I have been away for a few days.....
Just a couple of quotes (there are many -- too many more) from the book, "Slaughterhouse" by Gail Eisnitz:
"According to the Congressional testimony of one former Perdue worker, the poultry plants are filthy. She said there were flies, rats, and 5-inch long flying cockroaches covering the walls and floors".
Believe it or not it gets worse: "After they are hung, somethimes the chickens fall off into the drain that runs down the middle of the line. This is where roaches, intestines, diseased parts, fecal contamination, and blood are washed down. Workers vomit into the drain...Employees are constantly chewing and spitting out snuff and tobacco on the floor....sometimes they have to relieve themselves on the floor...The Perdue supervisors told us to take the fallen chickens out of the drain and send them down the line.
A USDA inspector said of the cockroaches, "One time we shined a flashlight into a hole they were crawling in and out, and they were so thick it was like maggots, you couldn't even see the surface".
A worker at another poultry plant said, "Every day, I saw black chicken, green chicken, chicken that stank, and chicken with feces on it. Chicken like this is supposed to be thrown away, but instead it would be sent down the line to be processed." Another worker at another plant said, "I personally have seen rotten meat -- you can tell by the odor. This rotten meat is mixed with the fresh meat and sold for baby food. We are asked to mix it with the fresh food, and this is the way it is sold. You can see the worms insede the meat."
Am I crazy that these things bothered me?
If they don't bother you, I would not try to persuade you at all. Have at it. BON APPETIT.