All NYC Public Schools Joining Meatless Mondays

Great news from the Big Apple: All New York City public schools will participate in Meatless Mondays starting in the 2019-2020 school year! The city’s decision was announced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Meatless Monday is an international effort that continues to gain steam across the …

Celebrating 14 years at COK: A reflection of the past as we build a kinder future

By Erica Meier, Executive Director The New Year offers an important opportunity for reflection, which can spark creative ideas for growth and forward progress. As we enter 2019, I’m reminded that this month, January 2019, marks my 14-year anniversary working at Compassion Over Killing!   I moved to the nation’s capital in 1999 and soon started volunteering at COK. At …

VICTORY: Lightlife Brand Goes 100% Vegan

Following a campaign by Compassion Over Killing (COK), a few years ago Lightlife drastically reduced the use of eggs in their line of vegetarian foods, by 166,000 eggs annually! The brand also introduced three exciting new vegan items. Now chickens, and all animals, have more news to celebrate: Lightlife has announced all of its products will be 100% vegan by the …

COK in 2016: The Power of Change!

THANK YOU: Together, we are changing the world! As highlighted in our inspiring year-in-review video, Compassion Over Killing has been able to achieve groundbreaking progress and victories for farm animals in 2016, thanks to your generosity and support! Our brave investigator uncovered for the time ever the horrors hidden inside chicken breeding factory farms We successfully persuaded three top poultry companies to end …

Montgomery County

Maryland’s Montgomery County Proclaims Meatless Monday

Last Thursday, the Montgomery County Council issued a “Meatless Monday” Proclamation officially endorsing a nationwide effort to promote kinder, climate-friendlier, and healthier foods. Compassion Over Killing worked with the Council on this initiative and applauds the County for taking this important step in promoting the many benefits of choosing more plant-based foods.

US VegWeek

US VegWeek Success: Thousands Go Meat-Free for a Week!

Vegan Baking Our fifth annual US VegWeek wrapped up on Sunday, and it was a resounding success!

The weeklong celebration highlighting the many benefits and flavors of vegetarian eating included more than 3,500 people from coast to coast taking our 7-Day VegPledge, 140 restaurant specials offered in 21 states, 150 events held in 33 states, and more media coverage than ever before.

Update: Whole Foods Severs Ties with CA Chicken Hatchery Exposed by COK

Last week, COK — represented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund — filed a lawsuit against the California-based Cal-Cruz Hatcheries for unlawful business practices relating to undercover COK video footage documenting shockingly cruel conditions forced upon newly-hatched chicks. The complaint aims to stop the ongoing abuse of baby birds at this facility which hatches chicks destined to be slaughtered for their meat.