The Onion takes on Postville

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The Agriprocessors story continues to show up in newspapers of record. Today’s addition: The Onion.

In its “American Voices” feature The Onion cites several responses to the following question: Investigators uncovered 57 child labor violations at a kosher meatpacking facility in Iowa. What do you think?

My favorite answer…

Old WomanCarol Williams,
Quality Control Inspector
“Man, having to slaughter animals by the kosher process of a single cut across the throat to a precise depth, severing both carotid arteries, both the jugular veins, the vagus nerves, the trachea and the esophagus, no higher than the epiglottis and no lower than where the cilia begin inside the trachea, thus causing the animal to bleed to death would probably really fuck you up as a kid.â€?

Posted on August 11, 2008

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