Five Foods This Kickass Vegan Nutritionist Can’t Live Without!

Great news! Protecting animals is easy in 2015: in fact, choosing compassionate vegan foods is one of the most effective steps each one of us can take to help protect animals. It’s also a great way we can protect our own health. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to stand up for your health and for animals, you can … Read More

Eating Sustainably

“A substantial reduction of impacts [from agriculture] would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.” – United Nations Every time we sit down to eat, we can stand up for the Earth and all of its inhabitants simply by leaving animals off our plates. Compassion Over Killing’s informative Eating Sustainably brochure is packed with … Read More

Polluting the Planet

According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, the amount of manure produced on American factory farms is three times greater than the amount of waste produced by Americans. And to make matters worse, unlike human waste that goes through a sewage treatment plant, farmed animal waste is virtually always untreated. It’s often just stored in massive hazardous manure “lagoons” or dispersed … Read More

Depleting Resources

There are currently more than 7 billion people on the planet – that’s twice as many as 50 years ago. We’re already straining our planet’s resources at dangerously unsustainable levels, and it’s predicted that in another 50 years, there’ll be 10 billion of us walking the Earth. Where are our resources going? Globally, agriculture accounts for about 70% of all … Read More

A Warming Planet

“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains … the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off US roads.” – Environmental Defense Fund The scientific consensus is clear: the Earth is getting warmer – and it’s got a lot to do with us.According to … Read More

Controlling Your Weight

Obesity rates in the US continue to increase at an alarming rate. In fact more than one-third of American adults and almost 17% of youth are classified as “obese.” According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death”. … Read More

Stopping Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is widely considered preventable, yet, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it accounts for about 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in the US. And while it was once associated with older age, Type 2 diabetes is now considered a worldwide epidemic that includes increasing numbers of children and young adults being diagnosed … Read More

Preventing Cancer

There is also strong and growing scientific evidence that a vegetarian diet lowers the risk of developing various types of cancer. Health and nutrition researcher Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of the groundbreaking and best-selling book The China Study found that “no chemical carcinogen is nearly so important in causing human cancer as animal protein.” A recent study funded by … Read More

Beating Heart Disease

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. The good news is that clinical studies are showing how, in many cases, heart disease can be prevented — and even reversed — simply by choosing plant-based foods. In fact, a few years … Read More

Feeling Fish

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While fish may be unable to vocalize their pain in ways that humans can recognize, the scientific consensus is clear: fish feel pain, much like we do. They’re smart, have good memories, form complex social relationships, and some even use tools. Sadly, overfishing is putting many species on the verge of extinction. The number of aquatic animals killed for human … Read More

Social Cows

Looking in their eyes, you can begin to sense the emotional depth of cows. They form strong bonds with their young and develop relationships with each other. Studies show cows even have best friends. Cows are playful, inquisitive, and curious — and they’ve been known to “celebrate” when they’ve solved a problem. Like us, cows produce milk for their young. … Read More

Playful Pigs

If you’ve ever had a chance to meet a pig, it’s hard not to notice how strikingly similar these animals are to the beloved dogs with whom we share our homes. These highly social animals possess an amazing capacity for love, joy, and sorrow — and they’re remarkably intelligent. In fact, they’re considered one of the top five most intelligent … Read More

Smart Chickens

Like all birds, chickens are smart animals with complex and meaningful social relationships. In fact, their intelligence is so advanced that a recent study by the University of Bristol revealed that chickens can think, draw references, apply logic, and even plan ahead. They can perform basic arithmetic, anticipate the future, and navigate by using the position of the sun! Sadly, … Read More