View Poll Results: Could you work in a Slaughterhouse?

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  • Yeah of course i would

    19 31.15%
  • Hell No i love animals too much

    26 42.62%
  • Not sure

    16 26.23%
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  1. #41
    I am Murloc! Yggdrasil's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    It wouldn't make my passion list for a job but if it paid well enough to feed the family and my options were limited I would. But that's about the only circumstances unless we are talking millions a year. Because then I could really make my families lives great.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by matt4pack View Post
    How is that even a valid comparison? I can't operate but if I was trained of course I would. Anybody can slaughter there own food.
    Of course you didn't get the point:
    Job is a job, no matter if they're meat eaters or not.

  3. #43
    I'm an animal lover but I'm not blind to the fact that some animals were born to be eaten. I am aware of the reality that pigs, cows, chickens, etc. get chopped up into bits and get sold in grocery stores. However to actually do the deed of killing so many animals for a living I just couldn't do it. I love my meat though (get that dirty thought out of your mind) so I'm glad there's other people that can handle it so I could continue having my hamburgers and steak.

    So I give my thanks to slaughterhouse workers. You da real MVP.

  4. #44
    I have no problem killing animals for food and have done so, but I think doing it for a living on an industrial scale would be a pretty shitty job.

  5. #45
    Immortal Dukenukemx's Avatar
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    Better part of NJ
    No, but it isn't because I love animals. Not exactly a huge fan seeing things torn apart.

  6. #46
    I've slaughtered chickens and deer, but I don't know how I'd do with it as a profession. Killing things that aren't grievously, irrecoverably wounded has weight, and I don't know how I'd bear up under that day in and day out.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfram View Post
    The guy who came up with the world's first animal rights laws, and who also happened to be a staunch vegan, hails you.

    Animal cruelty laws have existed long before Hitler. And he wasn't a vegan - one of his favourite foods was blood sausage.

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    Don't most slaughterhouse workers, at least those working on the killing floor, suffer forms of depression and PTSD? I believe there's a book on this, but its name escapes me.

    I don't know why people are comparing this to hunting - you kill what you need, out in nature. This is industrialised, en masse killing. I'd say it's a bit different to hunting.
    Last edited by Heidelstein; 2017-06-19 at 05:38 PM.

  8. #48
    High Overlord The5thVegetable's Avatar
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    A place no one will hear you scream...
    Possibly- at the very least, I'm confident I could get used to it, heck maybe even enjoy it to a certain extent. The main issue I feel, would be the smell. That might get to me.

  9. #49
    I live in a family who go hunting, and it's not uncommon to see a gutted deer in our front yard of my uncle's or grandparents. Since we have eaten our hunted meats. I don't think I could actively work in one since I'm not huge on it. But I think I've got enough history with hunting to where if I had to, I would.

  10. #50
    Merely a Setback Winter Blossom's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    Winter is here.
    No. I eat meat, but I couldn't work in such a place.

  11. #51
    Legendary! Templar 331's Avatar
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    Waycross, GA
    I used to work in a hamburger factory. Had to grind up frozen cow hearts with cow fat all day long. The worst thing was when the frozen blood thawed out and ran onto your lab coat. :/
    I haz beta!!!

  12. #52
    I am Murloc! Atrea's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    Vancouver, BC
    I have. I wouldn't again though.

    It isn't the sounds, or the smells, or any crap about guilty feelings -- I eat meat, and I know what happens to my meat before it arrives on my plate. I am comfortable with that.

    It's the heat. It's simply too hot of an environment to work in.

    Picture this; in the chicken/rabbit slaughterhouse I worked at, every worker wore a jumpsuit, knee high rubber boots, a heavy rubber apron, rubber gloves over top of cotton gloves (and if you worked on the kill floor, at least one chain glove), a hairnet, a helmet and a plastic face shield, and if on the kill floor, a surgical mask (so you don't breathe in feathers.)

    At the time, I lived in Ontario, and I worked there in the middle of the summer. Temperatures there can reach the mid-high 30s (without considering humidity) -- that's in Celsius, so all of you American friends can calculate that into moonspeak if you wish.

    On top of that, if you are stationed anywhere near the kill floor, the defeathering machine is nearby. If you've never seen one of these things in action, they are basically tanks of boiling water with what look like really large whisks. The chickens go in fully clothed (lol) and come out bare. The steam from this boiling water makes the relative humidity of the surrounding area extremely high. Add this to already hot summer temperatures, and the fact that you're wearing enough clothes to make you sweat even in the refrigerated areas of the plant, and well...

    Everyone thinks "oh killing animals for food, I couldn't stand to see that!" -- but in my experience, it's the heat that'll really get to you.
    Last edited by Atrea; 2017-06-19 at 10:53 PM.

  13. #53
    Epic! Molis's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Southern California
    No but that does not stop me from eating a Rib Eye.

    The poll is severely flawed.

    No has nothing to do with loving animals.

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