A friend sent me the following video. It’s about a Frito-Lay worker who was electrocuted on the job, and then denied healthcare.
Too many people are treated like animals. That’s why I support humane animal welfare. It draws a line.
Not that I don’t love animals. I do. And as badly as we treat animals, that’s how badly some “animals” are willing to treat their fellow human beings.
Animal welfare is for humans, too. Because no human should be treated “like an animal.” Yet they are. Humans ARE animals. They ARE often treated “like animals.”
What about the people, and corporations, who act “like animals?”
Deborah Perry Fruk explains that the expression “acting like an animal” means “to behave ignorantly, vulgarly, violently, and without any semblance of self-control.” With that definition in mind, it’s clear that the PepsiCo Frito-Lay subsidiary is the worst kind of “animal.”
(Please boycott all PepsiCo products.)
We need strong labor unions. We need universal single-payer healthcare. We need a properly funded Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) so it can enforce worker safety regulations. We need to curb the power and greed of large corporations.
We need to treat all animals humanely, including humans. We need to draw the line.