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The E-Newsletter of Compassion Over Killing April 12, 2012

VegWeek 2012 Kicks Off on April 23!

Now in its fourth year, COK's VegWeek is bigger and better than ever. Launched in 2009 with inspiration from Md. Senator Jamie Raskin who pledged to go veg for a week—and is still a vegetarian today—our campaign is now a nationwide effort encouraging people to explore meat-free meals by taking our 7-Day Veg Pledge from April 23-29. Sign up now (you could win one of 150 prizes!), find a participating restaurant or an event in your area, and help spread the word!

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New Investigation Exposes Cruelties at Egg Factory Farm

As reported in the New York Times, today the Humane Society of the United States released a shocking new undercover video exposing horrific conditions for animals at Kreider Farms, an egg factory farm in Pennsylvania. The footage reveals severe overcrowding in small wire barren battery cages as well as birds trapped in the wires of their cages and rotting corpses left in cages with live birds. Kreider is one of the few egg producers in the US that doesn't support federal legislation aimed at improving conditions for America’s laying hens.

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A Four-Pronged Approach to Protecting the Planet

For over 40 years, Earth Day - celebrated on April 22 - has been inspiring people to take steps to help the environment. Did you know that perhaps the single most important action each of us can take to protect the planet is simply to choose meat-free foods?

Earth Day offers the perfect opportunity to empower others to fight global warming and animal abuse with our forks, and COK's popular Eating Sustainably brochure is a great way to share this important message.

Read more and help make every day Earth Day. »

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"Pledge to (Help Your Friends) Go Vegan" Our Hen House, Apr. 11, 2012
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"Meatless Monday Round-Up: Nutrition Special Edition" Lunch Box Bunch, Apr. 2, 2012
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"Chickens Come First" News Review, Mar. 29, 2012
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Sun., Apr. 15: Leafleting at CicLAVia in Los Angeles, CA

Sun., Apr. 15: Vegan Day benefit at Bakeshop in Arlington, VA

Sat., Apr. 21: Tabling at "Earth Day Everyday" at Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sat., Apr. 21: Tabling at Sweatstock in Miami, FL

Sat., Apr. 21 to Sun., Apr. 22: Leafleting at the LA Times Festival of Books in Los Angeles, CA

Sun., Apr. 22: Special Vegan Day benefit for Earth Day at Bread & Brew in Washington, DC

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