Why Saying ‘Bird-Brain’ is Actually a Compliment

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog

Chickens sneeze! But you knew that, right? You probably saw the YouTube video that went viral over the holidays – but there is so much more to chickens than just their obvious adorableness. Did you know chickens can do math? They might not “scratch three times” when you ask them what 2+1 is, but they are capable of mathematical reasoning …

Meat Industry Has a Cow Over Proposed Dietary Guidelines

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Environment, Health, Legal Advocacy, Veg Eating

Last week, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued its proposed nutrition policy for 2015 that has the meat industry crying foul — and the Washington Post is calling it the “meat industry’s worse nightmare.” The current proposal, which will soon re-open for public comments, recommends that Americans eat more fruits and vegetables while reducing our consumption of red and processed …

New Investigation: Slaughterhouse Horrors for Hens

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Investigations, Uncategorized

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, …

Bills’ Buried Provisions Favor Big Ag Over Environment

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Environment, Uncategorized

It’s been all-over the news: President Obama has officially signed the final government spending bill, averting yet another a near-complete government shutdown. Dubbed “cromnibus” it’s a continuous financial resolution that includes all kinds of random “kitchen sink” line items, and it reached an outrageous $1.1 trillion by the time Obama signed it last week. What’s not so much in the news are some of …

Silent Side Dishes: The Stealth of Ractopamine

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Health, Veg Eating

Did you know that with almost every serving of turkey and pig meat dished out this holiday season – and all year long – there’s a stealthy side of drugs that are banned in the European Union and even China, but not the US?  It’s called Ractopamine. And it’s even in your bacon, which reaches its record-setting consumption rate during …

Sick to Death: Phantom Antibiotics in Our Food

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Health

Last week was antibiotic awareness week  – did you miss it? Somehow, this global week of awareness flew under the radar of many – especially in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) named their week-long campaign “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” after an executive order from the White House, but telling the truth about antibiotic use in …

Sen. Cory Booker: You Can Bet Your Broccoli He’s Vegan!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

This past April, US Senator Cory Booker enthusiastically lent his support to COK’s annual US VegWeek celebration with the message: “I’m a vegetarian every day and [US VegWeek] is my birthday week. You can bet your broccoli I’m in!” Now, he’s taking his commitment to protecting his health, the planet, and animals one step further: Earlier this week, Sen. Booker …

Feast On This: Vegan Thanksgiving Meals Everyone – Even Turkeys – Can Enjoy!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Recipes, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

This Thanksgiving, let’s give the turkey something to be thankful for – compassionate cooking! In this season of gratitude, we are choosing to show our appreciation for these  intelligent and social animals by leaving them OFF our plate. While some turkeys (like Marley, Lennon, and Jean, pictured right) are lucky and end up at animal sanctuaries across the country, each …

Bullseye: Target Hits the Mark with New Meat-Free Product Line

Compassion Over Killing Staff Uncategorized, Veg Eating

As the number of Americans choosing plant-based foods continues to grow, so too do the vegan options in restaurants and grocery stores nationwide. From Chipotle’s sofritas and White Castle’s veggie slider to almond milk at Dunkin’ Donuts and dairy-free fro-yo at TCBY, it’s never been easier to leave animals off our plates. And now Target is making it even easier! …