pig industry

Coalition Urges NC Governor to Veto Dangerous Big Ag Protection Bill

Stuart McDonald Blog

Compassion Over Killing has joined a coalition of animal protection organizations in sending a letter to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, urging him to veto a dangerous bill on his desk. Titled “Farm Act of 2018,” Senate bill 711 effectively strips North Carolinians of the right to file nuisance lawsuits against neighboring pig factory farms. The Coalition, including Farm Sanctuary, …

Animals Are Not A Health Food!

Stuart McDonald Animals, Blog, Health

This month the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) published a survey on American dieting habits and the results made something clear: Americans want to get in control of their health, but have they been misled? Instead of opting for a plant-based diet, consumers are running away from carbohydrates in search of more protein. Diet regimens like Paleo, Keto and …

Meat & Dairy Industries Can’t Squash Plant-Based Competition

Compassion Over Killing Staff Veg Eating

In desperate attempts to squash massively popular plant-based products, from vegan burgers to almond milk, the meat & dairy industries are claiming consumers are “confused” by food labels. Turning to the Food & Drug Administration to stop the use of words like “meat,” “milk,” and “cheese” on vegan foods, not only are these industries trying to stifle their more compassionate …

Poultry Industry News: Plant-Based Eating to Increase in 2018

Compassion Over Killing Staff Veg Eating

Meat is so last year! In fact, as consumers grow increasingly concerned about animal welfare, more and more are choosing kinder, healthier, and more sustainable plant-based foods. Even meat industry news seems to be taking notice. Poultry industry site, WATTAgNet, has just published thoughts on “why plant-based eating will increase in 2018.” “Last year, plant-based proteins became more mainstream, thanks …

Govt. Report: Factory Farms Denying Workers Bathroom Breaks

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Investigations

Not only do animals suffer on factory farms, but workers do, too, enduring long hours in often dangerous conditions, and even sustaining serious injuries. This year, a National Employment Law Project (NELP) report, tracking severe workplace injuries, stated that, “The number of incidents reported by the meat and poultry processing industry is startling.” Now, a new report from the Government …

Calf Rescued After Inspiring Run for His Life Goes Viral

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals

A calf’s escape from a Brooklyn slaughterhouse yesterday took social media by storm, and as he ran through the city streets, he won the hearts of thousands of people rooting for a rescue. The scared young steer was likely experiencing “freedom” for the first time, and a child was injured in his frantic running before he was recaptured. But, before …

Tyson Backs Out of Plans for KS Plant as Thousands Protest, Officials Pull Support

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals

In a victory for a Kansas community and for animals, Tyson Foods — the nation’s largest chicken producer — has backed down on plans to build a $320 million chicken processing plant in the town of Tonganoxie, following protests by more than 2,000 people. Residents expressed concerns over the feared impacts the massive operation would have on animals, workers, and the …

Utah’s Ag-Gag Law, Declared Unconstitutional, Won’t Be Appealed!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Investigations, Legal Advocacy, Victories

In July 2017, a federal judge declared Utah’s dangerous “ag-gag” law unconstitutional, for violating the First Amendment, calling the law “perfectly tailored toward … preventing undercover investigators from exposing abuses at agricultural facilities.” Now comes another stunning victory for farmed animals, as the ruling striking down this dangerous law won’t be appealed by the state Attorney General’s Office. Utah’s ag-gag law …

DYK? Consider These Amazing Facts About Chickens

Compassion Over Killing Staff Uncategorized

Chickens are intelligent, curious, and social animals. So if you’re ever called a “bird brain,” you should consider it a compliment! In honor of National Chicken Month, we’re sharing fun facts that you may not know about these remarkable birds. And you can help us make National Chicken Month about helping chickens! All donations through September 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, in …