Business: Packers' Profits

Nearly every two-legged animal in the U. S. eats one four-legged animal every year. To supply meat to 120,000,000 inhabitants, 115,000,000 hogs, cattle, sheep and calves from the plains of Texas to the clover fields of Iowa go annually to market. . . . At the slaughterhouse, in the dim bluish light of the knocking pens, a Negro swings his three-pound hammer. Crack! On the steer's skull midway between the scared eyes the blow falls. Great shackles swing down to lift the limp stunned animal, head down, rump high. The short curved knife bites...

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