Major Egg Producer’s Stocks Drop as Consumers Pick Vegan

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One the nation’s leading producers of eggs, Cal-Maine, has cited a consumer shift toward plant-based egg options as a reason its profits are dropping! The company has stated a $74.3 million loss for the 2017 fiscal year and stocks are down by 22%, as it produces more eggs than it can sell. CNBC reports: “A surge in the popularity of …

Good News for Hens: Supreme Court Denies Prop 2 Challenge

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In November, COK applauded a victory for hens as the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (commonly known as “Prop 2”), which bans the sale of eggs from battery-caged hens. Now comes another big win for birds! The US Supreme Court has rejected a challenge of Prop 2 filed by six major …

Report: Over Half of US Consumers More Concerned About Farm Animal Welfare

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As Compassion Over Killing’s investigations reveal, farm animals endure immense suffering behind the closed doors of animal agribusiness. And consumers are increasingly unwilling to buy into this cruelty. A recent report from Packaged Facts shows that over half of US consumers — 58% — are more concerned about farm animal welfare than they were a few years ago, from housing, to …

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 …

New Investigation: Slaughterhouse Horrors for Hens

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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, …