poultry

Lives on the Line: The High Human Cost of Chicken

OXFAM recently released a report on the poultry industry in America. In recent years, many of us have become more conscious about how the chickens we eat are treated, but very few questions have been asked about the conditions of poultry workers.

Here are some of the findings:

  • Many workers are not allowed to take bathroom breaks, so they wear diapers while working on the line and reduce their fluid intake to reduce their need to use the toilet
  • Workers earn low wages
  • Workers suffer elevated rates of injury and illness, especially repetitive strain injuries

Learn more about the findings and steps for action here.

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