Why vegan? Here’s one reasons:
It isn’t hard to figure out why the beef industry won’t let even an enthusiastic carnivore near its slaughter facilities. [...]
At a typical slaughter facility, cattle are led through a chute into a knocking box – usually a large cylindrical hold through which the head pokes. The stun operator, or “knocker”, presses a large pneumatic gun between the cow’s eyes. A steel bolt shoots into the cow’s skull, usually rendering the animal unconscious or causing death. Sometimes the bolt only dazes the animal, which either remains conscious or later wakes up as it is being “processed”. Let’s say what we mean: animals are bled, skinned and dismembered while conscious. It happens all the time. The combination of line speeds that have increased as much as 800% in the last 100 years and poorly trained workers labouring under nightmarish conditions guarantees mistakes.
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