Threw up after sick slaughterhouses video

I have watched a few YouTube videos taken inside slaughterhouses because I was hoping to see that the animals are properly stunned and not suffering, and the reason for that was to give me piece of mind that they're not suffering. But each video I saw did show suffering, and the last one I saw was so horrific that I felt violently sick in my stomach and I literally puked. It showed pigs screaming in the utmost terror while slaughterhouse staff were literally abusing them, and it showed a pig being boiled alive and sticking it's head out of the boiling water screaming. I never imagined that I was going to see anything like that, and I would've never watched it if I knew what the video would show. I threw up, and I feel so incredibly sickened now. Like I said before, I only watched these videos because I was hoping to see minimal to non existent suffering so I could then have the peace of mind that the suffering in slaughterhouses is as minimal as possible. But what I saw shocked me, I never expected to see that. I feel very sick now from what these animals are going through.

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  • That's how it goes most the time. Realistically, just about everything from a grocery store, Walmart, whatever was loaded with drugs, force fed, and killed cruelly. It amazes me that it's not common knowledge.

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    • It's common knowledge in the hunting and farming states. I prefer some good ol venison. Forest fed free animals, what's it's worth? A few 8 hour days in a freezing tree stand and using a bow and arrow or a rifle... or a shotgun if you prefer to pick buckshot out of your meat.

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      • So true. I rent now, but when I own a home I will raise happy animals and then eat them.

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      • I know that in my area, when there's deer overpopulation, they actually ask for people to hunt down the numbers so it doesn't get out of control (if I recall correctly, anyways; I don't hunt myself and don't pay close attention, it's just what I remember).

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        • Deer overpopulation is more of decreasing the population to decrease the amount of car accidents from them because they are dumb animals. Rather than overpopulation that would cause starvation.

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          • Yeah, there's a lot of deer where I live and they constantly run into the roads at the worst moments.

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            • The plural for deer is deer, not deers. Yes, they unfortunately don't have the intelligence to look out for traffic, same with rabbits. I ran over a rabbit once who dashed right in front of my car, and I didn't have enough time to brake or drive around it. Dumb animal got itself killed because it was too stupid to watch out for 40mph moving machines 1000 times heavier than it. Rabbits can sense possible danger from a person walking anywhere near it and then run away like lightning, but they can't sense danger from something much bigger and faster than a person and instead of running away they dash right out in front of it. It doesn't make sense when you stop and think about that.

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        • There's always a hunting season depending on what you're aiming for! ;)

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  • Its best to be a vegetarian.

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    • Also they torture animals for developing pharmaceuticals and testing drug toxicity.

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      • Yes, laboratory animals have also been subjected to torture.

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        • Perfer an animal have their skin peel off rather than a poor sap of a human. Animals dont sue!

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          • That's because they can't talk to a lawyer since they lack the ability to learn to speak English. Lol

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    • Yeah but they bare such a pain. It is like dealing with some weird cult who tries to convert everyone else.

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  • I feeled the same when I first time watched these stuff,, but I understant that worlds work this way, no need to worry it will continue and you can't stop it,, so you better ignore this

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  • How the animals are treated and killed varies greatly depending on where you are in the world and who is in charge. Sadly some of them suffer horrendously.

    I don't think that everyone needs to stop eating meat but I do think that the whole system needs a shake up. Consumers need to vote with their wallets and demand better quality meat and better practices from the suppliers. It benefits everyone.

    The best thing to do is raise and kill your own meat. I do this as much as I can. We raise chickens for both eggs and meat. That way I know it had a lovely chilled out life roaming my land, and had a quick and painless death at a reasonable age. We also raised a pig once for meat but it was a huge amount of effort to do so I wouldn't recommend it unless you're really prepared to commit to it. They are also much harder to kill humanly than chickens, so you'd have to be prepared to buy equipment for this.

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    • i don't mean to sound stupid but why not just shoot them in the head, quick, relativly painless, and cheap?

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      • I'm an immigrant so at the moment I can't fulfill the legal requirements in this country to get a gun. I'd have to ask someone else with a gun to do it. You ideally need a bolt gun in order to not destroy usable parts of the pig as well as keep it humane and quick, which I think are very expensive where I live. Not many people have one as far as I am aware. So you then have to add the cost of a bolt gun to your overall cost of raising the pig, which makes it pretty pointless, unless you plan on doing it many times over.

        I simply paid a professional to do it in the end. Which again needed to be added to the total cost of pig rearing. This is why I say you have to really commit - if you raise pigs you need to really just go for it and raise a few of them every year, and invest in your own equipment. Otherwise it costs so much that it becomes pointless and you may as well just not eat any pork products for that year

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        • Yes, a bolt gun, i don't know what that is but it definitely has to be better than making them suffer! I am already borderline vegeterian, and if i saw that video, that would do it for me!

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          • When used properly with high quality bullets a bolt gun should be an instant death.

            I used to be vegan and so have done a lot of research into the meat industry. What I found absolutely disgusted me. Also many dairy cows and laying hens are horribly abused. The industry has improved in Europe quite a lot in the last 20 years but I think it still has a long way to go.

            I live in Australia now and always buy high quality local produce so I know where it's come from, but I appreciate that I am in the fortunate position to be able to afford it. Many people can't. When I was younger there is no way I could have done this. So I just avoided it all instead.

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    • Honestly I think we can cut down on carbon emissions by making a poor man's protein substance from insects, ship that as proteins packets to the starving masses. Insects contain far more proteins per pound than animals. Of course Americans can continue to consume meat because we have the resources to do so.

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      • Haha, I'm just imagining you sitting there in a dinner jacket eating a juicy prime rib, and some poor bastard looking through the window sucking on a packet of smushed cockroaches.

        On a serious note though this is a very good idea. Insects provide excellent protein and can be produced very quickly using very little resource.

        Meat is actually the worst thing you can eat in terms of sustainability and efficiency. It uses a shit load of resources and produces a lot of waste. The amount of food you give to an animal could feed so many more people than the animal itself. So it makes perfect sense that you wouldn't use meat as a major food source for a population unless they have surplus resources. This is the whole reason why you end up with barbaric practices that OP describes - people trying to cut corners to minimise the inefficiency of the industry. It doesn't work.

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      • Sounds like snowpiercer

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        • Snowpiercer had a good idea in that. Insects are the most efficient source, now we can make it more palatable with honey and grains added. If a large scale company gets set up you could have tons of the condensed proteins out every day! Highly economical because they eat food waste.

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          • So very true. To be honest I thought those bars looked delicious and practical. I'm a huge fan of such types of foods. Usually very affordable and healthy.

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          • Except good luck on trying to get the average American to eat insects, it doesn't matter how much you mix them with honey, sugar, etc.

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            • No I'm not saying americans pick it up but use it a substance for protein powder or enhance the protein in MREs (they wont notice trust me) of course you could also have be extremely cheap to force consume the food in the poorer parts of America

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  • I get that they are sometimes tortured. But at the end of the day what animal doesnt die a horrific death? You think a wildebeest would not cry if it was being taken down by a lion.

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    • I've seen wildlife videos of zebras and warthogs being killed by lions, but it bothers me more when animals are being killed in a way where they're suffering by the hands of humans.

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      • Yeah, but human beings can be really shitty.

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        • Yeah, I know. How can they work somewhere where they're boiling a pig alive? It's the next day and I'm still sickened by seeing that in a video.

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          • Why boil a pig alive? What's the economic point? That would sour the meat with adrenaline something western countries hate in thier meat. Now this could be in Asia were that's a desired type of meat. That's a whole different subject.

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            • It was in Belgium.

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          • Where was the boiling the pig alive video from?

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            • A slaughterhouse in Belgium. Watching that was one of the most horrible things I've ever seen. Those jerkass slaughterhouse workers are supposed to not only stun them electronically to make them unconscious, but they're supposed to slit the pigs' throats and drain their blood before dumping them in the boiling water. They're supposed to be dead by then. I understand the boiling water part because that's to kill any bacteria and germs off their skin, but they're not in there long enough to cook them, but if still alive, it's long enough to kill them in the most horrible painful way. But, the pigs are supposed to fucking be dead by the time they're dumped into the boiling water!!

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    • I just never saw anything like that in a video before, an animal being boiled alive, and I never seen animals screaming like that before. I saw one other horrible one a few weeks ago with lambs, but they were being cut. I only watched these videos because I'm hoping to see slaughterhouses where they don't suffer at all, and that the few places where they suffer are the extreme minority. The one I saw this evening was far worse than any others I've ever seen, I am never watching another one again. How these people can work there and take part in that, I'll never ever know. I know that these places are completely legal, but that still doesn't make me like them.

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  • The meat and animal products industry has a lot of ethical issues. I don't know if I have much to say that others haven't already said, but one thing to note that bothers me immensely is that some of the creatures commonly used for slaughtering, such as pigs, are highly intelligent and capable of higher level functioning, empathy, and social lives. In fact, pigs are the fifth-most intelligent animal in the world (more intelligent than dogs), capable of playing video games better than chimps and performing a variety of more complex tasks (again, at a level comparable to primates).

    It's depressing to know the degree of awareness these animals have of their circumstances and the effect it has on them.

    Which is not to say I don't have empathy for the inhumane slaughter of less intelligent animals, because I absolutely do. But I think just in general, I have a profound discomfort with pork in particular, on par with the level of discomfort I might have with, say, dog meat or primate meat.

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  • Luckily not many places use as cruel of a tactic for slaughtering. They are typically more humane now but unfortunately not all are. They should all at least adopt the more humane, quick method to slaughter them.

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  • are you sure you weren't just watching vegan propaganda? vegans love showing videos of animals being "tortured" and being slowly killed, more often than not though those videos are either staged or coming from third world countries where they have little to no laws or regulations.

    first world countries have strict regulations on how to process animals quickly, efficiently and painlessly as possible. of course abuse still goes on however, in any industry working with animals there will always be abuse because of shitty people living in the world and the only way to stop that is to advocate for stricter laws and harsher punishments for these people who do go out and abuse animals.

    here are some videos from western countries who process livestock as painlessly as possible -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr00arV2XIw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isj-IYeCbnI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZrVlz_hgoM

    They're stunned and don't feel any pain, there you go now rest your mind

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    • Good. If only all the slaughterhouses did that. The horrible one I saw was in Belgium. I don't know what their laws are, but even in America, laws are not heavily enforced in slaughterhouses, and are much less enforced on farm animals than on domestic pet animals (cats and dogs). America looks as torchering and killing cats and dogs much more seriously than farm animals. Just look at the difference in how the average American looks at eating a pork chop or beef verses eating dog or cat meat. The latter is considered unthinkable in this country while the majority of people here think nothing of eating a steak, bacon, burgers, etc.

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      • yeah because it's a cultural difference. western people wouldn't think of eating a dog/cat because they've been domesticated for over thousands of years to act as companion and working animals. in other countries it's different, some asian cultures love eating cats and dogs, hindu's wouldn't dare consider eating beef because of their religion, it depends where you're from and how you were raised and what you believe in.

        how do you know each slaughterhouse in america doesn't enforce their laws? unless you've single handedly visited every slaughterhouse in america and witnessed how they process their livestock you shouldn't really be claiming something so big.

        complaining about people torturing livestock and breaking regulations on some random forum isn't really going to help the animals though, you should be advocating for better laws and regulations in your country if you think they aren't doing a good job.

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  • We should ask the tiger to be more gentle while killing the deer.

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    • Tiger has to hunt and eat meat. People in third world countries may have nothing to eat without livestock.

      We in the west, at least America, on the other hand, are feeding around 50% of our grain to livestock, and using about 40% of our land for livestock.

      Also, food waste percentages in the US are estimated to be at 30-40% of what we produce, which is well over 100 billion pounds. Waste not want not.

      People just eat meat 'cause it tastes good, and is convenient because it's what's highly produced. There's kind of a circle there.

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    • Human hunters in america are way more gentle with the killing than wild animals. A clean drop kill is also by far more satisfying.

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  • Don't know if you have it, but free-range is the better meat.

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  • I used to wonder why the staff were such cunts, abusing the animals and making them suffer more than necessary for the job.

    Then I heard that slaughterhouses can attract psychopaths, who want to be able to torture and kill with impunity and pay, since killing pets and humans could get them in trouble.

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  • Some people are a little squeamish, I guess.

    I never felt compelled to throw up after watching slaughterhouse videos, and finding out what happens to animals.

    However, I don't want to support those industries, so they definitely influenced my plans of going vegetarian.

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  • That sounds awful I'm a meat lover but damn that dose sound messed up.

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  • Dude they probably put up the most horrific videos they can find. I know in the UK that there are strict laws about animal cruelty. I imagine it's the same way in America, and for the most part people abide by them.

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  • You are really stuck on this boiling part. The processis horrible wuvh us why I primarily eat fruit andveggies n junk now. If I had the freezer room I would hunt. We're most of the time would be a quick clean kill

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    • Why do I feel like you would fuck up the first shot and have to track the animal for a half mile just to put it out of its misery when you catch up?

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      • Well who knows, considering how rusty I am with my bow thatis likely however i wouldn't go out as rusty as I am. I am very concious of animal suffering however so I would do my best to not have thathappen. Can I guantee it won't happen? No of course not no one can

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    • The boiling part just shocked me, and I never expected to see that when I started playing the video. And I couldn't finish watching it, there were still about 2 minutes left when I stopped it (it was a 4 minute video).

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  • I worked in a slaughter house. Slaughter room and the hot n cold rooms. Didn't bother me. What did bother me was seeing employees dropping meat on the floor and stealthy putting it back on the belts

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    • Were the animals being boiled alive or screaming while flopping around in their own blood where you worked? I couldn't handle seeing that in a video without feeling sick.

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      • Flipping around in it's own blood? You mean after the passed out from bloodloss and then the electrified the body to get rigger mortis done faster.

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        • The two pigs flopping in pools of blood were different pigs than the one being boiled alive. The pigs flopping in their blood had their throats cut without being stunned unconscious. Less horrifically painful than the boiling water but still awful. After them going through such traumatic unbearable pain beyond imagination, I'd like to think at least that they then went up to piggy heaven

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          • This all sounds very entertaining, but I think you were expecting this or you would have turned it off.

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            • No, I was not expecting to see what I saw in the video, and I did turn it off halfway, I couldn't watch it anymore, I was too nauseated.

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    • hm

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