Monday, May 3, 2010

Anottated Bibliography #3

Joby Warrick. “ Modern Slaughtering Methods Are Inhumane.” The Washington Post Weekly Edition. 2005

In this article, it first gives abstraction about what goes on in the slaughterhouse, in terms of animal cruelty. And it starts in a introduction, it stars by taking a story by IBP meat industry worker’s experiences. For instance, how planters, violate the regulation from Human Slaughter act goes unpunished. As further in paragraphs, it gives details about the types of cattle and hogs abusiveness that are done in plants, from various types of witnesses, and hidden evidence in slaughterhouses. It gives details about improper using stunning in animals and the way slaughtered alive. Example, when cattle are stunned on the head they become unconscious; the worst part is when the animals are killed and being sliced bit by bit while they are alive. There are no conclusion in this news article.

Chris Clarke. “ Mad Cow: worse than you think.” Earth Island Journal. Summer 2004.

This article begins the passage by an incidence which took place in December, about a cattle which was found positive for mad cow disease, and one month later, the USDA failed to detect 80 animals that were fed in same herd could have infected. The infected cattle that were shifted from Canada to Washington. Since than, it has developed many frightened , especially when 100 Britons died by the beef contamination of agony. After that, the ban an testing the downer cows to not to be used for consumptions. Next paragraph states that secretary of Agriculture delayed the “ country of origin labeling” shortly known for COOL, could have helped to trace the infected cows from Canada. As further down the paragraph, it discusses about nv-CJD, a name of mad cow disease. Nv- CSD is a worsen tissue that is inside a nervous system, which can cause disease know as TSE. Next paragraph describes the foundation of TSE. It describes that TSE is invented when animals are fed “ bypass-protein,” by using tube, the consequences can cause infection. When cattle bowel is empty, the are shifted to slaughter house for meat packaging. No conclusion in this passage. “ Bad Beef? “undercover investigation spurs largest beef recall in history. March 3, 2008.

In this passage, an investigation revealed what types treatment was given to the animals on a video at the plant. In the video, it mentions how a cow was being treated by fork lifting, and the violence that was used on the cow. The article mentions, because it’s treatment can lead to infection, and most importantly, can make people outbreaks when consuming the meat. Than, it explains the federal laws, that before shipping the animals to slaughterhouse, are to be inspected for any downer cows. When anonymous investigator went undercover as an employee, it discovered that many of those workers do not feel any sympathy when torturing those animals. It went to say that animals are cruelly mistreated when they are brought to the plants. Workers would hit, kick, use physical forces. After the video was aired about these scenes, all meats were pulled.

Gail A. Eisnitz. “Slaughterhouse. The shocking story of greed, neglect, and inhumane treatment inside the U.S. meat industry.” “ Mommy, Am I going to die?”

In this chapter, it first starts with open questions about E. coli questioned by Mary Heersink, a founder of Safe Tables Our Priority. Next paragraph, talks about Timothy Walker who works for USDA. Next paragraph, tells a story of Mary Heersink’s son who past away from eating “tainted” burger. Mary told her parts about her son’s illness with other parents, whose children were as well contaminated by eating burger. In each paragraphs, talks about the sufferings each children being in the hospital. For instance, Brianne, who was in hospitalized for 168 days. And gives details about how her facial have changed when eating a hamburger. Next couple of paragraphs talks about the transitions in the hospital.

Karen Ollson. The Nation. “ The Shame Of Meat Packing” September 16, 2002.

In this story, it takes about how workers are being treated unfairly in these meat packing industries, like IBP, Excel, ConAgra, and farmland Nation Beef which 85% are controlled by US market. In the beginning of this passage, it started with an incidence which was an employee was reluctant to keep up with his speed. The supervisor threatened all employees if they did not want back to their duties. When went under strike with help of Teamster Local 556, had given some strength, especially Martinez, who were once as well a farmer and meat packer. On paragraphs it speaks about the union. Before the union, employees were working under a risk and dangerous work environment, making knives all the time. It states that about 781 were injured. Many of these reason were due to language barrier, which also helps these meat industries to keep these worker keep quiet because they do speak any English.

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