Celebrating 14 years at COK: A reflection of the past as we build a kinder future

By Erica Meier, Executive Director The New Year offers an important opportunity for reflection, which can spark creative ideas for growth and forward progress. As we enter 2019, I’m reminded that this month, January 2019, marks my 14-year anniversary working at Compassion Over Killing!   I moved to the nation’s capital in 1999 and soon started volunteering at COK. At …

COK Rally at USDA: Investigator Delivers 250K Signatures Against High-Speed Slaughter

Today, Compassion Over Killing (COK) brought media and the voices of over a quarter million people to the doorstep of the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) in the nation’s capital, in a rally against the expansion of the federal agency’s dangerous high-speed pig slaughter program. The New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) would allow slaughterhouses to further increase their already …

Meatless Monday Momentum: NYC Council Introduces Resolution!

The New York City Council just took a momentous step that could make the Big Apple the next – and the largest – city in the US  to officially embrace and endorse Meatless Monday. Last Thursday, on the steps of City Hall, over 50 people rallied in support of this healthy-eating initiative, including Jane Velez-Mitchell and NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal who …

Animal Rights Hall of Fame

COK Executive Director Inducted into Animal Rights Hall of Fame

Erica MeierWe’re excited to announce that this past weekend at the 2013 Animal Rights National Conference, Compassion Over Killing’s Executive Director Erica Meier was honored with prestigious Animal Rights Hall of Fame award.

This annual award recognizes leaders in our movement who have spearheaded major advancements for animals in the US. Previous recipients include Peter Singer, Bruce Friedrich, Paul Shapiro, Ingrid Newkirk, and many more.