All NYC Public Schools Joining Meatless Mondays

Great news from the Big Apple: All New York City public schools will participate in Meatless Mondays starting in the 2019-2020 school year! The city’s decision was announced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Meatless Monday is an international effort that continues to gain steam across the …

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Meat Industry Fears New Report Calling for Plant-Based Diet to Mitigate Climate and Health Crisis

An important new report from the EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health emphasizes the vital role food plays in the safety of our planet and global health. These findings are consistent with other recent research, including a study by Science confirming the most effective way to reduce your environmental impact is to stop consuming animal products, and the United …

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Shocking Before & After Hurricane Florence Photos Show Devastation on Factory Farms

Days after Hurricane Florence, North Carolina continues to struggle to recover. And as predicted, the storm’s impact has been devastating, particularly for vulnerable communities near factory farms located within the Cape Fear River watershed. As record rainfall flooded farms, Florence’s death toll continues to rise. So far the storm has claimed the lives of an estimated 5,500 pigs and 3.4 …

Hurricane Florence Threatens Millions of Human and Animal Lives

Animals at risk As Hurricane Florence threatens east coast communities, people and their companion animals are evacuating. But in North Carolina, millions of lives remain at risk. Pigs, birds, and cows will be subject to flooding, winds, and overall extremely dangerous conditions. In the state of North Carolina alone, farmed pigs nearly outnumber people. There are currently upwards of 9 …

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Plant-Powered Planet Protectors March in San Francisco

This Saturday, Compassion Over Killing marched for the planet in the San Francisco Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice with a coalition of groups including Plant Based Foods Association, Climate Friendly Agriculture Alliance, The Humane League, V-Dog, Center for Biological Diversity, and many more. Together, these organizations marched under a united banner: the Plant-Powered Planet Protectors, or P4. Our empowering …

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World Environment Day: How You Can Protect the Earth

June 5 annually marks the United Nations’ World Environment Day, an effort to bring attention to environmental issues and inspire people to act locally to protect the planet. This year’s important theme is plastic pollution, which was chosen by the 2018 host country, India. Our excessive one-use consumption of plastic is harming our planet and those who inhabit it. Plastic …

Tyson to Pay $2M for Pollution That Killed 100,000 Fish

Compassion Over Killing’s groundbreaking investigation of Tyson Foods broiler breeder factories revealed egregious animal abuse, and drove unprecedented charges and convictions for cruelty to chickens. And Tyson, the nation’s largest chicken producer, is also taking a devastating toll on the planet. A recent report named the company the leading polluter of the Gulf of Mexico. When Tyson planned to construct a …

Report: Tyson Foods Leading Pollution in the Gulf of Mexico

A new report names Tyson Foods — America’s largest meat company — the lead culprit in creating a horrifyingly large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. Tyson, which produces one out of every five pounds of meat in the US, has been repeatedly exposed for animal cruelty, too. A gutwrenching 2016 Compassion Over Killing investigation revealed horrific abuse at …