Quote:Those workers probably only make about a nickel for every 20 animals they skin period, so speed is of the essence.
Speed/efficiency would be my first guess, but wouldn't it have to be cheaper to kill the animals first? The article even mentions that animals (obviously) squirm around, and then the workers kill them. So why not just kill them first? So I just don't see the advantage there.
If I had to skin an animal, I'd kill them first since it would be difficult to do that while they were alive. There must be some reason why they do this. I've never skinned an animal, so I couldn't say.
Quote:If they did it here in the United States, the factory owners would have to pay at least minimum wage, so it's done cheaper in countries where people have no rights.
Well rights have nothing to do with it. When you have third world countries, no one is forcing these people to work. When you go to these factories, you will see huge lines of potential employees willing to work there. And the simple reason is because these factories pay wages that these workers wouldn't be able to make otherwise.
It's like when people criticize Nike for having 14 year old female workers. In reality, that's the best option for those young girls. Otherwise they would be sold into slavery or forced into prostitution.
These are the things you would learn in any basic economics class.