John Salley

NBA Star John Salley Kicks off US VegWeek Events

Compassion Over Killing Staff Events, Outreach

John Salleyt The fifth annual US VegWeek kicks off in less than 2 weeks! This nationwide event, which begins on Earth Day (April 22), offers a fun and supportive way to explore the many flavors and benefits of vegetarian eating.

Thousands of people–including scores of lawmakers–have already agreed to take our 7-day pledge, and it’s not too to sign up! Are you up the for challenge?


Announcing the First Annual Rehoboth Beach VegFest!

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Rehoboth VegFest With the growing popularity of vegan eating (it’s even been confirmed by Google!), it’s no wonder that vegetarian festivals are on the rise nationwide, and across the globe. From Seattle, Wash. to Tampa, Fla. to Berlin, Germany, VegFests are a fun way to discover the many benefits, flavors, and joys of choosing animal-friendly foods.

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Connecticut Schools Meat-Free to Celebrate US VegWeek

Compassion Over Killing Staff Events, Health, Outreach

Guilford Schools Chef Timothy Cipriano, Director of Food Services of Guilford Public Schools (GPS) in Guilford, Connecticut, touts an unusual and commendable specialty on his LinkedIn profile: “Working with kids to get them to appreciate good wholesome real food.” And that’s exactly why he was recruited by Guilford’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Paul Freeman, to ramp up the nutritional integrity of the GPS lunch program.

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Delicious New Vegan Foods Debut at Natural Products Expo West

Compassion Over Killing Staff Events, Outreach

Natural Products Expo Over 100,000 visitors — including Compassion Over Killing — flocked to Anaheim, California earlier this month for the 2013 Natural Products Expo West! The annual trade show features thousands of vendors representing the natural and organic food industry, making it a prime location for us to highlight the many benefits of choosing vegetarian foods. This was our fourth year tabling at this exclusive event.

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5 Reasons Why You NEED to Intern at COK!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Events, Outreach

For some, summer is just about a few trips to the beach, the occasional cookout, or getting the perfect tan. But for a select few, it’s about how many leaflets you can distribute at the upcoming street festival or persuading an area restaurant to offer vegan options. If the latter sounds like you (or you want it to sound like you), then read on for these five reasons why you need to apply for a COK outreach internship:

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Mark Your Calendar: US VegWeek 2013 Kicks Off April 22!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Events, Outreach, Veg Eating

US VegWeekThere are 52 weeks in a year, why not make at least one of them meat-free?

Now in its fifth year, US VegWeek (April 22-28) is a fun way to explore a wide variety of meat-free foods and discover the many benefits of vegetarian eating—for our health, the planet, and animals. While last year’s event was a huge success that changed many hearts and minds, this year’s celebration, kicking off on Earth Day, will be bigger and better than ever!

Join the thousands of people nationwide—including elected officials and community leaders—by pledging to choose vegetarian foods for at least seven days.

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Compassion Over Killing at the iV Vegan Conference

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iV ConferenceThis past weekend, Compassion Over Killing proudly participated in the 2nd annual iV Vegan Conference, a student activism and academic conference for students at Ivy League schools. Check out the photos below!

With about 150 attendees, the iV conference was a huge success. The event brought together student activists from each of the Ivy League schools to learn about all things vegan: animal protection, human nutrition, environmental issues related to factory farming, and activism. Cheryl Leahy, Compassion Over Killing’s very own General Counsel, gave a powerful presentation about how new restrictive Anti-Whistleblower laws could dramatically impact how we conduct undercover investigations.

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This Weekend: Largest Climate Change Rally in History – What about the Carbon Footprint of the Ralliers?

Compassion Over Killing Staff Environment, Events

People are catching buses from all over the country to come to the nation’s capital this weekend for the largest climate change rally in history — a rally against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline, which has been called a “game over for the environment,” would connect the tar sands extraction project in Alberta, Canada with various points across the US, allowing Alberta to ramp up oil extraction. It’s widely considered a major threat to our environment — but what about the carbon footprint of the rally?