Activists Flock to Alexandria for McDonald’s Demonstration

Following the Animal Rights National Conference, this past weekend over 140 activists flocked to McDonald’s in Alexandria, Virginia, to protest the terrible treatment of birds in the burger chain’s chicken supply line.  The demonstration was part of a coalition effort led by The Humane League, Compassion Over Killing, Animal Equality, and Mercy For Animals to encourage the fast food giant …

Tyson Foods: Vegan “News Coming in a Few Weeks”

Tyson Foods has just pledged to Compassion Over Killing that more plant protein news is “coming very soon” at a food innovation forum at its Chicago office–yet it continues to ignore the extreme cruelty COK documented in its supply chain.  At the “New Disruptors in Consumer Products: Incubators, Accelerators & Entrepreneurs” forum at Tyson’s Chicago office last week, COK volunteer …

40,000 Birds Left to Die: Rescuer Describes Shocking Scene of Bankrupt Factory Farm

Just before the New Year, Maddie Cartwright received an urgent call. A factory farm had gone bankrupt with 40,000 “broiler” chicks in its care. Already starving, dehydrated, and many with injuries from enduring overcrowded conditions and neglect, the farm was planning to kill them or just leave them there to die. Some, in fact, were already dead. Cartwright immediately mobilized …

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VICTORY: Proposition 12 Passes By a Landslide in California

In an enormous victory for the treatment of farmed animals, California’s historic Proposition 12 passed with over 60% of the vote in yesterday’s midterm elections. This landmark legislation will ban cages for egg-laying hens, gestation crates for pregnant pigs, and veal crates for calves, and ban the sale of products made from keeping animals in these cages, which are so …

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High-Speed Horror: USDA to Dangerously Increase Slaughter Speeds

As ghosts and goblins descend on us this month, Compassion Over Killing is flooding the USDA’s offices with new ads to ensure all eyes are on another, real-life horror for millions of animals, workers, and consumers: the federal agency’s cruel and dangerous high-speed slaughter program. Making matters even worse for the billions of chickens who are violently slaughtered for food …

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

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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5 Ways to Help Chickens this National Chicken Month

Every year, the poultry industry calls September “national chicken month” in an attempt to boost slumping sales after grilling season. We’re all for having a month for chickens–if that means we’re celebrating them and, most importantly, keeping them off our plates. Chickens are intelligent and social individuals with rich lives, and an ability to feel pain and suffer just like …