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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  • Paul Murray
    Paul Murray11 วินาทีที่ผ่านมา

  • Stefan Svärd
    Stefan Svärd49 วินาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Whenever I hear dystopian stuff like this, I hear the Team America theme song in my head

  • Mountain N
    Mountain Nนาทีที่ผ่านมา

    I guess most people don’t have a lot of respect for themselves or they would stand up to big companies like that or get the masses to do so in a group. You’re so afraid of being fired but if they get a lot of people together they could just strike

  • SoWeMeetAgain
    SoWeMeetAgain3 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Biden's America! Oh, we're done laying everything at the feet of the current president may he be responsible for it or not, may he even have influence on it or not? OKAY

  • Wing Kwok
    Wing Kwok6 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

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  • DIY Flamethrowers
    DIY Flamethrowers7 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    That poultry tycoon needs to be LWTwJO's new Bob Murray.

    STU POC11 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Cost , Quality , Service , People are last. Thats a Fact. "De-boneing at breakneck speed"


    John, PLEASE do a piece on underground rappers. I have 9 years of cringy experience and references...

  • Rob
    Rob19 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    PETA and vegans showing videos of animals being killed and the inhumane living conditions of them before the slaughter....... Feels nothing. John Oliver "Hey look how disgusting this meat packing line is" Not only disgusting enough to turn me off of meat but veggies too anything out of any plant

  • Axel Steinhanses
    Axel Steinhanses22 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    I really miss John Oliver slamming his hands on a table :(

  • Zizi Roberts
    Zizi Roberts23 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    I have already stopped eating chicken, beef and pork. A bit of fish or perhaps some lamb occasionally. This report strengthens my resolve. Truly disgusting.

  • Rob Earle
    Rob Earle30 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    The founder of the company which JBS now owns was Mr. Montfort. A righteous stand up man who Never would have tolerated such injustices. I know, I ran the laboratory for the Montfort family back in the early ‘70’s. He would be horrified were he or his son Ken alive today.

  • n1vca
    n1vca30 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    If people would not sell/kill/eat animals, we would not have Covid right now and would not support this killer industry that is just as disgusting as their procedures and products. If you like to eat unknown mixes of antibiotics, hormones and all sorts of chemicals that come with maximizing revenue, ruining the CO2 footprint, you should just continue this horrible tradition and accelerate the extinction of our species, so in the long run the planet can regenerate itself, which will go much faster without us.

  • Honda Civic convertible 420
    Honda Civic convertible 42032 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    What are you moving on from, John?

  • Gryffindor Equestrian Girl
    Gryffindor Equestrian Girl37 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    *This is one of the many, many, MANY reasons I’m a vegetarian*

  • Fahad Abdullah
    Fahad Abdullah41 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Read slaughterhouse by Gail eisnitz 🙌🌱

  • Traverse
    Traverse42 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    It's not the same without the people laughing at every funny thing

  • Bastardboy Yeah
    Bastardboy Yeah47 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    It was great that for year or 2, all we get is TRUMP is bad, TRUMP is Orange. Now, that no-show Joe didnt even bother attend any debate is president. Normalcy continues, you are major sell-out or post TRUMP syndrome drone, nope, not a TRUMP fan, but when he seems normal, you all look foolish.

  • Jeff Jeffries
    Jeff Jeffries49 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    A Plant Manager that's an asshole? I just can't believe it.

  • Serious Issues
    Serious Issues49 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Yay, Capitalism, amiright? 😅

  • annon a
    annon a49 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Dont take John Oliver seriously.. he is an islam apologist.. and wants you to buy HALALA meat.. or Maybe he is an islamist

  • Richard Sanchez
    Richard Sanchez50 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    It is clearly that this is another Stat to have on mind. if we want to fight both greed, and human hunger.

  • Paka Lolo
    Paka Lolo50 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    wishful thinking... In American Money Talks SH!@s WALKS........... TAKE A WALK

  • UcantTakeAjoke
    UcantTakeAjoke53 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Oh cmon John Roseanne got screwed so don’t join the bs bandwagon

  • jose milian
    jose milian54 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    This story is everywhere. By that I mean so many companies not just chicken companies do exactly this. temp agencies do the same for instance you get hurt go to dr and you are fired. Amazon is another and it just goes on and on. Basically anywhere that makes a lot of money usually guaranteed to have same practice with companies that pressure more work than is reasonable, pay minimum wage or an amount that doesn't reflect hazards or amount of work, and demonstrates how expendable the worker is to them. While saying they are valued and where their treatment is clearly not in line with the propaganda they spew. And lets not forget the suppression of systems in place to combat the injustices through schemes and payoffs. chicken, beef, coal, propane, mining, etc. push to reduce oversight or cripple in place agencies that would hurt their profits.

  • Ian B
    Ian B55 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    so glad this season's looking better than the last one!

  • Christian Wall
    Christian Wall56 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    When he said “a mammal higher than me on the food chain” I was sure he was going to mention Adam Driver.

  • Arsh
    Arsh56 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    The show title now has black mode!!

  • Dgboss78
    Dgboss7858 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    This just shows one more time how the united states are really a third world country...

  • Pete Finch
    Pete Finchชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I worked at cargill for 5 1/2 years. This is all accurate. Right down to the specifics of carpal tunnel syndrome (nearly everyone on the line has it or is developing it), the fact that they prop these places up in areas with no good alternatives for work (look up Cargill Wyalusing), hiring felons that can’t get other jobs (absolutely known for it) and illegals (there was a big deal of them getting busted), and the Covid pandemic related issues. This is spot on. No exaggeration.

  • Nuno Hipólito
    Nuno Hipólitoชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    American ads are insane

  • Nath François
    Nath Françoisชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    And this doesn't even mention how some plants use literal slave labor under the guise of being a "rehabilitation center" for "drug addicts". See

  • Kasper Bruun Kristensen
    Kasper Bruun Kristensenชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Well this is disgusting 😞

  • vliduu zeeb
    vliduu zeebชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    a huge stink about that. File a grievance with his union, call the media, what ever he needed to do.

  • kd gc
    kd gcชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • cetriya's Art n Comics Channel
    cetriya's Art n Comics Channelชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • John Martens
    John Martensชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Yasmim Pessoa
    Yasmim Pessoaชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Mardona Sweets
    Mardona Sweetsชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    6:03 nothing but facts

  • Liz Popik
    Liz Popikชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • Steven Glazier
    Steven Glazierชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • J Mon
    J Monชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Why are we still eating meat?

  • Recce Nomad
    Recce Nomadชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Make one on fudge packing.

  • Joey Garza
    Joey Garzaชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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

  • shadow demon
    shadow demonชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Bryce Haver
    Bryce Haverชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Vegetarians must be feeling good right about now

  • Khan Saab
    Khan Saabชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Livinginahouse

    America is such a third world country...

  • Cem Koker
    Cem Kokerชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Just don’t eat meat you idiots.

  • Mr Rationality
    Mr Rationalityชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • Laquelle Bannon
    Laquelle Bannonชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • Alexander Lopez
    Alexander Lopezชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • John Doe
    John Doeชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Len Black
    Len Blackชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Aluzky

    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.

  • Scarlett Lace
    Scarlett Laceชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • bmniac

    NO compassion fo any life!!

  • Danny Kirby
    Danny Kirbyชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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!"


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

  • Emily
    Emily2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • Jason Stafford
    Jason Stafford2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • Alpri Teze
    Alpri Teze2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Got some Esports tournament games for ya! Head to my channel and don't forget to wear that smile 😁

  • Wal Williams
    Wal Williams2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • The Messenger
    The Messenger2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • Tzu Hin
    Tzu Hin2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

    ESZER2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    That betting pool is heavy metal

  • tommyt1971
    tommyt19712 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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...

  • Br0kk
    Br0kk2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Lisa Simpson
    Lisa Simpson2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Daniel
    Daniel2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

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    MiraclzHD2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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  • turd polisher
    turd polisher2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    ohhh no covid is super scary and super deadly.

  • Dave McCauley
    Dave McCauley2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • hoboroadie
    hoboroadie2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Lexi Green
    Lexi Green2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • Naval Kumar Shukla
    Naval Kumar Shukla2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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"

  • BeepBoop_Bop
    BeepBoop_Bop2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Kiki Lang
    Kiki Lang2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Nate Gerard Real Estate Team
    Nate Gerard Real Estate Team2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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?

  • Veldrovive
    Veldrovive2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Me currently eating a roast beef sandwich.

  • Maggie Trupido
    Maggie Trupido2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    ⚡❄🌬🌊🌜💈🌁💒☁☀🌀🌈🔥💧⭐🌟⛅ *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))*

  • yvm
    yvm2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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...

  • samlerf
    samlerf2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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

  • Len Black
    Len Black2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Chicken Person
    Chicken Person2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • daniel barnea
    daniel barnea2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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?

  • nGAGEOnline
    nGAGEOnline2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    but.... who won the pool?

  • Cynde Sadler
    Cynde Sadler2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • Pesh Nator
    Pesh Nator2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

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    2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • James Harbin
    James Harbin2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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

  • Diego Ascencio
    Diego Ascencio3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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

  • Cole Lee
    Cole Lee3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • Super T
    Super T3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    AMERICA 🇺🇸 🤣

  • Lisa Reynoso
    Lisa Reynoso3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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

  • FISHD0G747
    FISHD0G7473 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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?

  • greyeaglem
    greyeaglem3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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.

  • Gaurav Baindur
    Gaurav Baindur3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • ahab_dota
    ahab_dota3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • RL K
    RL K3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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

  • walk onwater
    walk onwater3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    John's an expert in meatpackimg