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Why Are Meat Processing Plants Reopening After Major COVID-19 Outbreaks?

May 5, 2020
Jeremy Fugleberg / Forum News Service

On this edition of Your Call, we're getting an update on the COVID crisis in meatpacking plants. At least 31 meat processing plants owned by Smithfield, JBS and Tyson Foods have had coronavirus outbreaks.

The Recent MS ICE Raids & Big Ag's Exploitation of Immigrant Workers

Aug 21, 2019
Rogelio V. Solis, AP

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the recent ICE raids in Mississippi. 680 immigrant workers were arrested across seven poultry processing plants owned by five major corporations, including Koch Foods, one of the largest chicken producers in the US.

  On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Scott David, who has filmed footage exposing animal abuse at slaughterhouses for the animal rights group Compassion over Killing.


Confronting death with backyard butchery

Jan 6, 2016
Under CC license from Flickr user David Goehring/cropped from original

I killed my first deer in the backwoods of Wisconsin when I was 13 years old. This was the first time I really understood the existential price of eating meat: death.