Instead, the fact that the food that readers had been eating for years contained the power to kill them seemed shocking, pushing the nation into a worried frenzy. Readers were disgusted by the facts they were reading, catalyzing the creation of administrations like the FDA. Thus, Sinclair’s purpose of writing The Jungle failed to bring readers to advocate for the rights of workers trapped in the low wages, unsafe working conditions, and long hours of meatpacking factories, but rather, succeeded in opening the country’s eyes to the meatpacking practices that went on behind closed doors and the establishment administrations to protect the public from these unscrupulous
The damages that are inflicted on their workers can be critical, life-changing or even lethal. The book provided more distressing news of terrible practices in this industry taught to the workers so that more meat can be distributed for profit. “He wrote that workers would process dead, injured, and diseased animals after regular hours when no meat inspectors were around” (Constitutional Rights Foundation). The industry provides more meat for their customers purely for profit. This causes the industry to be influenced to sell its meat, no matter the condition it is in.
The animals that are affected by this are pigs, cows, chickens and even turkeys in some instances. People do not realize the abuse and cruelty that animals go through just to live the short lives they do. There are many farms that the conditions of the animals are so bad that they can die just from the lack of unsanitary conditions and lack of proper nutrition. We are unaware of all the types of steroids or drugs that these animals are fed or injected
John’s Meat Market In contrast to the millions of people that relocated to obtain jobs constructing roads, or building ships, or were prematurely cast into the role of managing a farm, substantial numbers of people continued working at their prewar occupations. Nonetheless, the war altered their lives as commodity shortages and rationing affected everyone; even imposing adjustments to the daily operations of main street businesses as inconspicuous as John’s Meat Market in Almelund, Minnesota. Traditionally, John’s merchandise included various cuts of beef and pork, along with chicken, and butter. His customers either purchased the goods with money, or bartered for credit with live chickens or hogs, which John could butcher and sell to his patrons. However, with the advent of the war and the subsequent rationing, consumers also needed government issued food stamps to procure butter and the majority of meat products.
In the meat packing plants, there were no laws or rules to abide by for the cleanliness of the food. This caused several businesses to overlook what they thought was adequate for the consumers and sold them perished or rotting meat. In Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, he mentions that the workers would use this spoiled meat by making it into sausage. This truly reveals how the owners of these businesses didn’t care about how they made their money, but would make as much of it as possible, causing them to instruct their employees to not throw out the bad pork, but to utilize it and grind it up into a sausage. He documented how the
As he got older he started to see the abuse of animals it breaks his heart and he feels bad for them. He found out that he could really boost awareness with the social network. He finds dogs at the shelter and the animal shelter lets the dog live for a while longer once they see the pictures online. Every other Saturday he goes and visits shelters and posts pictures of them on his facebook page. The shelter brings dogs to the park so they can get adopted, and even if they don’t get adopted they get a chance to run around, and be free.
One reason dogs should not be allowed in the workplace is because they are a distraction. In the article “No I do not Want to Pet your Dog” Farhad Manjoo states”A half-dozen people were crowding around him cooing and petting”. Instead of working people would be petting all the dogs that are at their work. Bosses will not pay people who just sit around all day pet dogs and do no work. “The dog is sure to come around you get between your legs, rub against your thigh, take a nap on your feet.” Farhad Manjoo, “No I do not Want to Pet your Dog”.
When other dogs get to play outside, they get to look at the dirt in the bottom of their cages hoping one day they could escape this awful place. UBut unfortunately, most of the dogsm do not get to escape. Nine9 out of ten10 times the female dog will get sick from the lack of care. They never get their shots that are needed. Wwhenever they are sick and need help, they never get special care from a vet to see if everything is okay., Mand most importantly, they never get love and affection.
Harp seals also don’t wear clothes, the fur that they have is natural, and is apart of them, so these people shouldn’t be allowed to wear clothes, but since I’m feeling generous right now, I’ll let them keep their undergarments, but no pants, shirts, socks, hats, coats/jackets, shoes, or anything else like that. Oh and also, for the food that they catch, they’ll have to eat it raw, the harp seals never cooked their food. They will have to get into the freezing cold water too in order to catch their food, because they can only eat what harp seals eat. So they’ll have to be aware of their surroundings under the water, and they should hope that their able to open their eyes under water, or they’ll be done for, not only will they be unable to catch their food, but they also won’t see the Orca or large shark coming towards them. On land, they should be aware of the polar bears, foxes, and wolves that are roaming around.
Beginning of this paper, I want to make clear about the main subject which is “fusion food”. So fusion food is characterize as quick, easily, reachable and cheap substitute to home-cooked meals and that can be prepared and served very quickly and also saves time. Other thing is fusion food is quiet cheaper, especially for those people who live their own. I will continue my whole paper with this topic and will show how fusion food grab our country and also change our society. The back ground of this topic is that now people are avoiding home cooking and depend on fusion food.
Millions of those same frozen hamburgers had already been sold and most likely eaten. The middle of the chapter begins to go more in depth about the deadly germs living within the meat that most people consume on a daily basis. According to the book, foodborne illnesses are now more easily transmitted due to, feedlots, sanitation issues in slaughterhouses, and meat grinders. Although there is mass distribution of meat that may possibly be infected with dangerous bacteria, the government has no political influence on whether or not the meat will be recalled or not. Recalling meat is all up to the company and they most likely won’t recall their meat unless it is a very serious
If the employers are being careless about the safety of their employees, does that mean they are careless when it comes to the meat? Surely, the speed of the line the workers are expected to work in is the main cause of most of the injuries. The industry pressures them to work faster, and as a result more money is made. As proof, in a Human Rights report a worker stated, “ The line is so fast there is no time to sharpen the knife. The knife gets dull and you have to cut harder.
Most humans do not think of the consequence that processed foods have on our bodies. The big name food producers have manipulated the youth by offering products that go along with their favorite television show. The farming aspect of food production is horrible. The animals are treated very poorly. The process of slaughter is unsafe and very unsanitary.
The fast food industry also hurts environments around farms in general. It has created an unsustainable cycle that farmers cannot escape. In order to feed themselves and their family, farmers play it safe and buy more fertilizer than needed. When the farmers do not use all of it, they must dispose of it, because that fertilizer will not be as effective next year, so they dump the fertilizer in the areas surrounding their farms. But what this causes is too much nitrogen in the environment because too much nitrogen can kill plants and throw the nitrogen cycle out of balance, in turn hurting the environment.
However, their attempts weren 't as successful as they had hoped because animal rights are still being fought for today. Animals are living things and should not be tested on as an object or inhumanely killed as a source of food. According to HFA’s Campaign to Stop Slaughterhouse Abuse, in slaughterhouses, animals are put on conveyer belts to speed up the butchering process. The farmers take into consideration not the well being of the animals, but only the efficiency of how many can be killed in a day. Pigs are dumped into boiling water so if they don 't burn, they drown.