The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry

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Random House, Inc.
Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years — particularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and deregulation — have had on workers, animals, and consumers. It is also the first time ever that workers have spoken publicly about what’s really taking place behind the closed doors of America’s slaughterhouses.
In this new paperback edition, author Gail A. Eisnitz brings the story up to date since the book’s original publication. She describes the ongoing efforts by the Humane Farming Association to improve conditions in the meatpacking industry, media exposés that have prompted reforms resulting in multimillion dollar appropriations by Congress to try to enforce federal inspection laws, and a favorable decision by the Supreme Court to block construction of what was slated to be one of the largest hog factory farms in the country.
Nonetheless, Eisnitz makes it clear that abuses continue and much work still needs to be done.

Baker & Taylor
Traces the investigation of the meat industry, its standards and practices in slaughterhouses, revealing corruption and neglect

Book News
Eisnitz, chief investigator for the Humane Farming Association, reveals the link between unenforced slaughterhouse regulations and the increase in deaths from foodborne illness in the US, and interviews workers to shed light on their tyrannical working conditions and their problems with injuries, repetitive motion disorders, and alcoholism. Includes b&w photos. For general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, 1997
ISBN: 9781573921664
Characteristics: 310 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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