When I see headlines like, “Violence uncovered at Tyson chicken plant” or “Workers fired for violent handling of animals at slaughterhouse” I think to myself:
Yeah, because if they were doing it right, they’d be gently, tenderly and considerately forcing animals to their bloody death.
They’d be kindly stroking the animals as they slit their throats and hang them upside down to bleed to death, oh so gently coaxing them to the kill floor, where the gentlest of hands makes sure they are robbed of their lives, without violence, of course.
Are there better and worse ways of killing? Yes, there are more cruel and less cruel ways.
But make no mistake: a pig farmer himself confessed to me in writing that on his “humane farm” there was no such thing as humane slaughter–“humane slaughter is an oxymoron,”he said.
Do plants that profit by the most animals processed…
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