Humans to the Slaughter

Americans sacrifice each other for meat under the shadow of coronavirus

Some workers have alleged that they aren’t allowed regular opportunities to wash their hands, and others have reported that there isn’t even soap for them to do so.

To quote Billy Williams, an employee of Tyson Foods: ‘I’d rather have somebody go without their bacon and have my coworkers alive.’

Researchers have compared the psychological profile of slaughterhouse workers to that of combat veterans, executioners, and participants in genocide.

A former kill-floor manager: ‘Pigs down on the kill floor have come up and nuzzled me like a puppy. Two minutes later, I had to kill them — beat them to death with a pipe.’

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