I wish this article (which IS an excellent piece) focused on the unethical treatment of the pigs at least half as much as it did the unethical treatment of humans. At least the humans weren't forced to stand up every minute of their lives, in absolute misery, only to be slaughtered and then have their brains turned to slop for humans to consume. The whole thing is sad. Mistreating animals is wrong. So is mistreating humans. There's nothing good or proper about any of it. Eating meat is wrong.
I'm a new housekeeper in a hotel also. I've read some of the comments posted and the only thing I have to say is organized labor (Unions) worked very hard in the past to stop this. Then came union busting. And people started believing all the anti-union propaganda. It's our own fault for believing what we knew to be lies. Untill workers unite and stand against this stuff, until we stop the Republicans in congress from stripping the rest of our labor laws, this will continue to happen.
At one time, when a person invested in a company, they had a general idea what that company was about. They made something. A person could decide if the product was of sufficient quality, and desirability, to back. That is no longer so.
I ran my own small company for many years, but I was fair to my employees...sick days, vacation and even family emergency days! I could never expect an employee to have less benefits than I did..after all they got an hourly w...age and I amassed ALL the profit! Fair is fair. When I was selling my business, they were all so sad...we were family. I ended up getting creative with financing and sold it to my employees! The business is still running and my former employees take great pride in their work (but they always did) and I love to visit them on occasion to see their growth/progress and happiness. Plus, I was able to retire early. Do unto others....works every time! :)
Living within 150 miles of Joplin, the story's on our local news almost every night. Many locals are down there helping out. the death of at least a dozen people from fungal infection in their wounds is perplexing as I don't ever recall this happening with past storms, debris injuries.