Fast Food Nation Essay | Unsafe Working Conditions for Meatpacking Plant Employees

Eric Schlosser
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Unsafe Working Conditions for Meatpacking Plant Employees

Summary: Meatpacking plant workers face unsafe and often inhumane conditions as shown in the book "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser. The federal government should do more to change working conditions and punish those companies that violate laws and regulations.
The aquarium of life is filled with all sorts of wonderful fish, each having its own purpose: clown fish to entertain, gold and neon tetras to illuminate, emperor plescostomas to rule, sharks to bite, bottom feeders to pick up the waste left behind and of course feeder fish, to be eaten. Unlike its expensive companions a feeder fish is only worth about 7.2 cents. It is kept in crowded, disease infested waters, sold at a pathetic price, and is made to sacrifice its body for the "common good."

In man's aquarium there are many different terms for feeder fish: indentured servants, fiefs, peons, sweatshop workers, slaves. Societies have been built by these people, have sustained through the sweat of these people, and (in my opinion) might not have existed today, without the opportunity to exploit these people.

In his book, Fast Food Nation, Eric...

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