US Legislators Call for Expansion of High-Speed Slaughter Audit For Animal and Consumer Safety

Two members of Congress have fired off a letter to the USDA’s Inspector General, urging it to expand its review of the agency’s dangerous high-speed pig slaughter program to its impacts on animals and consumer safety.  As the USDA continues attempts to pass its dangerous new rule, things are getting heated. After widespread public outcry, the USDA’s Office of the …

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Millions of Bodies to be Composted on Taxpayer Dime in North Carolina

Over a month after Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, decimating factory farms where millions of animals were left to die and untreated waste lagoons spilled into waterways, the state continues to suffer. The cause of this suffering, of course, is not just September’s natural disaster–but the huge amount of wasteful and toxic animal agriculture in North Carolina in its path. …

Investigator Series: It’s Not Just the Animals

Compassion Over Killing’s brave investigators shine a light on the cruelties kept hidden behind the closed doors of animal agribusiness. Though government records and news stories sometimes provide glimpses into those realities, investigations are our main avenue to learn the truth. COK investigations have resulted in animal cruelty charges, groundbreaking lawsuits, and even slaughterhouse shutdowns. To stand with our investigators …

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5 Ways to Help Chickens this National Chicken Month

Every year, the poultry industry calls September “national chicken month” in an attempt to boost slumping sales after grilling season. We’re all for having a month for chickens–if that means we’re celebrating them and, most importantly, keeping them off our plates. Chickens are intelligent and social individuals with rich lives, and an ability to feel pain and suffer just like …

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COK Video Tours Take Thousands ‘Beyond The Lies’ of Animal Ag

Compassion Over Killing (COK) has just wrapped up its summer Beyond The Lies tours, and we are proud to announce that with your support for this new COK program, our crews have connected with nearly 12,500 people in 36 cities across the nation on Vans Warped Tour and across California, opening up meaningful dialogue about the shocking truth of how …

Turn Up the Heat on Big Ag in August: Double your impact!

With our supporters standing strong at our side, Compassion Over Killing is challenging the status quo of Animal Ag and inspiring thousands nationwide to choose compassion, in part by prompting new vegan menu options. Right now, your special gift will go twice as far in strengthening the work of Compassion Over Killing and our brave investigators who shed light on the horrors …

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COK Brings Mobile Ad to Chicken Marketing Summit

As poultry industry executives descended on the Four Seasons Resort at Florida’s Disney World for the Chicken Marketing Summit, so did Compassion Over Killing. As the conference filled up with attendees, thousands witnessed a powerful COK mobile billboard revealing the unhappiest place on Earth for birds: Tyson Foods. As COK investigative footage has revealed, birds in Tyson’s supply chain endure …

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Chicken and Pork Industries Accused of Conspiring to Fix Prices

Late last month, consumers filed a suit against multiple pork producers (including Smithfield, Hormel, and Tyson Foods) accusing them of colluding to drive up the cost of pork products. The class-action case alleges that these producers have been working together to artificially inflate the prices for years by “coordinating their output and limiting production.” A day after the case was …

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 …