Human Rights Violated at Meat Packing Plants
The results of the Nebraska Appleseed report, compiled through
interviews with 455 workers in five communities, have stirred debate and
concern among meat producers and human rights advocates. The report
exposes the humiliating and dangerous conditions that workers suffer in
slaughterhouses where the unrelenting line speed forces them to
slaughter approx. 300 cows per hour. Workers indicate that they are
often injured and that even bathroom breaks are denied.
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Packing plant workers say pace brutal
It’s not surprising that the meat industry, which has not
consideration whatsoever for God’s farmed animals, also exploits their
workers. When profit trumps justice and compassion we lose respect to
all of God’s Creation.
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