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KFC Begins Testing Vegetarian Chicken in UK

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Kentucky Fried Chicken is now testing vegetarian chicken in its stores across the UK and Ireland. If successful, KFC expects to start officially selling the meatless menu item in 2019. Here in the US, as chains like Starbucks, Subway, and White Castle roll out plant-based options to meet soaring consumer demand, Compassion Over Killing is urging KFC to do the …

Nationwide Pizza Party Asks Little Caesars to Offer Vegan Cheese

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Friday was National Pizza Party Day, and we celebrated vegan-style! Pizza lovers nationwide joined us by telling Little Caesars to take a slice out of cruelty to cows and offer dairy-free cheese. As plant-based foods take the world by storm, Pizza Hut UK, Domino’s Australia, and several major US pizza chains are dishing up vegan cheese. Yet, Little Caesars continues …

These Women Are Changing the World

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Women comprise almost 51% of the population — and they’re even more of a dominant force in the farm animal protection and advocacy movement! The vast majority of humans working in this field have always been female, from chefs to front-line activists to those leading organizations. These rock star advocates deserve accolades for their remarkable work to create a kinder …

Thousands Joining Celebrities by Pledging to Eat Green for Vegweek

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With inspiration from the stars, thousands of people are joining Compassion Over Killing’s VegWeek 2018 campaign, by pledging to eat plant-based from April 16-22. VegWeek is celebrated annually in April, to coincide with Earth Day (April 22) and it aims to inspires pre-vegans to take the VegPledge as a fun and collective way to explore the many flavors and benefits …

Chicken Industry Titan, Tyson, Launching Plant-Based Bowls

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After hearing from more than a quarter-million of you on a COK petition asking Tyson Foods to stop genetic manipulation of birds for rapid growth and shift toward cruelty-free plant proteins, Tyson has announced that it’s launching a line of plant-based grab-and-go bowls this year! This is another promising step, after Tyson announced it was increasing its investment in plant-based …

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Kraft a Better BOCA: Ditch Dairy!

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The BOCA brand has become a household name at the forefront of the meatless market, appearing on store shelves and restaurants menus nationwide. Yet, BOCA, owned by Kraft Heinz, is lagging behind other vegetarian brands that have moved forward to meet the soaring consumer demand for dairy-free foods. The majority of BOCA’s burgers, bowls, and other products on grocery store …

Poultry Industry News: Plant-Based Eating to Increase in 2018

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Meat is so last year! In fact, as consumers grow increasingly concerned about animal welfare, more and more are choosing kinder, healthier, and more sustainable plant-based foods. Even meat industry news seems to be taking notice. Poultry industry site, WATTAgNet, has just published thoughts on “why plant-based eating will increase in 2018.” “Last year, plant-based proteins became more mainstream, thanks …

Vegan Food a Top Social Media Trend

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Vegan is in demand! Major food retailers and chains, from Starbucks to TGI Fridays, are responding to the consumer call for plant-based dishes by serving up options. You can see plant-based’s popularity all over social media, too. When it comes to food, people are sharing the love and showing that they like animal-free! Pinterest just released its top 100 trends for 2018, …

Starbucks: ‘Consumers are Asking’ for Plant-Based Options

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You’ve joined Compassion Over Killing and Jane Velez-Mitchell in asking Starbucks for vegan foods, and the coffee chain is responding with new menu items — from a protein-packed lentil bowl to a new cupcake! The addition of these vegan offerings, along with multiple dairy-free milks for coffee, are the result of demand from thousands and thousands of compassionate consumers, and …