Your Food Tortured..The Truth Behind the Scenes

Now we all know that there has to be some law that restricts the poor handling of livestock, sort of the same law that says we cannot abuse animals.  Instead, there is only a requirement that animals, such as cows, be able to walk to the slaughter house on their own, sounding a lot like walking into one’s own death.  For instance, last year an undercover investigation took place at a factory that produced beef. A cow had been sick and too weak to stand up and after many tries of prodding, kicking, and jolting, the workers eventually attached a chain around the cow’s neck and dragged the unconscious animal to the kill box to be slaughtered and processed into meat.  Should this unfair treatment of animals be allowed?  Cows that do get through to the slaughter house are shot in the head, hung up by their legs, and taken into the killing floor, where their throats are cut open and they are skinned, does this sound any better (Mieszkows, 2008 )?

The instances do not just stop there. In 2004, a KFC- supplying slaughterhouse in West Virginia was caught on tape stomping on chickens, kicking them, and violently slamming them against the floors and walls.  The video also showed how the workers ripped the animals’ beaks off, twisted their heads off, spat tobacco into their eyes and mouths, spray painted their faces, and squeezed their bodies so hard that the birds expelled feces, all of this happening while the chickens were fully conscious (“Undercover Investigations,” n.d.). Ducks and geese spend their entire lives crammed in dirty, dark sheds where they suffer from brutal injury and disease.  They also endure the aberrant pain of having a pipe shoved down their throats at least three times everyday so that two pounds of grain can be pumped into their stomachs (PETA, n.d.).


5 responses to “Your Food Tortured..The Truth Behind the Scenes

  1. Oh. My. Gosh.!!!! I had no clue…this makes me want to be a veggitarian now!!! =Z!! So not cool!! Those cruel people! Hurting those poor innocent chickens!! It is sooo inhumane!! I hope they were arrested!! Or that they have to face Animal Cruelty charges!!

    Kudos to you mi dearie! Your first post! It is very interesting! I shall be checking back frequently!!

  2. Hey Linh!
    I think that there should be a law that stops the abuse going on at these places. How anyone could rip chicken’s beaks off, twist off their heads, spit tobacco at them, and spray paint an animal’s face will always be a mystery to me. The animals have no way to really fight back or protest. I don’t think I will be eating at KFC anytime soon.

  3. Thats awful!!!(not your paper, but the cruelty)…i cant believe that someone would do that to poor animals…i think that people who do things like that should face serious criminal charges…the poor chickens and cows and ducks…definately a good topic to write about…:)

  4. Hey Linny!
    Well as you know, i agree with you completely on this issue. This needs to be stopped. It’s cruel and unjust and it makes me want to be a vegetarian :(.
    You totally shocked me when i read this! haha you were there!
    Remember how many times my jaw dropped?!?!
    Animals should NOT be beaten unconscious and dragged to their death!
    This isn’t only affecting animals, but it is also affecting us who eat them. The genetically fat chickens could have diseases! I don’t know about you, but I’ll never think of a hamburger the same way anymore :S

  5. I applaud your enthusiasm on this topic. I agree that these animals are being treated cruelly, but I still hesitate to say that I am going to become a vegetarian. We were made to eat meat. An alternative should be humane innoculation.

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