News

Canadians Refuse to Work at Slaughterhouses

Meat production facilities report a shortage of Canadian workers applying to work on the kill floor.

Despite the country’s depressed economy, the Canadian Meat Council recently reported a shortage of 1,000 slaughterhouse workers. According to news media outlet Global News, Canadian meat companies “can’t find enough Canadians willing to work on the kill floor or to carve beef and pork carcasses in their plants.” Recent legislature that no longer mandates the country of origin to label its meat has opened new export possibilities for Canadians, but according to Ray Price, president of pork-processing company Sunterra Group, “we just don’t have the people,” revealing that potential employees “walk away after a couple of hours.” Federal employment minister MaryAnn Mihychuk stated that along with finding Canadian workers to fill these undesirable positions, she is also focused on “refugees that are coming into our country so that they can fill those posts.” Some processing plants are looking to newly-settled Syrian refugees—many of whom do not consume pork—as a potential source of labor.

More News

Moby to Release New Album That Speaks Up for Animals

"These Systems are Failing" includes songs about factory farming over electronic beats.
Read More »

University of South Carolina Halts Live Pig Training

Efforts by activists end cruel training program, replacing it with tech simulations in which nobody is hurt.
Read More »

New Study Links Pork to Kidney Disease

Red meat consumption increases risk for renal disease while plant protein protects against it.
Read More »

World's Spiciest Tortilla Chip is Vegan

Paqui's one-per-package chip is loaded with ghost chillies and zero animal products.
Read More »

Leather Alternatives Predicted to Take Over Sports Shoe Industry

Animal-free products jump to top of the sportswear shoe industry thanks to Nike and Adidas opting for faux leather.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »