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.

6 comments:

Alex said...

I can't begin to tell you how disturbing this is to me. There may indeed be an underlying causal connection in the Kantian sense.

Bea Elliott said...

And of course in the physical sense, there are theories about the fear chemicals and adrenalin from animal products that meat eaters consume. Perhaps someday we'll look at all the negatives we've exposed ourselves to while consuming meat as the poison that it really is?

Serenity said...

This is absolutely horrific!

Bea Elliott said...

Yeah... parental infanticide is the most unspeakable of acts - horrible indeed.

Warwak said...

I had a "meat clean-up" job at Jewel when I was 18 years old. I quit after working there 2 hours of hosing down the blood and guts from the walls. Truly disgusting in itself without the addition of the killing in close quarters. Sad that immigrants take these jobs.

Man dreams of castles in the sky, that are invariably filled with understanding, love, and peace; whereas, man, in reality, erects boxes and soils the earth with apathy, hate, and death. The American dream is a horribly real nightmare that floods the land with illegal immigrants, who, for a pittance, murder unfathomable multitudes of innocent beings in slaughterhouses. The poor migrants learn fast what it means to be American. Hate, violence, and murder are nothing more than commodities, which lost souls sacrifice in exchange for hopes of a better life. The cruelty and murder continue until the pawns are driven insane and become useless, only to be deported or sent into the stream of society with the heaviness of blood and violence and death burdening their minds and hearts, so that we may live the American dream.

Bea Elliott said...

Oh... Mr. Warwak - I just want to give you one big {{{hug}}} for having had that experience in a slaughterhouse. How vile - how awful... at 18 no less! So glad you made it out of there with your wits and soul in tact -