Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, And Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry [NOOK Book]

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Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years — particularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and deregulation — have had on workers, animals, and consumers. It is also the first time ever that workers have spoken publicly about what’s really taking place behind the closed doors of America’s slaughterhouses.
In this new paperback edition, author Gail A. ...
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Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, And Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry

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Overview

Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years — particularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and deregulation — have had on workers, animals, and consumers. It is also the first time ever that workers have spoken publicly about what’s really taking place behind the closed doors of America’s slaughterhouses.
In this new paperback edition, author Gail A. Eisnitz brings the story up to date since the book’s original publication. She describes the ongoing efforts by the Humane Farming Association to improve conditions in the meatpacking industry, media exposés that have prompted reforms resulting in multimillion dollar appropriations by Congress to try to enforce federal inspection laws, and a favorable decision by the Supreme Court to block construction of what was slated to be one of the largest hog factory farms in the country.
Nonetheless, Eisnitz makes it clear that abuses continue and much work still needs to be done.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615920082
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 170,916
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gail A. Eisnitz (San Rafael, CA), winner of the Albert Schweitzer Medal for outstanding achievement in animal welfare, is the chief investigator for the Humane Farming Association. Her work has resulted in exposés by ABC’s Good Morning America, PrimeTime Live, and Dateline NBC, and her interviews have been heard on more than 1,000 radio stations. Her work has been featured in such newspapers as The New York Times, Miami Herald, Detroit Free Press, Texas Monthly, Denver Business Journal, Los Angeles Times, and US News & World Report. Eisnitz was the driving force behind a front-page exposé in The Washington Post documenting slaughterhouse atrocities. The Washington Post reporter later described Eisnitz as "the most courageous investigator I’ve ever seen." The story was one of the highest reader-response pieces ever run by The Washington Post.
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  • Posted May 23, 2009

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    Everyone should read this book

    Ms. Eisnitz has written a very important book. Her work details several components of our slaughterhouses: horrible abuse of animals; unimaginable conditions for workers; lack of independent inspections; and, the totally unsafe food products that come from these places. Everyone should read this book and pass it on to whomever you can.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Should be displayed, face out, alongside the springtime BBQ cookbooks.

    This book is cataloged in the politics section, not the vast food section. The reason being is it has as much to do with the failure of the USDA to enforce consumer and worker saftey laws as it has to do with the very real torture of sentinent mammals and fowl in slaughter/packing houses across the country.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

    In depth, real information. Get out of denial and stop eating meat!

    THis book is real. It's not just some self-indulging study. It's informational without just rifling off facts and studies. IT's real life and is told in a way that helps you understand the research process-a little behind the scenes. I can't believe how I ate meat for years oblivious to what is going on. The author's plight is mostly for the animals, however, there are huge health reasons for eating meat-free diets. I found this book from reading Skinny Bi*ch ( a great read if you're not easily offended).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2008

    A must read

    I grew up in a different country and I do not agree with the way animals are tortured in this country. Because of animal cruelty I have not eaten meat since I moved here. I do miss it, but because of health risk and issues with the slaughterhouses I'll stay away from meat. This book is a must read. It'll really open your eyes on how horrible and disgusting the meat industry is

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2008

    What we eat...

    I saw the short description about the book and I decided I had to buy the book. I love meat, I probably eat it atleast 3-4 times a week, and hearing some of these things are just disgusting! I think anyone that eats meat should know the things that go on behind locked doors. I'm sure everyone knows how bad hotdogs are but what about your twenty dollar steaks... I'm going to school to be a conservation officer but my first dream job was to be a cruelty cop since there is soo much of that going around but in my area there isn't enough people or animals to investigate. I cried to some parts I even had a dream after reading it was a little weird but thank you for writing a book on this and I hope it gets out to more people and these incidents stop happening.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Wow!

    This really is attention grabbing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Eye opening, must read

    I loved this book. Plain and simple, everyone needs to read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Mrs. Cow

    Looks at her, confused.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 3, 2013

    Amelia

    "UUGDDD"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    I challenge every person in the u.s. better yet..world to read t

    I challenge every person in the u.s. better yet..world to read this and see if they still eat meat. I don't. Everyone should be aware of these conditions and cruelty that is going on in the meat industry. STOP BEING BLIND AND REALIZE WHAT THE ANIMALS AND WORKERS WENT THROUGH BEFORE YOU TAKE A BITE OF THAT MEAT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2007

    Essential Read!

    Its hard to read some of the examples of animal slaughter, but its also necessary to understand and elevate animal welfare laws. Very helpful read for those interested in animal welfare and/or vegetarianism.

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