Anyone who has spent time with farmed animals knows that they are intelligent, social and sentient individuals. Pigs can learn tricks, recognize their own name, and have been shown to be smarter than dogs. Cows have best friends and get stressed when separated. Chickens have unique personalities and can remember the faces of more than 100 other birds.
Sadly, without adequate laws to protect them, these amazing animals are forced to endure horrific abuses on factory farms, and in the U.S. alone, over 9 billion birds, pigs, and cows are killed each year for food. Compassion Over Killing is committed to exposing these injustices and empowering others to stand up for animals every time they sit down to eat simply by choosing vegetarian foods.
Hidden Cameras: Our eye-opening undercover investigations shine a bright light on the cruelties kept hidden behind the closed doors of animal agribusiness. . Our video exposes have led to factory farm shutdowns, animal cruelty charges, groundbreaking lawsuits, and animal rescues. In addition, international media outlets have aired our footage, exposing millions of people to the suffering forced upon these animals.
Rescued from a California hatchery after a Compassion Over Killing investigation, these ducks are enjoying a second chance at life. Photo Credit: Connie Pugh / Farm Sanctuary
In the Courtroom: Our legal advocacy program uses the legal system as a powerful tool to fight the systemic injustices of factory farming, focusing on using existing criminal laws and civil litigation to target large-scale animal cruelty on these factory farms.
Business As Usual: Through our corporate campaigns, we’re convincing major companies that vegan eating is not only on the rise, but it’s the new business as usual. We’ve successfully persuaded Morningstar Farms, BOCA Foods, Quorn, and Lightlife to significantly reduce or eliminate eggs from their products. And after receiving thousands of comments from consumers through our campaign website WeLoveSubway.com, the the world’s largest restaurant chain tested three vegan subs in the Washington, D.C. market that were so popular, the stores all ran out within a few short weeks.
Seeing an increasing demand for vegan options, Subway tested three vegan subs in the Washington D.C. market last summer.
Extending Our Reach: Our vegetarian outreach [EM1] brings a message of compassion to consumers. Through our leafleting, public events, and online advocacy, we empower individuals to make positive food choices that benefit animals, the environment and their own health.
Last year, Compassion Over Killing staff and volunteers distributed over 150,000 pieces of pro-vegetarian literature.
Interested in the work we do for animals? Please stop by Compassion Over Killing’s table at the NYC VegFest! Or, head over to our website, Facebook or Twitter right now to learn more about us.