Fun Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Pigs

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Pigs are smart and social animals, but as Compassion Over Killing investigations have revealed, pigs used for meat endure horrific suffering on factory farms. Maybe you’ve recently watched “Okja,” and want to learn more about real-life pigs and other farmed animals! But maybe you’ve never met a pig at a sanctuary or don’t have a buddy like Esther the Wonder …

Watch & Take Action: Former COK Investigator Says ‘Not So Fast, USDA!’

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COK’s brave former investigator, Scott David, is in a new video sharing an urgent call to action: He needs YOU to join him in speaking up for pigs today! In a gut-wrenching 2015 COK undercover investigation, Scott exposed horrors at Quality Pork Processors (QPP) slaughterhouse, an exclusive Hormel supplier. Operating under the USDA’s high-speed slaughter, reduced inspection pilot program known as “HIMP,” …

Federal Judge Rules Utah’s Ag-Gag Law Is Unconstitutional

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In a victory for animals and freedom of speech, a federal judge has just ruled that Utah’s ag-gag law is unconstitutional, for violating the First Amendment. Judge Robert Shelby found that the law, which he wrote is “perfectly tailored toward … preventing undercover investigators from exposing abuses at agricultural facilities,” suppresses “broad swaths of protected speech without justification.” Though the …

Brazil Raids Major Global Meat Producers for Alleged Bribery

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March 23 update: JBS temporarily suspended operations in 33 of its 36 meat plants in Brazil because of a “lack of sales,” according to Reuters. A dozen countries suspended all meat imports from Brazil and eight other countries halted imports from the specific plants being investigated. Guest blog by COK volunteer Simone de Lima, of Brazil: Just days ago, following a …

Hormel Cruelty Exposed Again

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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 …

Reader’s Choice: COK’s Top 6 Blogs of 2016

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Wow: Together, we’ve truly demonstrated the power of change in 2016! As we look back at all Compassion Over Killing has been able to achieve for farm animals this year with your support, we’re celebrating YOU and all you do to help us build a kinder tomorrow. Standing united, we’re changing the world for animals through our hard-hitting investigations, strategic …

Leilani Münter Speaks Out Against High-Speed Slaughter of Pigs

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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 …

Tyson Recalls 66 Tons of Chicken Nuggets Possibly Containing Plastic

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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 …

VICTORY: COK Prompts End of Cruel Practice at Third Major Poultry Producer

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Following campaign efforts by Compassion Over Killing (COK), Wayne Farms, the nation’s sixth largest poultry producer, has stated that it will end the brutal practice of stabbing a dull plastic “bone” through the sensitive nostrils of young male breeder chickens. The painful practice, commonly known as “boning,” is done to severely restrict the food intake of the male birds, and …