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 …

COK Urges USDA to Say No to Less Pig Industry Regulation

On Monday, Compassion Over Killing submitted a legal comment urging USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service not to adopt their proposed rule eliminating federal regulations requiring pig carcasses to be cleaned prior to incision. COK joins several consumer advocacy groups, including Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety, and Government Accountability Project, in opposing this measure. Not only does …

Vegan-Strong: Patrik Baboumian, Built by Plants

Compassion Over Killing’s Vegan-Strong Athlete videos feature sports and fitness starts who are healthy, strong, and powered by a plant-based diet! In our new video, we talk with Patrik Baboumian, known as “Vegan Badass.” One of the world’s strongest men, Patrik shares the inspiring story of how he is fueled by his compassion for all animals and a healthy vegan …

New Vegan Documentary on Netflix: What the Health

What the Health, the new film from the makers of Cowspiracy which spotlighted animal agriculture’s devastating environmental impact, has made its Netflix documentary debut today — and this eye-opening look at food and health features footage from Compassion Over Killing’s shocking investigation of a Hormel supplier. In addition to heartbreaking animal cruelty, COK’s video filmed inside Quality Pork Processors (QPP), reveals pigs covered …

Vegan-Strong Athlete: Rich Roll

Get Ready. Set. Go: Compassion Over Killing is excited to launch our new video series, Vegan-Strong Athletes! We’ll be featuring numerous sports and fitness stars who are healthy, strong, and powered by plants. In our first video, we talk with ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll, who shares the inspiring story of how a whole-foods, plant-based diet completely transformed his life. He’s …

7 Signs the Future Is Vegan

Do you think a world without factory farming and the killing of billions of farmed animals each year sounds more like a Utopian dream (or a Star Trek fantasy)? Believe it or not, an animal-friendly world could be closer than previously imagined. People worldwide are recognizing the devastating toll of animal agribusiness — on the environment, human health, and our collective sense of ethics. There’s …

Diets High in Animal Products Linked to Alzheimer’s

A recent study found that the heavy consumption of meat and other animal products, typically found in Western diets, raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, explains that meat consumption has the strongest link to AD, with the dairy and egg consumption also raising the risk …