The Happiest Slaughterhouse!

From the company that brings you Spam®, Hormel, comes this 1965 video showing meat processing in all it’s glory (save for the killing of the animals, blood, and e-coli). Makes you want a little bacon after watching it (not really).

Watching this video, I was a bit taken aback at how happy everything seemed but with a lack of joy on the faces of Hormel workers, cutting apart pigs and knowing that today, most of these workers are Hispanic and not the 40-something white males of European descent depicted in this happiest of slaughterhouses in southern Minnesota.

Bonus feature: see Spam being made but alas, no factory worker falls in to the hot dog grinder nor are any social media people shown at a breakfast pleased that bacon has arrived:

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  1. Bea Elliott on March 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    The meat industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars lying to the public about their product. But no
    amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat. The facts are absolutely clear: Eating meat is bad for
    human health, catastrophic for the environment, and a living nightmare for animals.
    Want to create a better world? Eat like you mean it – Go Vegan

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