‘Okja’ Inspires Vegan Searches to Spike

“Okja” is changing the way people look at food. The film’s release on Netflix has inspired Google searches for “vegan” to spike by 65 percent. “Okja” came out in mid-May and according to Google Trends, searches were shooting upwards by late June, meaning more people were searching for info about a vegan lifestyle. A Netflix production, the film has been …

Fun Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Pigs

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!’

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,” …

“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 …

New Lawsuit Challenges Hormel’s “Natural” Claims as Misleading

Late last year, COK’s gut-wrenching undercover video inside a Hormel Foods pig slaughterhouse went viral. The footage not only exposed extreme cruelty, but it also called into question the efficacy of the USDA’s high-speed slaughter pilot program, known as HIMP. This shocking story continues to garner attention — including a temporary USDA shutdown of the facility and a powerful letter …

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 …