Sunday, December 13, 2015

Article: Animal, Worker and Environmental Abuse? Tyson Tops The List | OpEdNews

Article: Animal, Worker and Environmental Abuse? Tyson Tops The List | OpEdNews"If you eat chicken from Tyson Foods, you may be unknowingly supporting some of the worst animal abuse, including birds bred to grow so fast they're in constant pain, extreme violence by desensitized workers, and gruesome deaths at the slaughterhouse," said the 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin this week.

He is right. Since 2003 when whistle-blower Virgil Butler at the Tyson's Grannis, Arkansas plant exposed birds regularly scalded alive through recent cruelty exposes by Mercy For Animals, the animal abuse at Tyson is brazen and undeterred by exposes.

But animal abuse is only part of Tyson's abusive track record. There is also worker and environmental abuse, abuse of consumers through risky products and charges of wrongdoing at the state and federal level.