“Doctors Can and Should Care About Anyone’s Suffering:” an Interview With Dr. Aysha Akhtar

Ahead of the DC VegFest, we had the opportunity to chat with one of the festival’s Main Stage speakers, Dr. Aysha Akhtar. A leader in both animal rights and neurology, Dr. Akhtar’s brand new book Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies beautifully examines the deep personal connections we have with animals and how that influences …

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A Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach’s Review of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate

In March 2019, I completed the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program offered by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in partnership with eCornell. I learned about the program in 2018 and was excited to have the opportunity to complete the coursework in order to enhance my work as Compassion Over Killing’s Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach. Two major aspects …

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Olympic Swimmer Rebecca Soni Joins Athletes Saying, “Not So Fast, USDA!”

Six-time Olympic medalist, World Champion, and world record-holding swimmer Rebecca Soni is all about speed. But outside of the pool, she’s using her voice against the USDA’s reckless plan to speed up pig slaughter lines nationwide, which would endanger millions of animals, workers, and consumers. Swimmers, cyclists, and runners must be fast–but slaughterhouses are no place for racing, according to …

COK Spreads Kindness for Cows at Häagen-Dazs’ Free Cone Day

This week, Compassion Over Killing’s costumed cow churned out vegan ice cream samples at Häagen-Dazs’ Free Cone Day in Washington, DC to spread kindness for the cows suffering behind the Nestlé brand’s ice cream.  Compassion Over Killing’s recent investigation exposed massive suffering behind Nestlé’s ice cream brands: Häagen-Dazs, Edy’s, and Dreyer’s. Hot irons are burned into calves’ flesh to destroy …

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Dunkin’ Exploring Adding Plant-Based Protein to Menu

Donut and coffee chain Dunkin’ is considering getting into the vegan fast-food game by adding plant-based proteins to its breakfast offerings. “We’re going to look at plant-based proteins as well, going forward,” said CEO David Hoffmann to CNBC last week. In response to a Compassion Over Killing campaign, Dunkin’ started pouring out non-dairy milk options in 2014. Now, we’re asking …

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 …