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July 09, 2020 - Medium

USA: I went undercover at a slaughterhouse to reveal how cruelly they treat animals.

USA: I went undercover at a slaughterhouse to reveal how cruelly they treat animals.
Chickens on shackle lineCredit: PETA Asia

In 2018, I worked at Amick Farms, a chicken slaughter plant in Maryland that recently experienced an outbreak of COVID-19, which has resulted in the death of three employees so far.

Like many others, I worked on the shackle line hanging live birds destined to have their throats slit. Unlike the others, I also wore a camera and collected undercover footage revealing the cruelty that happened at Amick Farms under the new USDA high-speed slaughter program — both to animals and to workers who are now being forced to stand in close quarters to perform their job duties during a pandemic. For Amick and the USDA, not even COVID-19 can disrupt business-as-usual.

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