DCVegFest today. Can’t wait to go next year”  Wow! We’re blown away by the tremendously positive feedback that …


US Reps. Deutch & Gabbard Take US VegWeek Pledge to Next Level!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Events, Veg Eating

Earlier this year, more than 70 elected officials along with thousands of people across the country took Compassion Over Killing’s 7-Day VegPledge for US VegWeek. Many have shared their stories about how taking this pledge changed their lives. This week, two Congressmembers who participated in US VegWeek — Rep. Ted Deutch (Florida) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) — publicly embraced …

meatless monday

What’s Our Favorite Day of the Week? (Hint: It’s NOT Friday!)

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns

We love Meatless Monday – and so do millions of Americans. This campaign is celebrated far and wide, in cities from coast to coast and across the globe, as a simple and fun way to help protect our health, the environment, and animals. Did you know Meatless Monday was first initiated by the US government during World War I? It was …

dunkin' donuts

COK Campaign Victory: Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Almond Milk to Its Menu!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Outreach, Veg Eating

Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain with more than 7,500 locations throughout the United States, including its first Los Angeles location that opened during Labor Day weekend. Yet, it’s one of the only national coffee chains that hasn’t offered dairy-free milk to all customers – until now, thanks to your requests! We’re so excited to …

lean & green days

Lean & Green Days: Philadelphia Public Schools to Promote Meat-Free Eating

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Outreach, Veg Eating

The City of Brotherly Love keeps showing just how much love it has for heart-healthy food. This fall, Philadelphia Public Schools will introduce weekly Lean & Green Days, when schools across the city will encourage students to choose from a variety of meat-free options — including pasta with marinara sauce, veggie calzones, and bean burritos — on the menu. This …

vegweek 2014

SUCCESS: US VegWeek 2014 Inspires 130,000+ Meat-Free Meals

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns

Our sixth annual US VegWeek wrapped up on Sunday, April 27 and by all measures, it was a resounding success! This year’s campaign nearly doubled our impact for animals with more than 6,350 people nationwide taking our 7-Day VegPledge — that’s more 130,000 meat-free meals! Here are some highlights we’re excited to share:  74 federal, state, and local elected officials  …

Montgomery County

Maryland’s Montgomery County Proclaims Meatless Monday

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Outreach, Victories

Last Thursday, the Montgomery County Council issued a “Meatless Monday” Proclamation officially endorsing a nationwide effort to promote kinder, climate-friendlier, and healthier foods. Compassion Over Killing worked with the Council on this initiative and applauds the County for taking this important step in promoting the many benefits of choosing more plant-based foods.

Casual Restaurants

Fast Casual Restaurants Add Vegan Options

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Outreach, Veg Eating

It’s been one year since Subway stores successfully tested a new vegan menu in the DC-metro area: customers quickly devoured and raved about the Sweet Riblet, Malibu Greek, and Italian Black Bean. While we’re still waiting to see the vegan options permanently added to Subway’s menus nationwide, several other fast casual restaurants are moving on this issue, recognizing the marketing opportunities arising from the increasing consumer demand for healthy, sustainable, and animal-friendly foods.