The meat-packing industries carelessness towards their workers are physically endangering them daily. “Men who used knives on the sped-up assembly lines frequently lost fingers. Men who hauled 100-pound hunks of meat crippled their backs” (Constitutional Rights Foundation). The repetitive endangerment of these businesses’ workers highlight the industry’s unnatural greed and lack of empathy. The damages that are inflicted on their workers can be critical, life-changing or even lethal.
The gestational crates that some farmers use are very abusive. The pigs get open wounds from them and can get sick. Due to the cages, the pigs tend to rub and bang against the cages, causing open wounds and sores that can easily get infected. Because the cages are so small and tight pigs have to lay in their own poop.
Animal Cruelty from Food Companies There is nothing more satisfying to American than sinking their teeth into a Big Mac, Chicken Fries, or bacon. This may be a very disturbing image to many people. If it is really thought about, someone will come to the conclusion that that piece of grilled meat in between a bun was once a living thing no matter what animal it came from. Animals are tortured everyday just so humans can have a nice cut of meat.
(Doc D) Water dripped in the factories and rats would run all over the meat and leave droppings. (Doc D) I would spend $300,000 on sanitation because it was clearly a big issue, but I wouldn’t spend $500,000 on it because it wasn’t as much of a problem as labor and
Food safety is getting $100,00 dollar because the foods is in a bad condition, Employees are peeing and pooping near the food. [Document D] There would be meant that had tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where workers had tramped and spit. The place is dark, the employee could not see rats clearly, but could run his hand over these piles of meat and sweep of handfuls of dried dung of rat which are nuisances said Upton Sinclair. Foods is completely unsafe, people who eat this are most likely to get sick and could also possibly cause to point where they couldn 't breath. Many people are eating food that mixed with spit, poop, pee, rats poop, dead rats and a poison that kills the rats but not knowing that is in a bad
The reason Schlosser chose to go into the meat-packing plant himself was so the reader trusted him; and therefore could believe what he described. Next, Schlosser uses similes to describe his experience within the plant. Schlosser describes how the deeper he went into the plant the worse and more horrific it got. At first he says it just looks like the “back of your local supermarket”, but then he explains how it gets violent, and more slaughterhouse-like (169). The simile is meant to highlight the darkness of the plant on the inside rather than what it is expected to be.
The conditions in which immigrants worked under were not regulated by Labor Unions like they are today. One of the most dangerous working conditions were within the meat packaging industry itself. Unsanitary conditions include one of the men of the Lithuanian family, Jurgis, was first hired into the meat packaging industry. Jurgis’s job involved sweeping up animal carcasses and disposing of them. Not only is that unsanitary in itself, the floor was covered with blood which even made it feel like the workers were wading in it
A Response to the Jungle The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a novel about what Sinclair observed when he took a trip to Chicago’s “Packingtown” area in 1904. The book is best known for illustrating the filthy production of meat using unnatural substances and unfavorable parts of animals. Sinclair also described the atrocious conditions that immigrant workers lived and worked in, often resulting in bodily injury and even death.
The meat and dairy industry practices slavery everyday but yet this is something that seems to be over looked by most people. Slavery is when there is an owner, victim, profit, and domination. And is that not what we do to animals everyday. The animals in the meat and dairy industries receive no legal protection. And are constantly being demoralize and raped for a product.
These factors adversely affected natural resources; particularly native forests Deforestation continues to cause environmental degradation in the form of land and water resources degradation as well as loss of native tree species. 2.4 Major Cause of Deforestation Deforestation is caused by what human beings do to the forests and can be accentuated by drought. Generally deforestation occurs when people clear forest for their personal need such as, for fuel, hunting, when they need the land to grow and harvest crops, for building houses, and at times because of religion beliefs (Sucoff, 2003).
Intro: When people eat food they do not think about what is in it, or how it is made. The only thing people care about is what the food tastes like and how much they get. During the 1900’s the meat packing industry had not regulations of any kind. All that mattered to the industry was that they made as much money as possible with as little expenditure as possible. During this times people were often made sick and died either from working conditions or poor food quality.
The Muckrakers, were investigative journalist who succeeded to exposed the social ills of citizens and corruption of both corporation and politics, and they had a huge impact on the success of the Progressive movement. Without the muckrakers the progressive movement would have not achieved the well-known status they had. These crusading journalists exposed bribery and corruption at city and state level, as well as in Congress. They called attention to the exploitation of child labor, the revulsion truth of lynching, and the cruel business practices employed by capitalists. The muckraker’s journalism resulted in legislations and reforms that had long-lasting effects.
The Progressive Era was a time period where people known as Muckrakers exposed the problems of everyday people like the poor living conditions while the progressives tried different ways to fix those problems. During this time, there were also six goals that they focused on protecting social welfare, promoting moral improvement, improving efficiency and labor, creating economic and government reforms. One of the major reforms of this time was the Social Welfare reform which helped to improve some of the problems that people faced such as poor housing, lack of education, and social welfare for women. In 1890, Jacob Riis published a book called How the Other Half Lives which exposed the harsh and poor living conditions of immigrants in tenement