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The E-Newsletter of Compassion Over Killing Oct. 22, 2013

COK Investigation Makes Headlines

Last week, COK released a heart-breaking undercover video revealing cruelty to baby birds inside a chicken hatchery owned by Bell & Evans, a company that touts its “humane animal welfare” standards. Our investigative footage, however, tells a different story – and it’s making media headlines, exposing countless consumers to the sad reality that no matter how it’s marketed, animal cruelty is standard practice in the chicken industry.

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Subway Introduces Falafel in the Nation’s Capital

Last year, Subway’s vegan test menu in the DC-area was met with incredible success, and we’re excited to share another campaign update: Subway is introducing a new vegan option – falafel! It’s currently being dished out at nearly four dozen locations in and around the nation’s capital. We’ve even created a handy map to help you find a location near you. Wish Subway would offer this nationwide? Ask them to!

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Banksy’s “Sirens of the Lambs” Video Goes Viral

World-renowned artist Banksy recently took to the streets of New York City’s meat-packing district with a powerful new mobile installation: “The Sirens of the Lamb.” This “slaughter-bound truck” is loaded with animatronic stuffed animals who are seemingly screaming in fear. Calling attention to the horrific realities forced upon farmed animals, the video of this heart-wrenching display has been viewed more than three million times!

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COK at Paris Vegan Day

For the first time, COK participated in the ever-growing Paris Vegan Day, an international celebration of plant-based eating in France! COK’s Elena Johnson was on-site in Paris earlier this month to present two cooking demonstrations highlighting how easy it is, no matter your language, to transform traditionally meat-laden dishes into delicious vegan meals using protein-packed meat alternatives.

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IN THE NEWS

"Pa. poultry producer denies cruelty to chicks" Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 19, 2013
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"Animal advocacy group decries treatment of chicks at Mifflin County poultry plant " Patriot-News, Oct. 17, 2013
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"Undercover video targets Bell & Evans" ABC-27, Oct. 17, 2013
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sun., Oct. 27: COK Benefit Day at Great Sage in Clarksville, MD

Weds., Oct. 30: COK at DePaul Center for Animal Law Fall Symposium in Chicago, IL

Sun., Nov. 3: LA Vegan Book fair in Los Angeles, CA

Sat., Dec. 7: Holiday fundraising party in Washington, DC

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