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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    1. Some Guy From The Internet

      The show has always been preachy and extremely biased, but since the doing it in the void 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.

    2. jonescity

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

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Richard Kuklinski

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

    6. Moon Memento

      it's totally our country.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. 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

    10. Steven Evans


    11. 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 ?!?!?!

    12. BanXxX69

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

    13. Luis Tarantini

      I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

    14. 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! :-)

    15. BanefulLeaf x

      Thank God I'm not from the States😖

    16. BanefulLeaf x

      When a company says we're family, RUN!

    17. 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.

    18. 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.

    19. Kyle Knight

      John Oliver is garbage.

      1. Cdsnz 23

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

      2. Kyle Knight

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

      3. Anurag Chakraborty

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

    20. Fakn Lars

      The US = 3rd world

    21. Meban Kharkongor

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

    22. 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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    25. Linda John

      Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.

    26. 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. 🤷🏻

    27. 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.

    28. Bee V

      Is this still a comedy show?

    29. Mamanicole I

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

    30. 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.

    31. Wayne Tan

      Do a segment on teacher’s union!

    32. Sekai

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

    33. SemiEinstein

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

    34. Agnes Burton

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    35. 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...

    36. 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.”

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    38. sasquatchize

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

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    40. HohHoch

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

    41. 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

    42. 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.

    43. BigPiece Gaming

      Nothing will happen

    44. 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.

    45. 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

    46. TheEngineered

      Incoming dick joke

    47. 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

    48. 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.

    49. 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.

    50. sead facic

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

    51. 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.

    52. B b

      All because of illegals

      1. Has the High Ground

        If I may ask how?

    53. Cyrus Wu

      costco should kick tyson products

    54. pevitzachast

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

      1. 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.

      2. PB & J

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

      3. Has the High Ground

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

    55. davidveale24

      wow what a third world country

    56. Zachary Andrew

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

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    58. Marina and The Devil

      Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

    59. 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.

      1. 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.

    60. tbailey264

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

      1. Ptao Tom


    61. Lauren Pau

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

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    65. Matt M

      Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video

    66. Naphtali Musnyama

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

    67. Hellion Shark

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

    68. 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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    71. Alium Cepa

      just like, close the usa down at this point

    72. 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.

    73. Ryan Karl

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

    74. 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.

    75. 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.

    76. mizzury54

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

      1. 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.

    77. 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!

    78. 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!

      1. 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 🤦

      2. 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.

      3. 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.

      4. 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.

      5. Bertrand Zerpersande

        @Anurag Chakraborty I would agree that making changes to working conditions in order to win a bet would be demented. And if you were to actually READ my comment you will see that I said betting on a number would be okay ‘as long as they weren’t doing anything to try to manipulate the number’. Making such a bet is exactly the same thing insurance companies do when the sell you insurance. They are making wagers on a your health. Based on statistics. And THEY cheat because the put a 8spread’ on those bets and as a whole THEY DON’T LOSE! Your comment demonstrates nothing other than you don’t pay attention.

    79. ShadoeLandman

      Cluckingham Palace. Now that’s 😄

    80. 2Stonefly

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

    81. 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.

    82. Justin Hopkins

      We can thank Republicans for the poor treatment of workers.

    83. Jimmy Webb

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

    84. 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.

      1. Zuaxn

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

      2. 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.

      3. Zuaxn

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

    85. 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.

    86. 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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    89. Hazel

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

      1. Lisa Johnson


    90. 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.

    91. 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.

    92. Liberty Springs

      Well, still better than factories in China🤷

    93. Over Toasted

      Simple: stop eating meat.

    94. Sina Roughani

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

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    96. Stragos Slizenberg

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

    97. Bryan Torresdey

      Just Go Vegan

    98. 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.

      1. 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

      2. 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

    99. Kaiannanthi

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

    100. 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.