LABOR: Hell on the Hoof

Few U. S. citizens ever see as many as 1,000 cattle at one time. Fewer still have ever heard 75,000 bellowing.

One hot day last week over 40,000 cattle were unloaded in Chicago's stock yards. Half of them belonged to the Federal Government—emaciated beasts shipped from drought-stricken farms where neither food nor water was left for them (see above). As they were driven down the chutes from the cars some wobbled weakly. They were shot and their skinny carcasses dragged away for conversion into tallow and fertilizer.

When the hot and breathless...

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