Investigator Series: Jailbreak

Compassion Over Killing’s brave investigators shine a light on the cruelties kept hidden behind the closed doors of animal agribusiness. COK investigations have resulted in animal cruelty charges, groundbreaking lawsuits, and even slaughterhouse shutdowns. To give you an idea of what our investigators experience, we’re publishing a series of blogs by former COK investigators. To stand with our investigators and …

Students Fighting Campus Slaughterhouse Funded by JBS

Time and again, COK’s investigations inside slaughterhouses uncover egregious abuse of animals, from the first look inside a US lamb slaughter operation, to high-speed horrors at a Hormel supplier. Soon, a new slaughterhouse could be built on a college campus. Yes, that’s right. It’s part of a so-called “ongoing educational program” planned for the Fort Collins campus of Colorado State University (CSU), …

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 …

New Investigation: Slaughterhouse Horrors for Hens

Behind nearly every  “incredible edible” egg sold in grocery stores today is a hen so intensively confined inside a barren wire battery cage, she can barely even move. With just 67 square inches of floor space on which to live – about the size of an iPad – she can’t even flap her wings, let alone nest, perch, dust bathe, …