That cheerful blue can is packed with both human and animal misery, and the article’s subtitle says it all:
First Hormel gutted the union. Then it sped up the line. And when the pig-brain machine made workers sick, they got canned.
There are a hundred arguments that can be made for being vegan, but I often think the best one is that animal agribusiness is a vile industry that deserves neither our trust nor our support.
Ted Genoways magnificent, extended reporting puts today’s abuses into historical context—a must-read for omnivores and vegans alike. (Thanks, Derek.) Link.