New Location, Same Food & Fun: DC VegFest 2019!

On August 11th, 2019 (now known as DC VegFest Day!) over 15,000 vegans and pre-vegans swarmed the District of Columbia, joining Compassion Over Killing for our annual DC VegFest. This year’s festival was a huge success thanks to your support, the help of some amazing volunteers, delicious vegan vendors, and inspiring compassionate merchants and nonprofits!  The popular Main Stage featured …

The District of Columbia Proclaims August 11, 2019 “DC VegFest Day”

Days before doors open for the largest vegan eating festival on the East Coast, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an official proclamation declaring the date of the event, August 11th, 2019, “DC VegFest Day.”  The proclamation was inspired by Compassion Over Killing’s annual event which draws thousands of vegans and pre-vegans to Washington, DC every year. Mayor Bowser cites DC VegFest …

“Doctors Can and Should Care About Anyone’s Suffering:” an Interview With Dr. Aysha Akhtar

Ahead of the DC VegFest, we had the opportunity to chat with one of the festival’s Main Stage speakers, Dr. Aysha Akhtar. A leader in both animal rights and neurology, Dr. Akhtar’s brand new book Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies beautifully examines the deep personal connections we have with animals and how that influences …

COK’s 10th Annual DC VegFest Bringing Food and Fun September 15

Compassion Over Killing (COK) is proud to present our 10th annual DC VegFest on Saturday, September 15, 2018! Hosted outdoors at famed Yards Park in the nation’s capital, the DC VegFest is a free fun-filled festival of food, music, education, and inspiration with more than 20,000 attendees joining the celebration each year.    Thousands of festival-goers – vegans and pre-vegans alike …

Watch the Fun: Thousands Celebrate COK’s DC VegFest 2017!

  On September 2, Compassion Over Killing’s DC VegFest 2017 was filled with up to 20,000 smiles, making DC’s beautiful Yards Park shine all day! Despite some not-so-shiny weather, an enthusiastic crowd joined the fun, including many who lined up hours early to get their commemorative tote bag packed with goodies from our sponsors. Vegans and pre-vegans alike came together at …

Reader’s Choice: COK’s Top 6 Blogs of 2016

Wow: Together, we’ve truly demonstrated the power of change in 2016! As we look back at all Compassion Over Killing has been able to achieve for farm animals this year with your support, we’re celebrating YOU and all you do to help us build a kinder tomorrow. Standing united, we’re changing the world for animals through our hard-hitting investigations, strategic …

DC VegFest 2015: A Shining Success!

On October 3rd, more than 10,000 people joined us to celebrate the many joys of vegan eating at our 7th annual DC VegFest in the nation’s capital. Despite some rain and cloudy weather, the crowds were shining with smiles as they began lining up two hours early to get a free, fully-loaded commemorative tote bag! Kicking off the event with …

Vegan Kids!

Vegan Kids are Sprouting Up Everywhere!

A growing number of kids are, well, growing up vegan! Polls show that the Millenial generation now makes up 42% of vegetarians and vegans in America – and are carving out their own version of “mainstream” by raising their children with healthier and more humane foods too. This is good news everyone! Last week, the UK’s Guardian featured an article …

DC VegFest

DC VegFest 2013 Success: 10,000 People Strong – and Growing!

This past Saturday, more than 10,000 people — including civil rights leader and US Congressman John Lewis — gathered at the beautiful waterfront Yards Park for the 2013 DC VegFest to celebrate vegan eating, enjoy engaging speakers and cooking demos, browse over 100 exhibitors or vendor shops, and of course, eat!