Compassionate Action

The E-Newsletter of Compassion Over Killing

March 20, 2012

Why Does the Meat Industry Have a "Beef" with the Federal Hen Protection Bill?

Earlier this year, Rep. Kurt Schraeder introduced the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments (HR 3798) that outlines a national ban on the use of barren battery cages for laying hens that also includes several other important advancements for hens. But if this federal legislation is all about birds, why is the National Cattlemen's Beef Association up in arms about it? Check out COK's take.

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A New Egg-Free Egg is Hatched: The Vegg

The Vegg is a brand new incredible egg-free product now on the market, making vegan eating even easier and tastier than ever. It's an all-natural, all-vegan egg yolk replacer that looks, smells, and even tastes like eggs – but without all the cruelty – and can be used in a wide range of recipes. Plus, when you buy The Vegg, 10% of all sales are donated to COK!

Get cracking and order the Vegg today. »

How the Meat Industry Defends its Cruelty: The "Incest Explanation"

Ever wonder why the pork and beef industries routinely cut animals' testicles out without painkillers? One industry journal, The Western Producer, is recommending that factory farmers tell you: "It is better when defending castration to urban residents to tell them that a calf will breed with its own mother and sisters if it isn't castrated. Daley said they can accept the incest explanation better than being told it makes the meat better and reduces behaviourial problems in the herd."

Read more and act now to stop painful castrations. »

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"The Ag Gag Laws: Hiding Factory Farm Abuses From Public Scrutiny" The Atlantic, Mar. 20, 2012
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"Gag Order: Why States Are Banning Factory-Farm Whistleblowers" Good, Mar. 13, 2012
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"March Vegan Drinks" Lone Star Plate, Mar. 7, 2012
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"NYC's Vegetarian Food Festival" Global Animal, Mar. 2, 2012
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Sat., Mar. 24: Lunchtime Subway Feed-in Before the Orioles' Game in Baltimore, MD

Mon., Mar. 26: Baltimore area screening of Vegucated in Towson, MD

Fri., Mar. 30: ATX Vegan Drinks' Texas VegFest Kick-off Party in Austin, TX

Sat., Mar. 31: COK Speaking at Texas VegFest in Austin, TX

Sat., Mar. 31: Leafleting at the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival in Washington, DC

Thurs., Apr. 5: COK Benefit Day at Vegetable Garden in Rockville, MD

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