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(e) Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act – Upton Sinclair published The Jungle in early 1906, a hard-hitting expose of working and living conditions in the packinghouses and their environs in Chicago. That part of the book received very little notice, however; as Sinclair himself described it, “I aimed for people’s hearts, and hit their stomachs.” His descriptions of sausage making (combining putrid meat, rat ****, the occasional part of an extremity from a worker, and a blend of original spices) stirred TR and Congress into action.
I'll bet all those places smelled wonderful.
Dang that is freaky, it looks like the guy on the right has a guy between his arms while he is swinging?
"Hey, would you mind holding this half pig down while I swing a 2 foot cleaver at it."
Working in a slaughter/packing plant is extremely stinky. If ever in Greeley Co. you can drive right by one. Make sure your windows are up, it slows down the stink for about 5 sec.
the rendering of the fat pig or cow that would do me in. if you can read the bottom of the photo those vats render 300,000 lbs
Lots of cattle raised in this part of NC, most totally on pasture. A few friends and I bought a cow last year that had been raised on pasture and butchered at a local packing house. 1/4 of a cow is a lot of meat for a family of 2! It's priced per pound, not by the cut.....$4/lb. They will also butcher hogs and deer that you bring in.