I went undercover at a slaughterhouse to reveal how cruelly they treat animals. I didn’t expect to be treated so dismally as a worker.

The truth as told by “Jim,” a former Animal Outlook undercover investigator.

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After witnessing (and experiencing) unsanitary working conditions during my time there, I knew just how easy it would be for the virus to spread — and for the spread to get brushed under the rug for as long as possible.

What I didn’t expect was just how dangerous and exhausting working there would be. Reading that coronavirus was spreading at Amick Farms didn’t surprise me. After witnessing (and experiencing) unsanitary working conditions during my time there, I knew just how easy it would be for the virus to spread — and for the spread to get brushed under the rug for as long as possible. After experiencing a hand and wrist injury as a result of repetitive motions on the quickly-moving lines, I was essentially told to just go back to work. When I saw an outside doctor, my managers were angry and I almost lost my job. The only way I could keep it was by signing a form releasing the plant of any liability.

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Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing) is a national animal protection nonprofit based in Washington, DC. AnimalOutlook.org

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