food safety

Poultry Plants Put Food Safety at Risk Under Reckless High-Speed Slaughter

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Campaigns

In November of 2018, a gut-wrenching video by a Compassion Over Killing investigator revealed to millions of consumers the truth behind the USDA’s high-speed chicken slaughter program, which provides plants with waivers allowing them to increase already dangerously fast kill line speeds from 140 to 175 birds per minute—nearly three birds every second. A requirement of this waiver is that …

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

Compassion Over Killing Staff Uncategorized

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 …

Tyson Recalls 66 Tons of Chicken Nuggets Possibly Containing Plastic

Compassion Over Killing Staff Health, Investigations

As Compassion Over Killing (COK) recently exposed, there are many reasons why consumers should question their Tyson Foods purchase. A massive recall of chicken nuggets possibly containing hard plastic is just the latest. A heartbreaking investigative video by COK, released in August, revealed egregious cruelty to chickens at Tyson-contracted broiler breeder factory farms, including Tyson workers punching, kicking and throwing live chickens, and …