As consumers increasingly reject cruelly-produced, unhealthy animal products, the meat industry is grabbing at any chance it can to win them back. In late 2020, published an article entitled “Eat Meat to Support Your Immunity During a Crisis.” …


From just about birth, most of us are told that we have to drink our milk to grow big and strong. In children’s books we see happy cows being milked in big red barns by caring, overall-clad farmers. But what if we’ve been lied to this whole time?

If you’re…


From a young age, I loved animals. That’s why I became a vegetarian, and for so long, I thought I was doing all I could to help animals. It didn’t occur to me that cows suffered in the dairy industry. I was wrong. Dairy cows suffer horrendously. …


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In 2018, I worked at Amick Farms, a chicken slaughter plant in Maryland that recently experienced an outbreak of COVID-19, which has resulted in the death of three employees so far. Like many others, I worked on the shackle line hanging live birds destined to have their throats slit. Unlike…


It’s nearly Mother’s Day — a day to honor and celebrate mothers everywhere.

As a mom and an animal advocate, I can’t help but think of all the mother cows imprisoned in factory farms, forced to endure so much pain and suffering behind the closed doors of the dairy industry.


Animal Outlook investigator speaks out

Dear Friend,

When I was working at Martin Farms as an undercover investigator for Animal Outlook, witnessing gentle mother cows being beaten and abused, I told myself over and over: I can do this. I can bear witness; it will all be worth it in the end. …


As an undercover investigator for Animal Outlook, I can’t yet tell you my name — but I can tell you the story of cow 714.

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Last winter, I worked undercover at Martin Farms, a dairy factory farm in Pennsylvania. During my time there, through all the chaos, I connected with a kind and beautiful cow who was only known by her tag number: 714.

She was an adult cow, trapped in the cycle of being…


Scott David, Compassion Over Killing Investigations Associate

Taco Bell has been making headlines, but not for…


The “Adopt a Cow” program does not accurately reflect the truth behind American dairy. (Photo: Compassion Over Killing)

The enormous dairy industry’s taking a hit as shoppers turn away from cow’s milk. So, in an alarming move, the industry is looking to classrooms to build its consumer base.

As popularity soars for non-dairy milks like almond, soy, and oat, sales of cow’s milk reportedly plummeted to the tune…


Slaughterhouses are hell on earth for pigs, and they’re about to get worse.

Photo: Compassion Over Killing

As is, slaughterhouses are hell on earth for pigs, and they’re about to get worse.

Within just a few weeks, the USDA is planning to give slaughterhouses across the country the green light to recklessly speed up slaughter lines–endangering animals, workers, and consumers alike.

The Trump administration isn’t only speeding…

Animal Outlook

Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing) is a national animal protection nonprofit based in Washington, DC. AnimalOutlook.org

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