Section 11 assembles random inspections of drugs and food being brought into or shipped out of the United States. Lastly, section 12 clarifies the liabilities, as 13 states the effective date. The scandal and pure embarrassment of the manifestation of the meatpacking industry was one of the worst historical events in the United States history. Human rights and responsibilities were blatantly ignored but the industry to generate as much profit as possible. The meatpackers were
According to Nicholas Kristof author of “Cleaning the Henhouse” one of the main problems within industrial agriculture is that it is harmful to all human beings. The prime example that Nicholas gives is the increasing rate of salmonella outbreaks in the United States. Salmonella outbreaks are due to the improper care of hens from what they’re being fed down to the environment they’re kept in. Kristof finds it important to respond to this epidemic because it has a direct impact on human health. In addition to identifying a national problem he goes on to propose that the most effective solution would be to ban the usage of cages in chicken farming.
Working in textile factories was unsafe for working class families because of the work environment they had to work in. Many workers had bad experiences in their time of employment. In the document “Testimony of Joseph Hebergam to the Sadler Committee” it says “Sadler: Did he tell you the cause of your illness? Hebergam: He told me that it was caused by the dust in the factories and from overwork and insufficient diet…”. This quote proves that the factories were unsafe to work in because it caused illnesses and even lead to death.
04 Oct. 2015). The overuse of such chemicals can lead to drug-resisting bacteria that is not only harmful to humans, but can also be fatal. "Antibiotic resistant infections kill 90,000 Americans every year.” It is not only the antibiotics that are endangering humans but just the general sanitation of the way the animals are raised as
Chapter 8 from the reading describes the working condition of the slaughterhouse. The meatpacking was known for the most dangerous job in America. People worked in the poor working condition where knives and machines can cut through their shiny steel armor. There are no windows, workers standing in the river of blood, drenched in blood, and women facing sexual harassment. The cleaning crew cleans the plant with a high-pressure hose that shoots a mixture of water and chlorine heated to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
When Upton Sinclair wrote the Jungle, a book about the terrible environment of the meat-packing factories in Chicago, he hoped to motivate reform in immigrant working conditions and promote socialism. Instead, what shocked readers the most was the sordid surroundings in which their future meals were prepared. Sinclair 's audience saw these conditions as a threat to themselves, and that energized reform in the meat-packing industry. What scared audiences the most was how real this threat was to their lives. As can be witnessed in the results of Sinclair 's crusade, the most effective propaganda is that which rouses the visceral survival instinct.
Some look at Captain Henri as a scapegoat from a failed Confederacy, while others see him as a murderer to inmates in Andersonville (Andersonville). Captain Henri’s cruelty was quickly visible. Captain Henri made sure the food handed out to the prisoners was decreased each day. Wirz had a reputation for his cruelty to prisoners and was also known as a murderer. One soldier testified that Wirz ordered a prisoner into the stocks during a rainstorm.
Fast food companies and meat processors are uninterested in the possible risks consumers are susceptible to when unskilled workers handle the meat. The analogy links the main idea to the title of the chapter. Schlosser has chosen to present information in this way because it emphasizes the cruelty meatpacking workers endure, they are fired right before benefits become available to them. He wants to affect/influence his readers by demonstrating to them how meatpacking industries only care about making a large revenue each year. 8 paraphrase - repetition of “blood” and “injuries”: “We wade through blood that’s ankle deep…” (171) “Indeed, the rate of these cumulative trauma injuries…” (173) Repetition Schlosser’s use of the device relates to topic and/or purpose by emphasizing the grotesque conditions not only meatpackers and cleanup crews undergo, but also the unsanitary condition in which the meat is cut.
The Jungle, also known as a famous book written by Upton Sinclair, who was a famous muckraker, a muckraker is a journalist who exposes social injustice, Sinclair wrote this book to expose the meat packaging companies, he talked about all the bad things that were happening in the companies. When his book was published many people were shocked by what was in their food, the companies had to make a change, and it had to be a fast one, they took better precautions and made it a lot more
is the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs that could be potentially lost if society began boycotting fishing companies. Lisa A. Kirby writes, “While crab fishing is dangerous, it is also essentially blue collar. The men aboard the crab vessels are working class, struggling with intense physical labor and hoping for the big haul.” If there were labeling on food informing consumers how many animals were killed to bring the desired animal to the plate would consumers still support these fishing companies? Concentrated Animal Feeding, another term for factory farming, was created by the Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of this creation was to protect themselves because every farm under this organization harms animals in ways that
Another aspect is that there are some animals are being slaughtered while still conscious. “On Apr. 10, 2001, the Washington Post re-ignited public debate about slaughterhouses with their exposé "They Die Piece by Piece.” The investigation found that animals in slaughterhouses were often cut apart "piece by piece" while still conscious” (Procon.org). There are two methods that usually being used to kill animals. Both methods are cruel and unethical to animals.