What it Takes for that Steak to Arrive on Your Plate
Though people are more and more being willing to face the truth of their food choices, many are still not ready to get real.
Back in 2001 I remember reading this piece in the Washington Post that had me literally on my knees weeping.
I desperately hoped (but secretly didn’t believe) that this one expose would surely turn people around; now, all these years later–15 to be exact–I’m still working to encourage people to at the very least read about (if they can’t watch) what it cost the animal so we can have meat on our plate.
Please have the courage to know what you support, because although this article was written years ago, it’s still “business as usual”, and even more troubling, the lines to kill and process animals are faster now than ever.
“They Die Piece by Piece” is the name of the heart-wrenching article.
An excerpt from a seasoned slaughterhouse worker:
“I’ve seen thousands and thousands of cows go through the slaughter process alive,” IBP veteran Fuentes, the worker who was injured while working on live cattle, said in an affidavit. “The cows can get seven minutes down the line and still be alive. I’ve been in the side-puller where they’re still alive. All the hide is stripped out down the neck there.”
You can read the full article here.
If you eat meat, it’s the least you can do, don’t you think?