EVENT ALERT! “Today’s Meatpacking Industry: Still a Jungle?”

April 10, 2012 · Filed Under Events · Comment 

Today’s Meatpacking Industry: Still a Jungle?
 
Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 in WJ 101 (Big Warren 1st floor)

Come enjoy Maoz lunch while learning about the working conditions that poultry workers currently face. Steve Mooser, health and safety director of the New York-based Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, will give a short presentation regarding poultry worker working conditions, health and safety hazards, Workers’ Compensation and general access to medical and legal resources. Q&A will follow.

And for a recent article on a controversial USDA proposal to change the way that poultry inspections work, see “Letting the Fox Guard the Henhouse — Literally”

“Dutch senate set to block religious animal slaughter ban”

December 14, 2011 · Filed Under Articles · Comment 

 

“The Dutch Senate is set to reject next week a proposed law banning ritual slaughter of animals, which has drawn fierce opposition from Muslim and Jewish groups.  During a debate late on Tuesday, party factions representing a majority in the Senate said they would vote against the bill proposed by the small Dutch Animal Rights Party.  The bill stipulates that livestock must be stunned before being slaughtered, contrary to the Muslim halal and Jewish kosher laws that require animals to be fully conscious. . . .”

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“Way cleared for horse slaughter to resume in US after 5-year ban”

December 2, 2011 · Filed Under Articles · 1 Comment 

“What to do about growing numbers of neglected and abandoned horses in the US is an ethical conundrum that Congress and President Obama quietly addressed this month via a spending bill: bring back the slaughterhouses. 

A Department of Agriculture bill, signed into law Nov. 18, reinstates federal funding for USDA inspection of horse meat intended for human consumption, which Congress had withheld since 2006. That de facto ban on horse slaughter has now come to an end, to the outrage of the animal rights community, amid reports that US horse owners were simply shipping their animals to Mexico and Canada for slaughter and processing. . . .”

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