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Vegan musician Moby has shared footage from an interview with a slaughterhouse worker on Instagram.

During the interview, the unnamed worker talks about the fear the animals exhibit knowing they face slaughter. He said: “The animal fears. I see that they arrive in tears.”

Moby called the footage ‘intense and heartbreaking’.

‘Exploitation’

Many social media users were sympathetic to the plight of the slaughterhouse worker. One wrote: “Most of the people working in slaughterhouses are poor immigrant workers. It’s hard for them to find work, especially if they aren’t here legally (which is the case with a lot of them).

“The meat companies exploit poor immigrant workers, and pay them way too little considering the dangerous, biohazardous conditions they work in. Just goes to show that animal rights are human rights.”

Another added: “Such a sick and twisted society…forcing animals down the line after a life of being caged and mutilated and forcing people to kill hundreds of them a day for a living.”

You canwatch the interview segment here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.