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

REVIEW: Simple Happy Kitchen– Adorably Illustrated Plant-Based Guide

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Part cookbook, part nutritional guide, part entertaining read, Simple Happy Kitchen is an illustrated how-to for veganism and a plant-based diet. Starring Pedro Almondovar, a likeable roasted almond, this colorful, easy-to-read volume will help guide you through your transition to veg eating in the most adorable way. The comprehensive book covers everything from egg replacements to feeding vegan kids to … Read More

WATCH: Cattle Rancher Goes Vegan

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June 11-17 is World Meat-Free Week. Studies continue to show that eliminating animal products from our diet is the best way to combat climate change and the best choice for our health–reducing the risk of heart disease and even fighting cancer. By going meat-free, of course, you also help to save animals! Billions of animals are raised and killed for … Read More

“What is Nooch?” And Other Un/Common Vegan Ingredients

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Whether you’re new to veganism or just beginning to get into cooking at home, there may be some ingredients you come across that you’ve never heard of. That’s okay! Here’s a quick guide explaining some of these new foods so that you can start experimenting in the kitchen. Nutritional Yeast When you first delved into vegan cooking, this was probably … Read More

8 Products For The Perfect Vegan Summer Cookout

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Summer is quickly approaching and we all know that one of the best parts of enjoying the warm weather is the FOOD. Luckily, eating vegan doesn’t mean you have to go without your summer favorites. Here are a few substitutes (with all the flavor and none of the animal cruelty!) to get you started at your next beach party or … Read More

Compassionate Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

There are so many ways to honor the moms and mother figures in our lives while also celebrating their special day with compassion for all moms! Make Her a Brunch She’ll Love Breakfast in bed is a classic way to show your love to mom on Mother’s Day. Touch her heart and fill her stomach with delicious compassionate dishes including … Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Grocery Trip More Earth-Friendly

Earth Day is just around the corner, and each of us can take steps to protect our planet, including when we go food shopping! Here a few ways that to can be kinder to the planet on your next trip to the grocery store.   Bring Your Own Shopping Bags: Each year, Americans use an estimated 100 billion plastic bags … Read More

Banana Churro Waffles

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Recipe courtesy of Meet the Shannons. Find this and other dishes in their cookbook, Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking! Banana Churro Waffles Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Servings 12 waffles Servings 12 waffles Banana Churro Waffles Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Servings 12 waffles Servings 12 waffles Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose … Read More

Cold Cucumber Chile Noodles

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Reprinted with permission from Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics, text and photography copyright 2017 by Lauren Toyota. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Cold Cucumber Chile Noodles Votes: 2 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Servings Prep Time 4-6 20 minutes Cook Time 6-8 minutes Servings Prep Time 4-6 20 minutes … Read More