Slaughterhouses are a cruel but necessary thing to our daily lives. Most of us love meat but have no idea about the truth of where it comes from. I have nothing against vegetarians or meat eater because it's their way of life. Although our body was made to consume meat. Animals in slaughterhouses are treated like they are nothing, but they can feel every little bit of pain we inflict on them. The law is that slaughter houses must kill the animals in a humane way, like an electric shock that will knock them out. This way it will cause the animals to go unconscious in a matter of seconds so they won't feel a thing and so that no toxic chemicals will be injected to them making it harmful for us to eat. The only problem with this method is that sometimes the shock doesn't work or last long enough. Some cows or pigs can regain consciousness in the middle of the process line, where they are killed. Slaughterhouses will not stop the line to knock the cow or pig out again therefore causing the animal to feel every bit of pain while being killed. They say it costs to much time and money to stop the line for one animal. This is not right. It shouldn't matter if its one animal or 50, they should all be treated the same. Some slaughterhouses don't use any method of knocking the animal out first before killing them. Take the pigs for example, they are loaded onto a conveyor belt that will take them threw a cleaning machine (still alive) and will sometimes get frightened from being in an enclosed space so it goes into shock and stands still. The worker then will take this long stick with a hook on the end and hook threw their mouth or anus and pull them threw the machine. This will cause their limbs or facial area to be torn to pieces and sometimes completely off. The animals are also held in small places for days or weeks at times, climbing on top of each other and their own feces. This is not safe for them, the workers or us, the people consuming the meat. Many workers have been injured on the job. They are constantly exposed to feces and other diseases the animals carry. The larger animals are very violent because they are scared so they will kick toward the workers causing broken bones or sometimes unconsciousness. The environment is not safe for anyone here. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) regulates slaughterhouses a lot, but it's not enough. The law clearly states you must kill the animals humanly. The only problem is that there is absolutely no consequence if the law is broken, and chickens are not even included in the law! That gives chicken slaughterhouses the right to do whatever they want. This needs to stop. Now you know where your food comes from.