Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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The pandemic has thrown into high relief some of the longstanding issues surrounding working conditions in meatpacking facilities. John Oliver explains why greater oversight is needed, and how we can go about getting it.
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  • Some Guy From The Internet
    Some Guy From The Internet

    The show has always been preachy and extremely biased, but since the doing it in the void bit...it has been worse, to a point I can't even watch anymore. Maybe this clip talking about something that isn't Trump and republicans is a sign the show is going back to being more informative instead of just another show of people's angry opinions.

  • jonescity
    jonescity

    Even though this was a somber subject there was soooo many opportunities for Adam Driver jokes here...I was half expecting it.

  • Zakkuya
    Zakkuya

    The industry that treats lives as a product doesn't care about its workers?? Whaaat??? I'm all for John's suggestions of strongly regulating these factories, but realistically, this industry needs to lose its subsidies and fade out.

  • Joan Harrison
    Joan Harrison

    Thank you, John Oliver, for bringing the evils of meatpacking to light. For more information on meatpacking, including what the animals suffer leading up to it, read Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry, by Karen Davis, and Slaughterhouse, by Gail A. Eisnitz.

  • Richard Kuklinski
    Richard Kuklinski

    “Meatpacking” is what John Oliver does with other men every night.

  • Moon Memento
    Moon Memento

    it's totally our country.

  • Nob ody
    Nob ody

    Batheooms: u go before u start work and on ur break even if u dont have to go. That's how u train ur body when it's time to go. Hands hurt: take some tylenol. Construction works always hurt. That's what we do.

  • Harmony Mitcham
    Harmony Mitcham

    I would never work a job that didnt allow you time to go to the bathroom, its ridiculous that people allow this, I understand the need for money but honestly its not worth it, your safety and health is more important.

  • thecraftycreeper
    thecraftycreeper

    I'm in Iowa and I'm disgusted at Tysons for this and also I'm surprised i did not hear about this sooner and the reason i am so disgusted is not only the behavior but also since pork incredibly important to Iowa since it is the corn and pork state and this behavior in a pork packing factory is unacceptable especially in Iowa

  • Steven Evans
    Steven Evans

    GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • George State
    George State

    16:21.. now fore real.. how the fuck can a funeral cost more than 15k USD or whatereve the fk currency you want to convert to ?!?!?!

  • BanXxX69
    BanXxX69

    05:39 I think I just lost my faith in humanity knowing these things are already happening in a 2nd world country...

  • Luis Tarantini
    Luis Tarantini

    I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

  • Drops2cents
    Drops2cents

    Gee, that guinea pig acts quite like my two toms when they're playfully fighting and chasing each other on the lawn around our house! :-)

  • BanefulLeaf x
    BanefulLeaf x

    Thank God I'm not from the States😖

  • BanefulLeaf x
    BanefulLeaf x

    When a company says we're family, RUN!

  • Tharun Sonti
    Tharun Sonti

    No surprise that an industry that commodifies animal life for profit cares little for the lives of its human employees. Treating them as disposable inputs. While pretending they're "family".. An abusive family. This is why I switched to eating plants . Preserve your humanity and conscience.

  • Emma Sayers
    Emma Sayers

    Disclaimer: I'm a vegetarian with vegan leanings. I am not against people eating meat, per se, but I am definitely against animal death camps and related processes. Clearly, it is bad for the animals, that's a no-brainer, but rather than wanting to point my finger at meat eaters, I would invite them to get their meat produce from more ethical sources. Sure, it will be more expensive, but less meat in your diet is healthier for you and better for the environment and ultimately better for the demographics that end up in the squalid jobs (faux slavery) shown here.

  • Kyle Knight
    Kyle Knight

    John Oliver is garbage.

    • Cdsnz 23
      Cdsnz 23

      Ok? why did you feel the need to leave this comment instead of just not watching his videos

    • Kyle Knight
      Kyle Knight

      @Anurag Chakraborty i used to like his segments but his comedy just dont do it anymore unfortunately. Idk just my opinion

    • Anurag Chakraborty
      Anurag Chakraborty

      Why? This video doesn't have much of a political side to it.

  • Fakn Lars
    Fakn Lars

    The US = 3rd world

  • Meban Kharkongor
    Meban Kharkongor

    You can replace the owl with John Oliver's picture and no one would even know the difference 😂

  • Laine La Cava
    Laine La Cava

    The comedy writing on this show has really gone to shit, but the content is still interesting....even if nothing will ever change.

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  • Linda John
    Linda John

    Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.

  • Velvet Thunder
    Velvet Thunder

    I won't stay in a company if my boss starts the speech with ' we are a family'. No I am not, I am here for money. 🤷🏻

  • Bee V
    Bee V

    I just wanted to say it was a sad move to feature the old man dying of covid just to push your point. Really low. The man must have been close to 80 already, just to feature him to push your cause. So low. Not funny at all.

  • Bee V
    Bee V

    Is this still a comedy show?

  • Mamanicole I
    Mamanicole I

    I thought slavery was abolished in America 155 years ago? Some world leader😧😧😧😧😧😧

  • Pearl The Spinster
    Pearl The Spinster

    I stopped eating tyson back in 2009. It always made my stomach upset and i just think that chicken should not be that big. One chicken breast can be cut into 4, or if you are really hungry 2. No matter how much you season it tasted like rubbery crap.

  • Wayne Tan
    Wayne Tan

    Do a segment on teacher’s union!

  • Sekai
    Sekai

    i watch this what can we do? instead of bozos storming the capital for stupid reasons storm the capital for reasons like this!

  • SemiEinstein
    SemiEinstein

    John! Please cover the Myanmar situation, we all need to hear about it

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  • DeepFried OhioGravy
    DeepFried OhioGravy

    I'm glad to see that our gov't changed so much ever since Upton Sinclair wrote about the horrors of the meat-packing industry in 1904... What...? Oh... Nevermind...

  • Sandy Diller
    Sandy Diller

    Grateful that a horrendous colonoscopy 14 years ago made me go plant-based. I got to thinking about fast food. What if meat cost, say $50 for 1/4 lb of whatever? Then the very people who can’t afford to have Type ll Diabetes, heart disease, etc. would find that eating whole-food-plant-based 99% of the time would eliminate those diseases. Three films (no judgement!!!) I’d recommend include “What the Health,” “The Game Changers,” and “Forks Over Knives.”

  • 1844junkercars
    1844junkercars

    Foo

  • sasquatchize
    sasquatchize

    Sounds too much like my current factory job making FUCKING hot tubs/spas

  • Trinity Hope
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    The mean picture eventually load because nerve functionally sprout save a imported football. chunky, next son

  • HohHoch
    HohHoch

    I feel like there's a whole book about this...

  • Bass Little
    Bass Little

    There has to be a Democrat in office for this guy to talk about the things that matter. Glad he is back I can finally watch this show again

  • GreenDanGerman
    GreenDanGerman

    That's why my hard earned money isn't going to the meat industry anymore. I want plant-based companies to thrive and create alternative no-risk jobs for those people.

  • BigPiece Gaming
    BigPiece Gaming

    Nothing will happen

  • Gerhard Adler
    Gerhard Adler

    Anything that has to do with meat is disgusting. Be it breeding, slaughter, packaging or whatever. All good reasons to stop eating meat.

  • Johan Kramer
    Johan Kramer

    10:40 that guy looks like the whitest whitey mcWhitey Racist ever born on this Planet. and his Company is called "PILGRIMS PRIDE"??? wooooooowwww

  • TheEngineered
    TheEngineered

    Incoming dick joke

  • ExtremeTurtle
    ExtremeTurtle

    That’s strange I do commercial roofing and any safety rule broken is 130k fine. We just had a guy fall of a roof. 40 feet. He broke both his arms and a few ribs. We got fined 150k

  • Phoenix
    Phoenix

    I've said it before and will say it again: if your place of work uses the exact same indoctrination language as a murder-suicide cult, ala "family", GET OUT. They will work you to death with no regard for anything except their own company's appearance.

  • MrBogus213
    MrBogus213

    I live in the county in which the JBS plant is located. The vast majority of citizens here are absolutely brainwashed by the republican lie machine and their corporate overlords. It's genuinely sad and terrifying.

  • sead facic
    sead facic

    Oh crap Jaime! Not you too?!??! Stop acting like you have live audience and start beiing your self. Just stop. Please.

  • Jon Public
    Jon Public

    Only the oligarchs will be able to eat real meat. The rest of us will eat processed soldier fly protein (maggots) or estrogen-saturated "Impossible Burgers" to neuter us. Welcome to the Reset.

  • B b
    B b

    All because of illegals

    • Has the High Ground
      Has the High Ground

      If I may ask how?

  • Cyrus Wu
    Cyrus Wu

    costco should kick tyson products

  • pevitzachast
    pevitzachast

    Thank you God this episode was not more social justice bullshit.

    • Has the High Ground
      Has the High Ground

      @PB & J a lot of people don’t understand what social justice mean and believe it to just be “those crazy leftist Karen’s” social justice is just treating people humanely and abiding by societal standards.

    • PB & J
      PB & J

      As if calling out meat packing plants, for treating people inhumanely, isn't social justice

    • Has the High Ground
      Has the High Ground

      Well that’s his thing this what you’re watching now is social justice.

  • davidveale24
    davidveale24

    wow what a third world country

  • Zachary Andrew
    Zachary Andrew

    I aimed for public's heart and hit it in the stomach. Upton Sinclair

  • Jacky Kong
    Jacky Kong

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  • Marina and The Devil
    Marina and The Devil

    Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

  • texxx outlaw
    texxx outlaw

    if anyone really cared they would just stop buying chicken. oh yeah you cant your eating that same chicken right no as you read this comment all greasy handed and shit.

    • Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom

      The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

  • tbailey264
    tbailey264

    Horrific tales from meat packing plants? What is this, 1920? Oh wait, no, we just live in a third world country

    • Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom

      much.

  • Lauren Pau
    Lauren Pau

    The meat industry is just disgusting all around, it has no regard for life either animal or human!!

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  • Merlin Jaeger
    Merlin Jaeger

    hi

  • Matt M
    Matt M

    Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video

  • Naphtali Musnyama
    Naphtali Musnyama

    ...and some Americans are more inclined to bleat about sweatshops in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh et.al whilst their very neighbours are technically indentured. 🙄

  • Hellion Shark
    Hellion Shark

    The freer the market, the freer the people, eh...

  • Maloy7800
    Maloy7800

    Dear Mr.Oliver. I have a favor to ask. I understand that in order to be popular in the "great" Britain and "the colonies" you need to dilute serious conversation by adding unfunny jokes every 30 seconds (yes, go ahead, viewers, CHECK). Unfortunately, I have come to like your videos, but, fortunately, I'm neither a brit nor a yank (neither are you, they WILL hang you by the neck one day). Is there any chance you could add a special montage of your videos WITHOUT those every-30-seconds stupid jokes, for people from countries where intellect is not considered a symptom of communist satanism? Thank you.

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  • Alium Cepa
    Alium Cepa

    just like, close the usa down at this point

  • Dave lon
    Dave lon

    I'm sorry, did he say that the weapon that killed an unarmed underaged was up for auction? Flag that auction for fktards will apply.

  • Ryan Karl
    Ryan Karl

    Way to look out for your 1% Tyson/OSHA..America? Mr Oliver, thank you.

  • J Lafo
    J Lafo

    Sad that this is everywhere. Got a serious neck injury from a machine at a warehouse and was forced to sign a release to get back to work. At barely a living wage... I couldn't afford the time off so signed away my rights to keep a roof over my head. At another warehouse different company, while assembling cheap bbq grills the drill slipped (cheap alloy screw bent/broke) and went right through my hand. Scrubbed out the debris, band aids on both sides since it went straight through, took a day off to keep injury minimally clean but if I went to a doc seeking relief I would be released. For this one I took the loss and saw the doc. Both injuries have come back in bad ways but what am I to do? Keep your head down and keep working if you want a paycheck. I can't afford more medical bills that I can't pay off in this lifetime. This is everywhere. Corporations have taken too much.

  • dondoron
    dondoron

    The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

  • mizzury54
    mizzury54

    So I wonder if things would change if "Americans " took these jobs.

    • PB & J
      PB & J

      No, probably not, born and raised in Wa State, and my son worked, for a beef packing plant. He said that is exactly how it is. I am so glad he doesnt work there anymore.

  • Alison Loy
    Alison Loy

    There was a great reason why we didn't allow industry monopolies. Our politicians and their pets are factory farming animals, workers and NOW OUR ELDERS!

  • Bertrand Zerpersande
    Bertrand Zerpersande

    I don’t see anything wrong with betting on a number. The lottery does it. Sports bets involve two numbers. As long as they weren’t doing anything to try to manipulate the number, other than ‘downward as much as possible’, what’s the big deal? Not giving adequate breaks? THERE’S your problem!

    • Bertrand Zerpersande
      Bertrand Zerpersande

      @PB & J - You need to have your logic module checked. If I have no regard for life, why would I be pro-life? And so you are wrong. I’m actually pro-choice. Strongly so. In fact, not only did a girlfriend of mine have an abortion, but it seems that there was a second case. Not with the same girlfriend though. Just not sure. I honestly do not think abortions are that big of a deal. - Actuarial science involves the use of data in the calculation of the probability of given events happening. Golf tournaments offering cars for hole-in-ones lose no money when a player manages to put that ball in the hole from the tee. The organizers went to an insurance company and paid for an insurance policy. The insurance company that provides such protection KNOWS that hole-in-ones will certainly be made over the course of the season. And they also have data that predicts the likelihood of such an event. Perhaps they even use data about which players are in the tournament and information about each players dispersion patterns from the predicted distance of the hole. And they do the same thing with life and health policies. They look at data and see how likely it is for people to die. I remember when insurance companies offered lower rates for policy holders that didn’t smoke. They didn’t do that as a public service. This would draw customers to whatever company first did this,min the form of non-smokers. And the companies knew that these customers wouldn’t die as often. You can look at it as lowering the prices for those that were going to live, but they were essentially raising the price on those that were going to die. It’s called risk assessment. Would it have made your ‘feelings’ less offended if they had bet on the number of employees that would NOT contract Covid? Probably so, because your logic module is buggy because to get that number an analysis of death rates would have to be performed. And every company that decided to reopen DID THIS FUCKING ANALYSIS. Certainly not with the mathematical rigor that insurance companies, but opening up meant that somewhere, people were going to die. And they opened up anyway because if they didn’t they would go bankrupt. Sure, use masks, social distancing, et, etc, but things things were what they did so their ‘bet’ was a little better. Take this a little bit for it. You know that management had to have a discussion about the dangers of continuing their operation of their meat packing company. And this involved people likely dying. Change the question they asked themselves. Considering that they were talking about how “Well, XX% of our employees will not suffer any negative affects from continuing operations.” Another is saying YY%. Things get heated. One of the managers, the XX% guy, used to work in actuarial science for an insurance company. The YY% manager is a little douche that nobody likes, and is very ‘in touch with his feelings’. But he is also cocky and inherited a lot of money. YY: if we go with your idea and open up my figures indicate we will have YY employees die. XX: That’s bullshit you little douche. I worked in actuarial science for an insurance company for 15 years and the data says that XX% of our employees are going to be just fine and that means that your number of deaths is way too high. YY: you’re wrong. That’s just the way I feel. You need to respect my feelings. Don’t judge me. XX: Look you know we’re going to open back up. If we don’t do companies going bankrupt. Money comes first. And speaking of money, you touchy-feely asshole, put your money where your mouth is. I’ll bet you that that XX% of our employees will be OK and not die. There’s your bet. The touchy-feely douche got in the way of science and reality.

    • PB & J
      PB & J

      @Bertrand Zerpersande: The fact you can type a comment, comparing human life, to simply a number. Shows your lack of regard, for any life......let me guess, you are pro-life 🤦

    • PB & J
      PB & J

      @Bertrand Zerpersande: Lol.....You should take your own advice, cause I doubt anyone following John Oliver, would agree with anything you said. And if what you say is true, insurance companies are truly placing bets on human life, they are just as bad as the meat packing plants. If you can honestly say you are good, with any of these companies gambling on human life, then, like I have said, you have no moral character.

    • Bertrand Zerpersande
      Bertrand Zerpersande

      @PB & J You continue to rant about moral character and yet support it with nothing other that an alternative spelling for a common fruit. Placing a bet on a number that one has no control over and doesn’t even attempted control is no different from betting on a roulette wheel or the guessing a lottery number. Insurance companies make millions of dollars ‘betting’ on your health and/or longevity. Want deplorable behavior? Let them deny your claim after taking your money. Go whine to somebody that gives a shit what you think.

    • PB & J
      PB & J

      @Bertrand Zerpersande: Tomatoes, tomatos, what's the difference, right? The lottery has nothing to do with placing bets on human lives. If you were not being facetious, you've got a low moral character.

  • ShadoeLandman
    ShadoeLandman

    Cluckingham Palace. Now that’s 😄

  • 2Stonefly
    2Stonefly

    12:54 KAREN'S Karens"s everywhere!!! Run and hide. Karen has overtaken Tyson!!! .

  • 2Stonefly
    2Stonefly

    My Mom, at 16 year old, worked in a chicken processing factory back in the 1960's. To this day, she still hates eating chicken.

  • Justin Hopkins
    Justin Hopkins

    We can thank Republicans for the poor treatment of workers.

  • Jimmy Webb
    Jimmy Webb

    I don't buy Tyson anything because it's low grade. I had no idea they treat their workers like chickens too.

  • Harpastan Man
    Harpastan Man

    Are the 5 thousand thumbs downs just company owners getting mad at the facts slapping them in the face? Selfish greedy f*cks.

    • Zuaxn
      Zuaxn

      @Harpastan Man I mean he isn't wrong about the things he says but I still dislike him.

    • Harpastan Man
      Harpastan Man

      @Zuaxn then why do you even watch his videos if you don't like him? He still gets money from your views. And his team does research on all their content.

    • Zuaxn
      Zuaxn

      Nah i disliked bc i don't like John Oliver that's why i disliked

  • Bellesativa
    Bellesativa

    Going Keto, you eat more meat fat which is more filling, less lean meat, less processed meat, spend less money on meat so you can afford to buy organic meats from local ranchers you know and trust, and lose weight without going hungry.

  • Dean Pruitt
    Dean Pruitt

    No one wants to talk about how there’s only enough beef to supply 60% of what we’re eating there’s not enough beef on this planet to support the United States so 40% of your burger is a protein substance filler what is the filler do you know McDonald’s has their scientists who genetically make their meat taste good and add flavor they admit this what’s the flavor human DNA cow do you neither growing proteins Slery but from who and from what

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  • Hazel
    Hazel

    Even longer term solution: End the meat industry altogether. The future is plant-based.

    • Lisa Johnson
      Lisa Johnson

      100%

  • Rikki Slonce
    Rikki Slonce

    It's stuff like this that makes me feel ashamed to be called an American. I really hope I die in another country so I don't have to make my family visit America to see me.

  • dirtbag1713
    dirtbag1713

    Sad thing is this is how it goes at any company with divided corporate and physical labor. Send the desk jockeys on 10 vacations a year while the people on the line can't take 1 sick day.

  • Liberty Springs
    Liberty Springs

    Well, still better than factories in China🤷

  • Over Toasted
    Over Toasted

    Simple: stop eating meat.

  • Sina Roughani
    Sina Roughani

    So, you're saying go vegan, but your sponsors aren't letting you because they're complicit?

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  • Stragos Slizenberg
    Stragos Slizenberg

    I was expecting the 3rd most important thing to be Adam Driver

  • Bryan Torresdey
    Bryan Torresdey

    Just Go Vegan

  • Dimitar Dimitrov
    Dimitar Dimitrov

    No context given on the number of employees at the factories. How do we know the % of employees contracting the & dying from the virus is more than the average for the state/country? It's numbers taken out of context.

    • Dimitar Dimitrov
      Dimitar Dimitrov

      @Vaya Notaro but that's how he framed it. I want to make that conclusion on my own. I'm not saying the video is a scam, just that it could be presented a bit more independent manner

    • Vaya Notaro
      Vaya Notaro

      well I feel like the fact that they're all in close proximity to each other, with no bathroom breaks, and what seems like an already unhygienic workplace- could result to something over the national average

  • Kaiannanthi
    Kaiannanthi

    These plants are also in 'right to work' states which actively discourage any union ideation.

  • Smunstu Stinkymonster
    Smunstu Stinkymonster

    It occurs to me that America is self-destructing... we need to spend money to solve problems but trust in the government is so low we dont really feel confident trusting them with the money.

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