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John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” Blasts Factory Farms, Slaughterhouses

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The last two episodes of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” showed in chilling and vivid detail how abuses in animal agribusiness cause animal suffering and environmental devastation as well as human illness, injury, and death.

Big Ag Doesn’t Care About Animals or Workers

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Behind the closed doors of factory farms, billions of animals suffer. And these industrial facilities are not just cruel places for the animals raised and killed for human consumption, but also for workers who endure dangerous conditions and grueling hours. A powerful, eye-opening Bloomberg article, “America’s Worst Graveyard Shift is Grinding Up Workers,” details the harsh reality that these underpaid …

Report: Meat Industry Workers Suffering Severe Injuries

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With knives, blades, grinding machines and other hazardous equipment surrounding you — plus fast-paced, profit-driven line speeds — meat processing can be an extremely dangerous job, according to the National Employment Law Project (NELP). As Compassion Over Killing’s undercover investigations have revealed time after time, profit is the bottom line in animal agribusiness. Cheap meat is produced as quickly as possible, …