We need to take a step back and ask why the events in Tyson’s video occurred. To me, the data seems clear: We can no longer afford to treat this case as an isolated incident, but rather as part of a dangerous trend….
Yes, vegans DO care about humans. Factory farming is not only bad for the animals, our health and our environment but it is also terrible for the workers. Regrettably, the initial investigation video did not touch on the workers rights issues which it absolutely should have.
Fuck factory farming. And fuck meat eaters who complain that vegans don’t care about people, while still eating factory farmed food. And yes, workers on produce farms do suffer (although animal farms are much more damaging emotionally). So if you can, eat local, and eat fair trade. And always eat vegan.
“The factory farms that supply our meat consumption fuel a vicious structure of worker exploitation. While their actions are not condonable, it is at least apparent that workers develop desensitization to killing in order to survive; the cruelty we see them exhibit towards the animals is an unfortunate but inevitable result of the structure of subordination that the workers are locked into.”