Dec 12, 2008
SLAUGHTERHOUSE MEAT PACKER VIOLENTLY KILLS 5 YEAR OLD SON
Gonzalez, a slaughterhouse worker confesses to killing and butchering his 5 year old son and placed the remains in plastic bags, later disposing of them in dumpsters. His meat-packing job is part of the debate over his confession. He did not work with knives at the plant. But among his duties, according to one worker, was to clean the "meat juices" (surely they mean blood) from the floor with hoses, foam, and wipers, raising questions about whether that skill would explain why investigators have found no evidence to corroborate his confession. While they are worrying about what "skills" could have aided the cover up of his son's murder, I wonder what exposures could have prompted Gonzalez to commit such acts in the first place? While he didn't do the stunning, sticking or killing of these animals he was witness to those violent acts all day long. He saw and heard daily the cries and screams of terror and pain. Gonzalez witnessed death on an hourly basis as a matter of routine nonchalance. The meat industry would like it's consumers to believe that these are unfeeling, inanimate "production units" and that the "system" insures that they are killed "humanely". However, Gail Eisnitz wrote a book called Slaughterhouse - The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry that contradicts this claim by the meat industry. Subsequently The Washington Post followed with an article titled "They Die Piece by Piece". One can only imagine the horror these workers (and animals) are inextricably (and permanently) damaged by in the "process" of making "meat". According to Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the FBI Cruel acts toward animals have long been recognized as indicators of a dangerous psychopathy that often claims more than animal victims. "Murderers ... very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids". Studies have now convinced sociologists, lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and the courts that acts of cruelty to animals deserve our attention. They can be the first sign of a violent pathology that includes human victims. There is reason to link the constant exposure of tortured animals to the death of this young boy. The meat industry is responsible for the suffering of billions of innocent beings in the name of "food". The violence inflicted on these animals by workers remains in their psyche long after the task of blood is done. We cannot possibly expect men to do these acts without requital upon a society that condones it. Meat requires killing animals. Killing animals promotes violence - Be Vegan.