Thursday, September 27, 2012, 4:00 pm
Room C116, David Strong Building, UVic
Pachirat brings to life the massive, routine killing of animals for human consumption from the perspective of slaughterhouse workers. Based on findings from more than five months of undercover employment as a liver hanger, cattle driver, and quality control worker on the kill floor of a Great Plains slaughterhouse where 2,500 cattle are killed each day, Pachirat explores not only the slaughter industry but also how, as a society, we facilitate violent labor and hide away practices that we find too repugnant to contemplate.
Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the Department of Sociology, the Cultural, Social and Political Thought Program, and Social Justice Studies