Report: Meat Industry Workers Suffering Severe Injuries

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With knives, blades, grinding machines and other hazardous equipment surrounding you — plus fast-paced, profit-driven line speeds — meat processing can be an extremely dangerous job, according to the National Employment Law Project (NELP). As Compassion Over Killing’s undercover investigations have revealed time after time, profit is the bottom line in animal agribusiness. Cheap meat is produced as quickly as possible, … Website Uncovers the Life and Death of Broiler Chickens

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Compassion Over Killing is excited to announce the relaunch of, an in-depth and evolving look behind the closed doors of an industry that raises and slaughters more than 8 billion animals in the US each year.  Chickens raised their meat, known as “broilers” in the industry, sadly account for nearly 90% of all the animals killed for food each year …

Veterinary Association Proposes Burying Chickens Alive

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A Compassion Over Killing investigator working inside a North Carolina factory farm supplying Pilgrim’s Corp. (previously Pilgrim’s Pride) — the second largest poultry producer in the world — documented live chickens heartlessly dumped into outdoor pits. As our investigator caught on camera, these unwanted chickens, who were sick or injured, were stuffed into buckets with dead or dying birds and …

New Tyson CEO: Plant-Based Demand Outpacing Meat

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“Plant-based protein is growing almost, at this point, a little faster than animal-based, so I think the migration may continue in that direction.” These words didn’t come from the head of a vegan company, but from the new CEO of Tyson Foods, one of the largest meat producers in the world! In a Fox Business article with the headline “Tyson Foods CEO: The …

USDA Issues Major Animal Welfare Standards for Organic Farms

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May 12 update: This week, USDA delayed this animal welfare standards rule for the second time and is now asking the public to comment on the protections—again! Please submit a comment here before the deadline on June 9. Suggested sample comment language: Secretary Perdue, as an American, I demand the organic animal welfare rule go into effect immediately. The final Organic Livestock and …

VICTORY: COK Prompts End of Cruel Practice at Third Major Poultry Producer

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Following campaign efforts by Compassion Over Killing (COK), Wayne Farms, the nation’s sixth largest poultry producer, has stated that it will end the brutal practice of stabbing a dull plastic “bone” through the sensitive nostrils of young male breeder chickens. The painful practice, commonly known as “boning,” is done to severely restrict the food intake of the male birds, and …

Lawsuit Claims Chicken Industry Killed Birds to Illegally Inflate Prices

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Chickens are forced to endure some of the worst abuses in animal agribusiness, and Compassion Over Killing works to bring their suffering, and that of all farmed animals, to light. Our investigators have revealed birds buried alive in pits, and newly hatched chicks ground alive or left to slowly die. Despite desperate efforts by the industry to hide such abuse, COK continues to be an …

OSHA Fines Pilgrim’s Pride for Putting Workers at Risk

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Pilgrim’s Pride can’t be feeling very proud. In 2014, Compassion Over Killing (COK) released a gut-wrenching undercover video revealing shocking cruelty to chickens inside a North Carolina factory farm supplier of Pilgrim’s Pride. Featured in a CNN exclusive report, the footage sparked outrage over chickens buried alive in outdoor pits, and birds suffering from ammonia burns, leg deformities, and more. This year, …

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Powerful Documentary Blows Whistle on Chicken Industry

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Fusion TV just released an in-depth investigative documentary exposing the underbelly of the chicken industry – from the abuse and neglect forced upon animals to the unfair conditions endured by contractors to marketing claims that are misleading consumers. The documentary is based on Craig Watts, a North Carolina contract farmer who has raised chickens for Perdue since the early 1990’s, …