10 of Our Favorite Vegan Halloween Candies

Though many people go vegan for their health (and for animals or the environment!), there’s nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while–especially if you can do that while ditching cruel dairy, eggs, and other animal products. Whether its a fully-vegan company or an “accidentally vegan” classic, there are all kinds of options for trick-or-treaters with a sweet tooth … Read More

10 Vegan Beers That Are Perfect for Fall

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Fall is the perfect time to cozy up with a six-pack of vegan beers–whether you’re enjoying the crisp outdoors or inside with a delicious fall treat. In October especially, breweries release all kinds of delicious autumnal flavors. It’s the perfect time to get your hands on a limited-run Octoberfest or pumpkin beer to complement the season. But–did you know that … Read More

Cincinnati Eatery Hopes to Bring Plant-Based Eating to Your Doorstep

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As compassionate and healthy eating continues to gain popularity, the plant-based market is booming. From shopping at stores to ordering at restaurants, more and more consumers are choosing nutritious and sustainable vegan meals at an affordable price. In cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC and often beyond, it’s even easy to have a delicious plant-based meal delivered … Read More

Dancing Cow Will Moo-ve You to Choose Plant Milks!

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In Compassion Over Killing’s fun new video, Teegan the vegan cow has a moo-ving message: cow’s milk is for baby cows–choose delicious vegan milks! In this cowptivating video, the COK cow dances her way through the grocery store, highlighting the many healthy and delicious non-dairy milks on the market. She then goes on to explain why you should ditch dairy. … Read More

Simple Vegan Meal Ideas with Hungry Harvest

In August I had the opportunity to create some simple vegan meals using produce from Hungry Harvest. Hungry Harvest is a weekly subscription produce delivery company serving Maryland, DC, Virginia, and parts of Florida. Using the service is simple and convenient. You create an online account and select the size of your delivery (options include mini, full, and super). You … Read More

7 Vegan Chicken Recipes to Celebrate National Chicken Month

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Every year, the poultry industry calls September “National Chicken Month” in hopes to boost slumping sales at the end of grilling season. Here at TryVeg we’re totally on board with a month honoring chickens, but we do things a little bit differently. Instead of glorifying cruelty to animals that is devastating to our environment and our health, we’re choosing to … Read More

10 Vegan Clothing Companies to Help You Wear Your Message

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Vegan fashion isn’t just about wearing clothes free from animal products. Sometimes, it also means displaying your ethical stance and using your style to communicate your message! To make shopping easy, we’ve compiled a list of ten companies that sell vegan-wear that is not only free of animal products and unethical fast-fashion practices, but that also encourages veganism in a … Read More

Danni is on a Mission to Share DAM Good Vegan Food

Danni McGhee is a Plant-Based Nutrition Coach sharing DAM Good Vegan food throughout the Washington, DC metro area. Her love of homemade food, cooked with fresh ingredients, was instilled in her by her Jamaican mother and grandmother. In 2015 Danni started her company, DAM Good Vegan, offering online courses, personal coaching and cooking demos to make the transition to vegan … Read More

Vegan Health & Intimacy Products

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Did you know that it is common to test on animals and incorporate animal byproducts in the production of condoms, tampons, and pads? Luckily, cruelty-free options are easy to find! Switching to vegan health and intimacy products improves the lives of animals, humans, and the planet, and there are plenty of options. We’ve compiled a list of some of the … Read More

Interview With Genesis Butler, Inspiring Young Activist

At this year’s Animal Rights National Conference we were able to meet up with young animal activist, Genesis Butler. At age ten, Genesis became the youngest ever TedX speaker when she gave her inspiring talk on healing the planet through vegan eating. Now, she continues to advocate for animals through speaking engagements, social media, and has even started her own foundation … Read More

How to be a Cruelty Free Ballet Dancer

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A guide to buying vegan ballet shoes, pointe shoes and character shoes Guest blog by Erika Wilkinson, COK Outreach Intern & a vegan ballet dancer Traditionally, ballet shoes and pointe shoes have suede soles. But suede, that soft material, is actually the  underside of the skin of an animal. This means that most ballet shoes are NOT vegan, but don’t … Read More

Meet Compassionate Action Cover “Moo-dels” Betsy & Oliver

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This summer’s edition of Compassion Over Killing’s Compassionate Action magazine features two friends we know and love: Betsy and her son Oliver, rescued residents of Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary. Their beautiful photo was taken by photographer Beth Lily Redwood. Get your copy today at COK.net/magazine! Born into the dairy industry, Betsy was destined for a short and miserable life of being … Read More

8 Vegan Recipes For Your Independence Day Celebration

Many outlets have been citing vegan eating as the hottest food trend of 2018. Plant-based products have been flying off shelves, and all signs point to them continuing to sizzle this summer. Your Independence Day barbecue (or any other summer celebration!) is the perfect place to show off some impressive vegan recipes. We’ve put together a few delicious ideas to … Read More

9 Tips for Traveling While Vegan this Summer

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Traveling while vegan (especially if you’re new to the lifestyle) can seem daunting, but there’s really no reason to panic. With some simple preparation, it’s easy and fun to remain vegan on a summer trip–or any time! Whether you’re flying, road-tripping, or even camping, vegan food is abundant and delicious. To help, we’ve put together a few tips to make … Read More

Growing Up Veg: COK Interns Share Their Stories

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This summer, Compassion Over Killing is joined by two dedicated Outreach Interns in DC, Soleil and Erika. Both are vegans and inspiring animal rights activists who went vegetarian at a young age. Check out this interview, in which they share their stories of growing up veg! What made you go vegetarian as a child? E: I grew up with a … Read More