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The E-Newsletter of Compassion Over Killing May 31, 2012

COK Success: Quorn Foods Plans to Expand Its Vegan Line!

Late last year, we announced that after working with COK, Quorn Foods created its first-ever all-vegan product that was launched in the US. The vegan burger debuted to rave reviews and strong sales - and inspired the company to make plans to expand its vegan line into the UK market, where Quorn is headquartered.


COK and Others Sue USDA for Allowing Sale of Foie Gras

Foie gras is, by definition, the product of a diseased animal. Ducks and geese are force-fed until their livers abnormally swell to the point of causing hepatic lipidosis, or fatty liver disease. According to a new lawsuit filed by COK and fellow animal protection groups, the USDA is required through the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) to condemn as adulterated all diseased poultry and should not allow foie gras to be sold.


Federal Hen Protection Bill Update - Act Now!

Earlier this year, Rep. Kurt Schraeder (D-Ore.) introduced the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments (HR 3798) that outlines a national ban on the use of barren battery cages for laying hens, and also includes several other important advancements for hens. This week, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the Senate version of this bill (S 3239). Please contact your Senators today encouraging them to support this bill that would help reduce the suffering of hundreds of millions of birds!

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Save the Date: DC VegFest 2012 is on Sat., Sept. 22!

The DC VegFest is back and it's going to be bigger than ever! This annual vegetarian celebration is moving to the spacious Yards Park to accommodate more people, food vendors, free product sponsors, and more. Be sure to mark your calendar to join us and several special guests including Jane Velez Mitchell, Terry Hope Romero, Rich Roll, and Doron Peterson. You can also sign up now to become a sponsor, exhibitor, supporter, or volunteer!

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"Meatless Monday: Runner's High - Animal Rights Advocate Runs for the Cause" Huffington Post, May 14, 2012
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"Welcome to a New Egg Era: Meet the Vegg" The Vegan Woman, May 14, 2012
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"Animal Activists Call for U.S. Ban of Foie Gras" Courthouse News Service, May 11, 2012
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"Delicacy or Diseased Organ: The Foie Gras Lawsuit Against USDA" We Eat NY, May 11, 2012
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Thurs., June 7: COK Benefit Day at Vegetable Garden in Rockville, MD

Sat., June 9-Sun., June 10: Table with COK at LA PRIDE 2012 in West Hollywood, CA

Sat., June 9-Sun., June 10: Table and march with COK at Capital Pride in Washington, DC

Sat., June 16-Sun., June 17: Table and march with COK at Baltimore Pride in Baltimore, MD

Sun., June 17: Vegan Day benefit at Bakeshop in Arlington, VA

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