Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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. kd gc

    kd gc35 שניות לפני

    Tyson sends busses to Mexico to pick up immigrants, then when they start to earn double digits calls the INS to take them back while a new bus load heads north. PLEASE BOYCOTT ALL THE MEAT PRODUCERS & BUY LOCALLY. JBS is out of Brazil. They lied when they said that they needed to be considered "ESSENTIAL" and that merka would run out of meat. The pork had been sold to China because they had to cull millions of pigs due to the swine flu. Look it up.

  2. cetriya's Art n Comics Channel

    cetriya's Art n Comics Channel2 דקות לפני

    The more companies try to say the employees are family, the more I know how bad the working conditions are

  3. John Martens

    John Martens6 דקות לפני

    Apparently a lot of unintentional cannibalism is going on in the US. Who cares!? It's all about the herbs and the BBQ sauce.

  4. Yasmim Pessoa

    Yasmim Pessoa10 דקות לפני

    The animal industry is bad in ALL levels, for animals, for workers, for our environment, for our health.

  5. Mardona Sweets

    Mardona Sweets15 דקות לפני

    6:03 nothing but facts

  6. Liz Popik

    Liz Popik16 דקות לפני

    100% true on Tyson. I interviewed there 2 years ago. 6 days a week minimum work week, 10 hour shifts, in house nurse's (telltale sign workmans comp cases are dealt with in house), and the workers on the floor looked miserable.

  7. Steven Glazier

    Steven Glazier18 דקות לפני

    Change will NEVER happen as long as the Rich control our government. And that's not going to change without campaign reform & term limits and limit on corporate lobbing efforts.

  8. J Mon

    J Mon18 דקות לפני

    Why are we still eating meat?

  9. Recce Nomad

    Recce Nomad21 דקה לפני

    Make one on fudge packing.

  10. Joey Garza

    Joey Garza23 דקות לפני

    i guess i'll stop eating chicken now, and go back to eating dolphin cause i now dolphin workers aren't wading in their own piss to process dolphin parts

  11. shadow demon

    shadow demon24 דקות לפני

    3:00... Ok and what's the issue?

  12. Bryce Haver

    Bryce Haver27 דקות לפני

    Vegetarians must be feeling good right about now

  13. Khan Saab

    Khan Saab29 דקות לפני

    This is a 3rd world country disguised as a first world country

  14. Livinginahouse

    Livinginahouse34 דקות לפני

    America is such a third world country...

  15. Cem Koker

    Cem Koker35 דקות לפני

    Just don’t eat meat you idiots.

  16. Mr Rationality

    Mr Rationality40 דקות לפני

    Companies don’t care about workers never had and never will, they don’t look at them as human. Companies will never change because we are conformist, we never put conditions or let companies suffer from consequences because we still buy their products and just move on. I’m not saying I’m perfect doing something, my point is we need to change things in work environments and plenty of other stuff. We still human after all.

  17. Laquelle Bannon

    Laquelle Bannon41 דקה לפני

    It's estimated that if you took all the organs from a person (I mean everything including skin and bones) and sold them on the black market, you'd make $1,000,000. If it is shown that a companies negligence has resulted in deaths, they should pay $1,000,000 in fines per dead person.

  18. Alexander Lopez

    Alexander Lopez42 דקות לפני

    so sad let's change this. vote Democratic 🗳 for change . This must stop, ✋ not 🚱 in America.

  19. John Doe

    John Doe42 דקות לפני

    And the circle is complete Upton Sinclair to Johnny ‘O back to the Jungle

  20. Len Black

    Len Black47 דקות לפני

    Or, you could stop eating meat. Should've suggested that John.

  21. Aluzky

    Aluzky47 דקות לפני

    Workers in animal abuse factories dying? Good riddance. Karma. Dog bless covid19 by getting rid of many humans (most of them not vegan) The less humans the better for the planet.

  22. Scarlett Lace

    Scarlett Lace48 דקות לפני

    that guinea pig commercial kept me from hitting my bowl for a full 3 minutes....lmfao

  23. bmniac

    bmniac50 דקות לפני

    NO compassion fo any life!!

  24. Danny Kirby

    Danny Kirby51 דקה לפני

    Best line in this episode: "... don't be surprised if they carry on not giving *A FRACTION OF A FVCK* about the well-being of their workers!"

  25. ESZER

    ESZER51 דקה לפני

    Thank god we have cool companies like Coke Cola...

  26. Emily

    Emily55 דקות לפני

    From this video appearing in my subscriptions, to all the seitan recipe videos on Tiktok, and all the vegetarian and vegan recipes I've found, I feel like the Internet is trying to tell me something.

  27. Jason Stafford

    Jason Stafford58 דקות לפני

    don't ever buy meat if you don't know where it's butchered. Shop at your local meat market! It's not expensive, it costs what meat is supposed to cost.

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    Alpri Tezeשעה לפני

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  29. Wal Williams

    Wal Williamsשעה לפני

    Thank you for this, Mr. Oliver. The word "IOWA" needs to be repeated about a million times more-frequently, in-reference to ALL of the "gamed" constructs which support this industry. (This being written within weeks after the Governor of Iowa erased all mask mandates and social distancing regulations a day or so before The Super Bowl; and three days before The CDC proposed that 'double-masking' was a wise approach.) PLEASE do a piece on states where their governors refuse to work within known medical guidelines; we're dying out here.

  30. The Messenger

    The Messengerשעה לפני

    This is the most important post you will ever read. Every one of us has sinned against God. We’ve lied, we’ve stolen, we’ve sinned sexually, and we’ve taken His name in vain; which makes us liars, thieves, fornicators and blasphemers.. Yet this is only four of our many transgressions. The problem is, we can never ‘outweigh’ our sin with good deeds because God is perfect in Holiness, meaning his standard is beyond our reach. He is also perfect in Justice, meaning, he will bring EVERY sin to light. The punishment for our sin is death, and Hell; a place of Eternal Fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Fortunately God is also perfect in Love, so 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ left his throne in heaven and came to this earth. While here, he lived a perfectly righteous life, only to take the punishment that We deserved; Our sinless creator became Our sin, and endured a gruesome death on a cross for our sake. Right before he died, he said ‘it is finished’.. meaning, the debt for our sins has been paid in full. And on the third day, he defeated death and rose from the grave. So now, we can go free from the wrath of God’s judgement not by earning it, but rather, as a free gift of grace.. Except gifts can be either accepted or rejected. So this is what you must do in response; Humbly admit to God that you have sinned against him, and through gratitude in the sacrifice of his son, repent (turn away) from your old way of life. Then, confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, your savior, and the ruler of your life from this moment forward (Romans 10:9). Do these things, and you will be saved. If you do so sincerely, God will grant you a new heart which no longer finds comfort in sin, but instead desires to read and obey his word. He will also grant you Eternal life in his presence; The greatest pleasure on earth doesn’t even come close to what God is preparing for believers in the afterlife. You’ve been informed; Now the choice is yours. What you do with this information will determine where you spend ETERNITY, meaning, this is the single most critical decision you will EVER make; And all of us here, whether believer or atheist, know deep down that every last word here is true. Jesus Christ awaits YOU this very moment. Don’t even think about sleeping tonight until you surrender your life to him, because your tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.. And as it is written (Hebrews 9 : 27); ‘It is appointed unto man ONCE to die, but after this, THE JUDGMENT’. All glory, honor and praise to Lord Jesus Christ.

  31. Tzu Hin

    Tzu Hinשעה לפני

    OMG its horrible... I forgot the steaks at the store

  32. ESZER

    ESZERשעה לפני

    That betting pool is heavy metal

  33. tommyt1971

    tommyt1971שעה לפני

    I just laughed myself to tears when I saw that pic of John being carried off by the pigeon. I missed everything for a full min after...

  34. Br0kk

    Br0kkשעה לפני

    You Americans need Unions ... yes they are a pain in the butt for the employer but they actually archive something for the worker

  35. Lisa Simpson

    Lisa Simpsonשעה לפני

    SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Daniel

    Danielשעה לפני

    American. Where we watch a British guy telling us how crappy our country is so long as we laugh in the process. Let's not forget America and the rest of the world is hugely better off today than 100 years ago.

  37. MiraclzHD

    MiraclzHDשעה לפני

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  38. turd polisher

    turd polisherשעה לפני

    ohhh no covid is super scary and super deadly.

  39. Dave McCauley

    Dave McCauleyשעה לפני

    The day when our Self Servers (Government Parasites) thought that it would be a good ideal to give Corps (Lobbying), some of OUR Constitution Rights..We The People lost ours.

  40. hoboroadie

    hoboroadieשעה לפני

    The lack of OSHA protection does not enable your Boss to put his profits ahead of your life, it requires it.

  41. Lexi Green

    Lexi Greenשעה לפני

    I only buy my meat local, raised, and slaughtered by the man who’s hand I shake when I go to his farm to pick up my food. Support the American farmer not the Walmart your buying from.

  42. Naval Kumar Shukla

    Naval Kumar Shuklaשעה לפני

    Some of his points are absolutely on spot, like the one with setting up a safe speed and that's not only applies to the meatpacking industry, but also in other places such amazon warehouses and with the some universities as well. Bottom line is "We aren't machine, so stop treating like one"

  43. BeepBoop_Bop

    BeepBoop_Bopשעה לפני

    Anything to get us closer to eating synthetic meat or bugs right?

  44. Kiki Lang

    Kiki Langשעה לפני

    Bo Pilgrim sounds like that pig man from King of the Hill.

  45. Nate Gerard Real Estate Team

    Nate Gerard Real Estate Teamשעה לפני

    If I was working at a local, state, or federal level of government, I’d have about four years worth of issues to choose from to make even a small difference in my constituents lives. That though causes the this one: how are my local, state, and federal governmental officials determining what to work on?

  46. Veldrovive

    Veldroviveשעה לפני

    Me currently eating a roast beef sandwich.

  47. Maggie Trupido

    Maggie Trupidoשעה לפני

    ⚡❄🌬🌊🌜💈🌁💒☁☀🌀🌈🔥💧⭐🌟⛅ *På grund av kärlek. Gud sände sin son Jesus Kristus för att dö i vår plats. Tre dagar senare. Rose honom från de döda. Nu. Endast av Jesus Kristus.* *Gud har gett oss den eviga livets fria gåva. Han kommer att rädda och läka dig..* *(titta upp mot himlen och fråga honom))*

  48. yvm

    yvmשעה לפני

    america is not a role model when it comes to workers rights and this is horrible even for this country but I have got to say this is a global problem... competing companies selling their stuff on a global market my home country (germany) is mostly pretty good when it comes to working conditions... BUT being one of the biggest roducing country we get foreign workers in alike ways... the law gets some of those employers but there is a lot we don´t know... and the things we don´t know are always the worst... sure we need agreements on fair traiding but it´s even more important that in a shared market we need workers rights (Im sick of hearing that people aare not allowed to take a piss, getting denied sick leave or vacation days)... But this is a socialistic idea...And those who need those rights have no big lobby...

  49. samlerf

    samlerfשעה לפני

    Did you really just use bloomberg news as a source? That guy tried to buy his way to the white house in the last election

  50. Len Black

    Len Blackשעה לפני

    When companies had a Personnel Dept. you were considered a person. Now that they have a Human Resources Dept. you are considered a resource.

  51. Chicken Person

    Chicken Personשעה לפני

    The luxuriant plow summarily wrap because expansion dimensionally heap about a towering soup. imperfect, optimal willow

  52. daniel barnea

    daniel barneaשעה לפני

    wow, i really wonder sometimes if people like bo ever stop for a moment and realise for a second how evil they and hated they are and just keep moving, or their psychopathic personality just shield them completely from their actions?

  53. nGAGEOnline

    nGAGEOnlineשעה לפני

    but.... who won the pool?

  54. Cynde Sadler

    Cynde Sadlerשעה לפני

    Bloody Hell! I don't live in the US so I am shocked at some of the things they show on TV. Me, I'm happy with nice , calm John Oliver shows.

  55. Pesh Nator

    Pesh Natorשעה לפני

    Hit 'em where it hurts. Lessen your dependence on meat and definitely lower chicken consumption. I'm not selling my conscience to buy cheap meat.

  56. --

    --שעה לפני

    B-but I need my protein to maintain my gains so I can eventually cure the curse of my virginity.

  57. James Harbin

    James Harbinשעה לפני

    We have one in my town everybody calls it the chicken factory I was told not to work their it's all meth heads and their all holding knifes

  58. Diego Ascencio

    Diego Ascencioשעה לפני

    I've been working in a meat department for about 8 years. It's insane to think about the meat industry. Like looking at how much meat we go through in a day, week, month or year. Everything about it is insane

  59. Cole Lee

    Cole Leeשעה לפני

    Thank you for this piece. Would it be possible to add Spanish subtitles?

  60. Super T

    Super Tשעה לפני

    AMERICA 🇺🇸 🤣

  61. Lisa Reynoso

    Lisa Reynoso2 שעות לפני

    That $15,000 fine is the equivalent of fining a family who makes $100,000 a year all of 3¢ for an infraction. I mean, a toddler could come up with that kind of money by digging through couch cushions and have money left over! Average income in the US is half of that. So rounding up, that’s 2¢. Fines have to hurt to be effective. #PerspectiveIsEverything

  62. FISHD0G747

    FISHD0G7472 שעות לפני

    I always find it interesting how this topic can cause such a visceral reaction and yet the obvious solution of “just stop eating meat” is dismissed out of hand tastes good so fuck everything else?

  63. greyeaglem

    greyeaglem2 שעות לפני

    The government's response was for Trump to sign an executive order to keep the packing plants open during the pandemic. In 2019 he signed an order to reduce the number of inspectors in pork processing plants and to run the lines with no speed limits. Great guy, that Trump.

  64. Gaurav Baindur

    Gaurav Baindur2 שעות לפני

    Meat packing is a highly consolidated industry Wait which industry was not 😂😂😂 The Unemployed Industry is not consolidated !!!

  65. ahab_dota

    ahab_dota2 שעות לפני

    the 3 women on the talkshow reacted pretty well to that!

  66. RL K

    RL K2 שעות לפני

    The Script A Mafia Story! Read The Movie For Your Mind...

  67. walk onwater

    walk onwater2 שעות לפני

    John's an expert in meatpackimg

  68. Zahary Nussbaum

    Zahary Nussbaum2 שעות לפני

    I'm only 30 but I hope I live long enough to see when America finally eats their rich. I'm not sure if I was born at the right time, but America ends with the rich being eaten. No other path with this level of corruption and greed.

  69. Kristian Ras

    Kristian Ras2 שעות לפני

    This show is almost as good as Tucker Carlson

  70. Dev Bothra

    Dev Bothra2 שעות לפני

    My university professor first introduced me to this show and I can't thank him enough

  71. 6.5ft Kristaps Porzingis

    6.5ft Kristaps Porzingis2 שעות לפני

    The fact that an exploitative industry exploits people 😱

  72. Kyle Brock

    Kyle Brock2 שעות לפני


  73. VikrantVK

    VikrantVK2 שעות לפני

    I thought he was acting in the Community But he's really this person

  74. Yanata Desain

    Yanata Desain2 שעות לפני

    I love cooking if not busy

  75. Plan73

    Plan732 שעות לפני

    Why are you guys focusing on to eat or not to eat meat? The problem is not the meat, the problem is the shitty working condition.

  76. Adam Bram

    Adam Bram2 שעות לפני

    "Hi I'm Jim Purdue, and my chickens eat better than you do! For one thing, I don't let 'em eat chicken. And if one of my employees forgets to put my name on a single chicken leg, I chop that stupid bugger up and feed HIM to the chickens!"


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  78. dcarsondavis

    dcarsondavis2 שעות לפני

    This is why you can buy steak at the Dollar Store

  79. TheNaturalPatHarris

    TheNaturalPatHarris2 שעות לפני

    Rich British Guy yelling about one of America’s founding industry’s. Yeah This guy stinks

  80. Darren Fonzseau

    Darren Fonzseau2 שעות לפני

    YOU and Thom are CLUELESS. WHY DOES Thom Hartman act CLUELESS as WA State BERNIECRAT CANDIDATES toss the American injured workers federal ISSUE under the progressives boat?

  81. Lo-key Loki

    Lo-key Loki2 שעות לפני

    And yet the fine a College can get for leaving a mop bucket unattended is like 70k. What the actual hell?

  82. RaWr0wKeY

    RaWr0wKeY2 שעות לפני

    This is sadly true, I've worked for Perdue, and my Family currently works for Perdue. An Perdue doesn't care about it's employees even during the pandemic they took minimal safety measures against covid if you want a test for it, it'll be 100 of your pay-checks and if you have covid then your ordered to be at home for 2 weeks which they don't pay. Not to mention the other things that happen.

  83. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith2 שעות לפני

    Change your shows name to rolling out the great reset episode at a time (meat is evil, climate change, pandemics, social injustice, etc.). Klaus is proud of you.

  84. Hugues Jouffrai

    Hugues Jouffrai2 שעות לפני

    Poor people in poor areas, people without professional skills and ex inmates have trouble getting jobs -> look how at these bad companies that don't hire those vulnerable people ! The meatpacking industry provides these people with jobs --> they are taking advantage of these poor people ! This is just a dishonest argument. In my country we try to overprotect the "vulnerables" and guess what... 10% of people can't find a job at all

  85. dani hesslinger

    dani hesslinger2 שעות לפני

    We should all stop eating meat during the pandemic - that would teach them! (I am not at vegetarian, but here in Germany many meat-processing plants have been affected, too).

  86. Rusto

    Rusto2 שעות לפני

    They punished the worker for the company not letting the man pee...?

  87. Mason Gore

    Mason Gore2 שעות לפני

    john oliver is one of the dumbest people on the planet

  88. C. Lor

    C. Lor2 שעות לפני

    Wow. This segment sounds like the usual description the U.S gives of China. The difference between China and the U.S China invest in their people and the U.S invest in its corporations.

  89. I'm Old

    I'm Old2 שעות לפני

    Tyson is like my family

  90. Tom

    Tom2 שעות לפני

    Yet another reason to boycott the meat, dairy and egg industry

  91. james byrne

    james byrne2 שעות לפני

    Those reasons just keep piling up don't they.

  92. VeganLyn Cat

    VeganLyn Cat2 שעות לפני

    Meat, dairy and egg industry is disgusting. So are the consumers who support it once the know the truth about the horrid conditions, cruelty and death.

  93. james byrne

    james byrne2 שעות לפני

    100% agree.

  94. Chad Thundercock

    Chad Thundercock2 שעות לפני

    God no wonder why Tyson tastes so fucking good. I can't eat a product unless it's produced by at minimum 50% slave labor. If I had a dollar for every one of you chucklefucks crying about how evil meatpacking is while using a microsoft device I'd probably have enough money to buy a meat plant and its staff on my own.

  95. damarh

    damarh2 שעות לפני

    Wait... this isn't about the animals... this is about humans ? don't care. /sarcasm.

  96. private private

    private private2 שעות לפני

    I'm a nurse When the tyson employee a.d their loved ones started trending in the ERs and ICUs we started keeping an unofficial tally. We just knew 'Tyson Factory Worker's would become a COVID statistical subclass for contact tracing...guess it turns out the government opted to pretend like the TYSON Factory COVID-19 epidemiological trend never happened 🙄😒

  97. TheLogan

    TheLogan2 שעות לפני

    All of these managers aught to get a visit from child protective services if that's how they treat family members

  98. EliN

    EliN2 שעות לפני

    They only give a fraction of a fuck

  99. Juanky Delgado

    Juanky Delgado3 שעות לפני

    On point as always...

  100. David Funke

    David Funke3 שעות לפני

    And, this is just, what is.

  101. MultiGK8

    MultiGK83 שעות לפני

    Oof. 5000 dollars a life, thats how much were worth to companies, its fun.

  102. Eugene Gallagher

    Eugene Gallagher3 שעות לפני

    The 1 %ers like it just like that.

  103. 87&Pine

    87&Pine3 שעות לפני

    I was a security guard at the largest hog plant in the world, Smithfield Hog Plant in Tar Heel N.C. I was assigned to the main entrance where I was told I couldn’t leave to use the bathroom and if I really had to go bad I had to call the parking lot guard OVER THE RADIO SO EVERYONE KNEW, wait for them to get there and they had to stand at my spot until I was done so that was embarrassing. I told the boss I couldn’t do it anymore and he moved me to 3rd shift parking lot security. I had to patrol the outside and parts of the inside because someone took a crap on the kill floor cooler floor! The kill floor was so hot that the man who was in charge with cutting the pigs heads off with a “jaws of life” type tool wasn’t wearing a shirt. The majority of the employees came from a country where they didn’t have indoor plumbing so they would hardly ever flush or wash their hands! They would defecate on top of the last employees waste and this would clog up the toilets when maintenance tried to flush it making the place smell horrible! Hell I even remember seeing some of the men from the kill floor bring the knives they used to cut their part of the hogs with and hand sharpener‘s outside with them on their breaks! Even though this was in the early 2000’s I can still vividly see them walk back in sharpening their knives and thinking, I’m 19/20 and I’m not even allowed pepper spray! smh Also my ex-boss tried to put me back at my original post so I quit! This is the same man that would constantly say the N word and talk crap about black people but ended up marrying an African American Woman. Wonder what she would think if she knew that!