Convicted Felons: The Meat Industry's Newest Employees

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Posted December 22, 2006 by Ray Harkins

Undercover at Butterball

As if the meat industry didn’t already have enough wrong with it, now there’s this: A poultry slaughterhouse in Stillmore, Georgia has begun to bus in convicted felons to fill its vacant jobs. (The jobs are vacant because the plant was employing illegal immigrants … Fast Food Nation much?)

Now let’s think about this for just a second, shall we? Undercover investigations into slaughterhouses all across the country—like KFC-supplier Pilgrim’s Pride in West Virginia, Butterball’s Ozark, Arkansas plant, and Tyson’s chicken slaughterhouse in Heflin, Alabama—have found workers scalding live animals, tearing their heads off, spraying spraypaint in their faces, and sexually molesting them. Just imagine what kinds of horrific abuse will occur when the workers are convicted felons.

PETA’s own Bruce Friedrich said it best: “Placing animals in the care of convicts with violent histories is like putting children in the care of child molesters.”





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  • 3126 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    i agree with stacey….i really prefer animals to people….well, most people, anyway….people on this site are ok….i would rather live with lions….they’re less vicious….

  • 3214 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    what retards. i mean honestly thats lower then low.
    i mean…..WTF???

  • 3257 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Are they kidding me? See this is why my 13 year old mind wants these poor animals to rule the world one day. I would sure as hell pay extra to see these freaks get spray painted in the face and be sexually molested by chickens. Now that’s something to see!!!!!!

  • 3261 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Not only are their conditions bad enough [ewww, molesting chickens?!?] but let’s go ahead and hire felons, cause everyone knows they’ll work harder and be more honest than illegal immigrants.

  • 3261 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Ewwww, workers would SEXUALLY MOLEST the animals??!?!?!?!? o_O wtf?! AND convicted felons…those idiots!

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