CA Egg Farm Slapped with Cruelty Charges for Violating Prop 2

Time and again, Compassion Over Killing has cracked open the truth behind egg industry cruelty, from our undercover investigations, to getting misleading “Animal Care Certified” labels removed from cartons, and our continued efforts to protect both hens and consumers. In the first charges against an egg farm for violations of California’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (known as “Prop 2”), …

New Vegan Cookbook Recreates All the Egg Dishes You Love

As consumers are increasingly aware, the “incredible edible egg” isn’t so incredible after all. Factory farms are known for their horrific cruelty to chickens, and 95% of egg-laying hens spend their lives in cages so small they can’t even spread their wings. Not only is the painful reality for chickens raised for eggs and meat on factory farms, exposed time and again by …

VICTORY for Hens: CA Ban on Battery-Cage Egg Sales Upheld!

A decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has brought a big victory for millions of hens! The Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states that sought to block enforcement of California’s Proposition 2, which bans the sale of eggs from battery-caged hens. Compassion Over Killing (COK) applauds the news, after joining Animal Legal Defense …

Egg Alternatives Market to Crack $1.5B by 2026

Egg-laying hens are forced to endure some of the most horrific abuses in animal agribusiness. Compassion Over Killing has long worked to defend these smart and social animals — from our legal advocacy that’s cracked open the truth behind “Animal Care Certified” egg labels misleading consumers, to many COK investigations exposing the painful reality for chickens raised for eggs and meat on factory farms. COK campaigns have …

A New Year Means a New Start for Millions of Animals in California

Starting January 1, 2015,  millions of farmed animals being raised in California can no longer be intensively confined inside tiny barren cages or crates, as mandated by law.  Thanks to “Prop 2” – a history-making ballot measure overwhelmingly passed by California voters in 2008 under the official title of “The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act” – egg-laying hens, pregnant pigs, …

New Investigation: Slaughterhouse Horrors for Hens

Behind nearly every  “incredible edible” egg sold in grocery stores today is a hen so intensively confined inside a barren wire battery cage, she can barely even move. With just 67 square inches of floor space on which to live – about the size of an iPad – she can’t even flap her wings, let alone nest, perch, dust bathe, …