“Okja” Inspiring Viewers to Consider: Are Animals Friends or Food?

The moving and powerful new movie “Okja,” now streaming on Netflix, is getting rave reviews and prompting viewers to consider their food choices, looking beyond the food on their plates to the once-living animals who ended up there. Okja is a genetically engineered “superpig,” bred by the massive, fictitious-but-clearly-Monstanto-inspired Mirando corporation, which ultimately sees her as profitable food. But to …

2 Ways You Can Help Pigs on National Pig Day

It’s National Pig Day! Did you know that pigs have excellent long-term memories? That they can learn what a mirror image is? Read more about these remarkably intelligent and social animals and what they have to say. They’re even smarter than dogs, the beloved companion animals with whom so many of us share our homes! Still, sadly, more than 115 million …

Hormel Cruelty Exposed Again

Hormel horrors continue to be brought to light. Compassion Over Killing’s gut-wrenching video, released in late 2015, has gone viral, viewed by millions and sparking international headlines. The undercover footage revealed egregious animal abuses at exclusive Hormel supplier Quality Pork Processors (QPP), including: animals being beaten, shocked, dragged – all out of view of federal government inspectors sick and injured pigs, known …

COK Files Criminal Animal Cruelty Complaint Against Hormel Supplier

Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national animal protection organization, filed in Minn. state court this week a complaint alleging criminal animal cruelty based on undercover video filmed inside Quality Pork Processors (QPP). The Austin, Minn. pig slaughter plant supplies exclusively to Hormel Foods. The filing in Mower County District Court applies the state law, Minn. Stat. § 343.22, allowing private …

Leilani Münter Speaks Out Against High-Speed Slaughter of Pigs

Leilani Münter is a professional race car driver and environmental activist who drives a 100% solar-powered Tesla. Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world. Now, Leilani is revving her engine to join Compassion Over Killing (COK) as a driving force in our campaign to oppose the dangerous and inhumane high-speed slaughter of pigs under a …

USDA Shut Down MN Pig Slaughterhouse for Humane Violation

Last night, Minnesota’s Austin Daily Herald reported that the USDA temporarily shut down Quality Pork Processors (QPP) for humane handling violations. Based in Austin, MN, QPP is an exclusive Hormel supplier that was the center of a gut-wrenching COK exposé released this past fall. It operates under a controversial USDA-approved pilot program known as HIMP, which allows for fewer government inspectors on …

60 Congressmembers Urge USDA to Halt High-Speed Slaughter Expansion

In an effort led by Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (CT) and Louise Slaughter (NY), a bi-partisan group of 60 Congressmembers signed a powerfully-worded letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the federal agency to delay the potential expansion of HIMP, a dangerous reduced-inspection, high-speed pig slaughter pilot program. The USDA previously stated its decision would come out this month. The letter cites concerns that “these new …