CA Egg Farm Slapped with Cruelty Charges for Violating Prop 2

Time and again, Compassion Over Killing has cracked open the truth behind egg industry cruelty, from our undercover investigations, to getting misleading “Animal Care Certified” labels removed from cartons, and our continued efforts to protect both hens and consumers. In the first charges against an egg farm for violations of California’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (known as “Prop 2”), …

VICTORY for Hens: CA Ban on Battery-Cage Egg Sales Upheld!

A decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has brought a big victory for millions of hens! The Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states that sought to block enforcement of California’s Proposition 2, which bans the sale of eggs from battery-caged hens. Compassion Over Killing (COK) applauds the news, after joining Animal Legal Defense …

Lawsuit Claims Chicken Industry Killed Birds to Illegally Inflate Prices

Chickens are forced to endure some of the worst abuses in animal agribusiness, and Compassion Over Killing works to bring their suffering, and that of all farmed animals, to light. Our investigators have revealed birds buried alive in pits, and newly hatched chicks ground alive or left to slowly die. Despite desperate efforts by the industry to hide such abuse, COK continues to be an …

A New Year Means a New Start for Millions of Animals in California

Starting January 1, 2015,  millions of farmed animals being raised in California can no longer be intensively confined inside tiny barren cages or crates, as mandated by law.  Thanks to “Prop 2” – a history-making ballot measure overwhelmingly passed by California voters in 2008 under the official title of “The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act” – egg-laying hens, pregnant pigs, …