Animals Are Not A Health Food!

Stuart McDonald Animals, Blog, Health

This month the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) published a survey on American dieting habits and the results made something clear: Americans want to get in control of their health, but have they been misled? Instead of opting for a plant-based diet, consumers are running away from carbohydrates in search of more protein. Diet regimens like Paleo, Keto and …

‘Injured Chickens’ Race from Cruelty at Tyson’s Hometown Marathon

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Two costumed “injured chickens” limped in the annual Hogeye Marathon sponsored by Tyson Foods in Springdale, the poultry giant’s hometown, on April 14th, urging Tyson to move toward plant protein, as consumers flock away from animal cruelty. Joining the “birds” representing the hundreds of millions of real chickens suffering for Tyson products every year, Compassion Over Killing (COK) volunteers were rallying …

Chicken Industry Titan, Tyson, Launching Plant-Based Bowls

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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 …

Investigator’s Eye-Opening Letter in Tyson’s Hometown Paper Exposes Gruesome Reality for Birds

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Today, on the eve of Tyson’s annual shareholder meeting in Springdale, Arkansas, an eye-opening letter from a Compassion Over Killing investigator has been printed in Tyson’s hometown paper, revealing a hidden, gruesome reality that birds face on Tyson-contract farms. Appearing in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette this morning, the letter is penned by a COK undercover investigator who witnessed violent abuse and …

Poultry Industry Attempt to Increase Kill Speed is Rejected by USDA

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The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has rejected a chicken industry proposal to allow for the increase of already dangerously fast slaughter line speeds. In December, Compassion Over Killing submitted a comment to the USDA voicing our grave concerns over the National Chicken Council’s proposal. We had also submitted an initial comment in September …

Former Tyson CEO Calls Consumers ‘Gullible’ for Believing Horrific Undercover Factory Farm Footage

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Campaigns, Investigations

Time and again, undercover investigators collect hard-hitting footage from factory farms, proving that abuse, mutilation, and violence are sadly the reality of life for farmed animals. And the horrors continue — a recent COK investigation revealed egregious acts of violence at a facility that supplied Tyson Foods — yet a former CEO of the company continues to deny that abuses …

Poultry Industry News: Plant-Based Eating to Increase in 2018

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Meat is so last year! In fact, as consumers grow increasingly concerned about animal welfare, more and more are choosing kinder, healthier, and more sustainable plant-based foods. Even meat industry news seems to be taking notice. Poultry industry site, WATTAgNet, has just published thoughts on “why plant-based eating will increase in 2018.” “Last year, plant-based proteins became more mainstream, thanks …

USDA to Case Farms: Remove False Animal Welfare Claim

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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!

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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 …