Cesar Asebedo reporting #LIVE for #JaneUnchained at a slaughterhouse ten minutes from downtown Los Angeles, California USA where there have been the most nonresidential cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County according to the Los Angeles Times. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is hosting this in-car protest during the quarantine to take a stand of the lives of the workers, animals, and public safety. Come along and ride with us and see how activism has adjusted during this pandemic.
Honk, Honk! The activists weren’t at the slaughterhouse for a pig vigil this day. Today they could not be missed driving circles around the slaughterhouse that was recently reported to have a large Coronavirus outbreak amongst its workers. They were there to shed light on the welfare of the humans that work in these places and are also oftentimes victims of the same industry. It’s not surprising that this many cases were found in one plant. Slaughterhouse workers are known to have to work in close proximity to each other. One expert has said that there may not be enough protection even from the use of personal protective equipment because they would not be provided with enough to make a difference. For example, workers would have to change their masks and gloves every hour.
The world needs to know that these workers are putting their lives at risk to work in a business that is not essential because people do not need to consume meat or other animal products. Join the movement towards compassion. Come to the vigil for the workers hosted by local Animal Save Movement groups LA Animal Save and Animal Alliance Network. this Wednesday. Come take a stand for all of the victims of animal agriculture.
The slaughterhouse and animal agriculture industry are invited to respond at any time.
Cesar Asebedo reports for Jane Unchained Vegan News!
Photos sourced from Reuters and activist Liv Shakti Kaur.