“Kitten Lady” Hannah Shaw Speaks Out for Baby Cows Too

Stuart McDonald Animals, Blog, Campaigns

You may know her from YouTube as the Kitten Lady, a baby cat rescuer and advocate who’s taken the internet by storm–and this time Hannah Shaw is speaking up for a different kind of orphaned animal: baby cows in the dairy industry. Join her TODAY in telling pizza giant Little Caesars it’s time to take a slice out of cruelty …

COK’s 10th Annual DC VegFest Bringing Food and Fun September 15

Compassion Over Killing Staff Events, Outreach, Veg Eating

Compassion Over Killing (COK) is proud to present our 10th annual DC VegFest on Saturday, September 15, 2018! Hosted outdoors at famed Yards Park in the nation’s capital, the DC VegFest is a free fun-filled festival of food, music, education, and inspiration with more than 20,000 attendees joining the celebration each year.    Thousands of festival-goers – vegans and pre-vegans alike …

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COK Urges USDA to Deny Bird Slaughter Speed Increase

Stuart McDonald Blog

On August 15, Compassion Over Killing sent a letter to the USDA after four poultry producers petitioned for a waiver that would permit increased slaughter speed. The letter, sent in support of an earlier ask by a coalition of twelve worker and consumer safety groups, explains that raising slaughter speeds from 140 birds per minute to 175 birds per minute …

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Get Ready to Gobble: BOCA Debuts Vegan Turkey Burger!

Stuart McDonald Blog

As nearly 50,000 people join Compassion Over Killing’s campaign, Kraft Heinz has just debuted another fully vegan item in their BOCA line: a one-of-a-kind vegan turkey burger. Plant-based foods continue to become mainstream, but a 100% plant-based turk’y burger is one we haven’t seen yet. But for vegans and pre-vegans alike it offers a great alternative to its cruel animal-based …

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Quorn Invests £7 million into Vegan R&D and “Bleeding” Vegan Burger

Stuart McDonald Blog

Quorn, one of the world’s leading brands in frozen meat alternatives, announced that it is investing £7 million (about $9 million US) into vegan research and development. The UK-based company intends to open a research and development facility in their North Yorkshire headquarters as a response to a 12% rise in sales in just the first half of this year. …

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Subway Australia and New Zealand Trial Vegan Falafel Sandwich

Stuart McDonald Blog

Giant sandwich chain Subway has announced plans to introduce a vegan sandwich option in 100 locations across Australia and New Zealand! This is another big step in Subway becoming more vegan-friendly around the globe. In February of this year, Subways in Finland began offering a soy-based vegan “steak” sandwich. Now, Australians can get their hands on a new smashed falafel …

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Morningstar Goes Vegan with 3 Chick’n Products

Stuart McDonald Blog

Vegans, rejoice: Thanks to a Vegan Outreach campaign, Morningstar Farms just announced that three of their meatless “chicken” options are now available fully vegan! Many plant-based eaters have long been disappointed that Morningstar, a household name when it comes to meat alternatives, still uses egg and dairy ingredients. In 2008, in response to a Compassion Over Killing campaign with Vegan …

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COK to Kraft Heinz at Picklesburgh: What’s the Dill with all the Dairy?

Stuart McDonald Blog

This weekend, food giant Kraft Heinz sponsored Picklesburgh, a celebration of all things pickle. Kraft Heinz is the parent company of BOCA, a line of vegetarian frozen foods–that still uses cruel dairy in many of its products. So, Compassion Over Killing staff and volunteers showed up to let BOCA know that we’d relish an all-vegan brand. Decked out in green …

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Pushed by Big Dairy, FDA To Block Plant-Based Milk Labeling

Stuart McDonald Blog

Prompted by desperate dairy industry attempts to boost curdling sales and impede the rapidly growing plant-based market, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will begin to enforce regulations defining milk as an animal product — preventing plant-based milks from being labeled “milk.” This misguided move, announced by FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, would apply dated FDA standards to the market …