Wednesday, May 14


This NYT "Freakonomics" blog entry has gotten a bit of Internet buzz, including here in the comments section of Meat Facts, with the focus being a new paper suggesting slaughterhouse workers are prone to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the nightmarish duties of their job. The interesting sidelight, though, which I missed when it came out, is a paper by Amy Fitzgerald suggesting a correlation between communities with slaughterhouses and those with high rates of violent crime. I have attempted to obtain a copy of the report but so far have only the abstract to point you to, so I can't say for sure how airtight the case is. Still an interesting, and largely common-sensical, idea worth looking into.