Tyson Foods: Vegan “News Coming in a Few Weeks”

Tyson Foods has just pledged to Compassion Over Killing that more plant protein news is “coming very soon” at a food innovation forum at its Chicago office–yet it continues to ignore the extreme cruelty COK documented in its supply chain.  At the “New Disruptors in Consumer Products: Incubators, Accelerators & Entrepreneurs” forum at Tyson’s Chicago office last week, COK volunteer …

Tyson Foods Pursuing “Alternative Proteins”

Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest poultry producer, is moving further into the vegan market with plant-based proteins, as Compassion Over Killing’s campaign continues pressuring Tyson to continue this shift as well as end cruel rapid growth in birds. On the company’s first-quarter earnings call, Tyson chief executive hinted at this new development, saying “In the weeks ahead, you’ll be hearing …

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Owner of Tyson-Contracted Factory Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty, Enters Plea Agreement

After a Compassion Over Killing hidden-camera investigation uncovered heartbreaking abuse to birds at Atlantic Farms, a Virginia factory farm contracted by Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, our evidence was turned over to authorities, who promptly investigated. The video reveals birds being violently kicked, slammed, thrown, and run over and crushed to death by forklifts. Other birds were killed …

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Tyson Foods Invests in Plant Protein–But Continues Rampant Chicken Cruelty

The world’s largest poultry producer, Tyson Foods, announced another plant-fueled investment, funding a company producing vegan protein from mushroom roots. Though this is a positive step showing that companies are reacting to consumer demand by investing in plant protein, Compassion Over Killing continues to take Tyson to task for its failure to do better by birds. Pivoting to Plant Protein …

Message in the Sky over Tyson-Sponsored Poultry Fest: Cruelty Won’t Fly!

Today, Compassion Over Killing (COK) flocked to the Tyson Foods-sponsored Poultry Festival in Arkansas, in a powerful demonstration urging the poultry giant to end cruel, unnatural rapid growth in birds and shift towards plant protein. COK volunteers turned up the heat on Tyson to take action, demonstrating around the festival’s barbecue event with signs that “Tyson’s cruelty won’t fly” as consumers …

‘Injured Chickens’ Race from Cruelty at Tyson’s Hometown Marathon

Two costumed “injured chickens” limped in the annual Hogeye Marathon sponsored by Tyson Foods in Springdale, the poultry giant’s hometown, on April 14th, urging Tyson to move toward plant protein, as consumers flock away from animal cruelty. Joining the “birds” representing the hundreds of millions of real chickens suffering for Tyson products every year, Compassion Over Killing (COK) volunteers were rallying …