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Inhaling Pig-Brain Mist: Occupational Hazard for Slaughterhouse Workers

Written by PETA | December 16, 2009

When your full-time job is extracting brains from pigs’ heads, irreparable trauma and polyradiculoneuropathy are all in a day’s work. Polyradic … huh?

Polyradiculoneuropathy is a painful nerve disorder that attacks the peripheral nerves and the spine nerve roots. Earlier this month, a study revealed that 24 slaughterhouse workers had developed the disease after inhaling pig-brain tissue mist.


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We always knew that working at a slaughterhouse messes with your head, but now we can say it actually attacks your brain.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Chyna says:

    You’ve hit the ball out the park! Inecrdible!

  • S says:

    More people need to see these photos and maybe then there will be less meat eaters in the world!

  • Barbara Smolinski says:

    The gates to Hell are open to those that kill the innocents. Animals have a greater sense of kindness then we humans. I wish it was considered murder to kill a animal and that the punishment fit the crime.

  • Ross Wagner says:

    How can you be so judgmental of the workers? This isn’t karma and these aren’t their animals. A few owners are getting very wealthy by exploiting these animals and the people who slaughter them and you’re happy the workers are getting terrible diseases? It’s also nice that soldiers get blown up in Afghanistan too cause their killing civilians right? Who profits? If you want to stop something find out who and go after them or better yet the profit system itself. Shame on you all for saying this about people who just want to feed their families.

  • Heather says:

    While I find their Jobs sickening I do have to say that many people who work in slaughter houses do it because they have to not because they want to…Many of them are trying to get green cards….trying to get away from a Horrid life…. The people I feel that should be ill is the people actually making the blood money…Slaughter house workers are usually abused by the People “Higher on the ‘Food’ Chain”…If they leave they risk being turned in and deportedWatch food inc and even sued if they come forward with information on the cruelty. I wish that there was a program to get these people out of dangerous jobs and into safe humane jobs…

  • george says:

    ive recently became vegetarian and buy quorn products its exactly the same i thought i would be really limited to what food i could eat! the thing that made me veggie was the paul mcartney video he rules!

  • george says:

    good im glad they deserve everything bad that comes to them!

  • Saucy says:

    Their reward awaits them in the BELLY OF THE BEAST.

  • Bluebell says:

    I can only echo a lot of the comments made so far. These people make a living from inflicting harm on others so they don’t really deserve anything other than suffering in return.

  • S. LeClair says:

    It is so sad that people who eat bacon do not see the reality behind the final product thet buy at the store. There is a lot of abusesufferingand cruelty in every pack of bacon produced. People need to understand that they are responsible for animal cruelty when they buy meatand by spending their money on such “products” they are signing the paycheck of animal abusers. Viva Peta…thank you for all that you are doing for the voiceless. Stephane LeClair

  • Kathy says:

    “Vengance is mine says the Lord.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “A wise man treats his animals well a fool abuses them.” Ditto! Gotta love Karma!

  • roxanne says:

    I wished it does more damage to more of them. KARMA

  • kayla says:

    im glad those people are getting diseases.

  • judith basye says:

    The pigs are getting even for years of abuse and torture. Swine Flupig weed in farmers fieldsnow pig brain mist.It’s KARMA

  • Cindy says:

    I feel like screaming karma right now. that picture made me frown. it’s sick what they do.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Vengance is mine says the Lord. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. A wise man treats his animals well a fool abuses them.

  • AAG says:

    Poor pig! My heart goes out to the tortured pig.

  • Corrina says:

    Well thats what they get for being so mean and horrible to the animals!!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    It’s very difficult to have empathy for ungodly slaughterhouse workers.

  • Lisa Toward says:

    Good karma babe

  • Shari says:

    That poor little pig in the picture. She has more brains and love in her than those mean slaughterhouse killers! Now the workers are sick and know what it’s like to be hurting!

  • Jenny says:

    that picture brought tears to my eyes