The Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa is the site of arguably the greatest atrocities ever revealed by an undercover animal cruelty investigation. The plant has since been sold and the manager is looking like he’s going away to prison for a long, long time.
So now Iowa is bending over backwards to help the owners. They’re extending $600,000 in aid and loans, plus almost a million dollars more in tax credits. All to keep about 300 mostly shitty jobs in the state.
The reader comments after this article are worth reading. In contrast to YouTube comments, these seem to be coherent responses written by Iowa residents. And they’re rightfully pissed. (Thanks, Bea.) Link.