Mercy For Animals knows that the abuse of animals and the oppression of factory farm workers are interconnected. We must dismantle all aspects of the cruel meat industry and stand up for everyone who suffers at its hands—especially during a pandemic.
Slaughterhouses are COVID-19 hotspots, with more than 30,000 cases and 100 deaths. Employees of Tyson, the largest U.S. poultry producer, have tested positive for COVID-19 at twice the rate of Tyson’s competitors, yet Tyson has failed to take necessary protective measures.
Tyson endangers workers—and animals—by seeking chicken slaughter-line rates of up to 175 birds per minute, even during the pandemic. Such high-speed lines often force workers to stand elbow to elbow, making social distancing impossible.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Use your voice to urge Tyson to prioritize the protection of workers and animals (see full list of demands below).