Poultry ready to be slaughtered
On the week of June 3rd, China provided another sad example of the impacts of industrial agriculture-showing that animals aren't the only victims. A poultry slaughterhouse in Northeast Jilin province caught fire
leading to the death of at least 119 workers. The factory was overcrowded, exits narrow and unmarked, and no emergency plan was in place. And, many of the doors, in efforts to keep workers from departing during work hours, were locked from the outside,
making exiting an impossible task.
Work place safety standards are commonly poor in China,
with unenforced regulations often linked to corruption and prioritizing profit over human rights. But China is not alone, across the globe industrial animal agriculture fails in worker safety standards.