Corona in the Slaughterhouse The High Price of Cheap Meat

German slaughterhouses have been hit recently with horrifying coronavirus outbreaks, with over 1,000 cases in one facility. The industry, and its biggest players, share the blame. Change could be coming. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Clemens Tönnies, sometimes called the "Pork Chop Prince"

Clemens Tönnies, sometimes called the "Pork Chop Prince"

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Slaughterhouse workers from Romania

Slaughterhouse workers from Romania

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Dozens of German troops arrived in Rheda-Wiedenbrück recently as part of the effort to prevent the slaughterhouse coronavirus outbreak from spreading.

Dozens of German troops arrived in Rheda-Wiedenbrück recently as part of the effort to prevent the slaughterhouse coronavirus outbreak from spreading.

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With an education in business and meat technology, Clemens Tönnies has worked his way up to billionaire status. He and his wife Margit celebrated his 60th birthday with a huge bash that included an appearance by Helene Fischer.

With an education in business and meat technology, Clemens Tönnies has worked his way up to billionaire status. He and his wife Margit celebrated his 60th birthday with a huge bash that included an appearance by Helene Fischer.

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Workers and their families are not allowed to leave their apartments, such as here in Verl. Some workers from Romania and Bulgaria traveled back home despite the quarantine.

Workers and their families are not allowed to leave their apartments, such as here in Verl. Some workers from Romania and Bulgaria traveled back home despite the quarantine.

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A line of people in Gütersloh waiting to be tested

A line of people in Gütersloh waiting to be tested

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