COK Rally at USDA: Investigator Delivers 250K Signatures Against High-Speed Slaughter

Today, Compassion Over Killing (COK) brought media and the voices of over a quarter million people to the doorstep of the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) in the nation’s capital, in a rally against the expansion of the federal agency’s dangerous high-speed pig slaughter program. The New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) would allow slaughterhouses to further increase their already …

COK & Coalition Oppose Chicken Industry’s Dangerous Plan to Increase Line Speeds

Compassion Over Killing (COK) has voiced grave concerns to the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) over the chicken industry’s proposal to increase already dangerously fast slaughter line speeds and urged thousands of supporters to submit comments to the federal agency. Today, along with a coalition of animal welfare, food and consumer safety, and worker rights organizations, we’ve announced that more …

18.6 Million Pounds of Meat Recalled in 2014

Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture released a summary of the meat and poultry recalls that were issued throughout 2014 – and the list is a frightening reminder about just how “unwholesome” and unsafe meat can be.  Why exactly did 18.6 million pounds of meat get recalled last year? The risk of pathogens, such as E.Coli, Salmonella, and Listeria, …