Soo... McDonalds..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SarahFair, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I'm sure those of you who aren't in the cattle business don't understand the issues here. But to those of us whose living depends on the cattle market, selling cattle, raising the best
    beef possible... This is frustrating.
    This will keep us from ever stopping there again, even for a drink. The original message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association American cattle producers are very passionate about this.

    McDonald's claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonald's successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to provide beef.

    We personally are no longer eating at McDonald's, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.

    All Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow. South Americans are not required to do this as of yet.

    McDonald's has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America . The problem is that South Americans aren't under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the regulations they have are loosely controlled.

    They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use various hormones and growth regulators that we can't. The American public needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at risk from now on by eating at good old McDonald's..

    American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is what Americans deserve to eat. Not beef from countries where quality is loosely controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott of McDonald's until they see the light.

    I'm sorry but everything is not always about the bottom line, and when it comes to jeopardizing my family's health, that is where I draw the line.


    I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ....
    and those 300 send it to at l east ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!

    I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass t his message on..

    David W. Forrest, Ph.D , PAS, Dipl.
    ACAP Department of Animal Science
    Texas A&M University
    Phone (979) 845-3560
    Fax (979) 862-3399
    2471 TAMU College Station , TX 77843-2471

    Well...?​
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
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    Blech! Another reason not to eat at McDonalds (the first being that I hate the taste [​IMG] )!
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I honestly don't McDonalds much anyways.... maybe once every two months and I just get 10 piece chicken nuggets [​IMG] My chemistry teacher raises her own beef though. I'm glad not all people in this country are losing it... well, she is crazy, but in the smart/fun kind of way [​IMG]
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Yeah! now I have a better reason than "mom hates the grease" to not get happy meals! [​IMG]

    Hmm, anything bad about Carl's jr? I really love thier jalipenio burgers. [​IMG]
     
  5. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't eaten at McD's in at least 5 years, rarely in the last 10. This year I have gone so far as to buy a steer (have photo of him in the pasture) grass fed only.

    THIS IS A HUGE DEAL. There's a lot of cattle run in Georgia too. I will cut and paste this to email, although I don't know even 10 people to send it to. What a ****!
     
  6. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They put TBHQ on their nuggets... try googleing TBHQ. Also, I have not been a fan of McDonalds since I saw "Supersize Me" it was a real eye opener!
     
  7. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    The Texas Cattle Feeder's Association says on their web site that this is not their email, although the common variant of this chain email claims to be from there.

    Many other items are incorrect. I googled David W. Forrest, Ph.D and the only hits I found were for this email. Can't imagine a prof that has a Ph.d and there's no reference to anything he's published. I question whether the guy exists.

    Update: Well, the dude's not in the faculty directory ...
    http://www.tamu.edu/home/faculty/facultyDirectory.html

    Snopes is your friend.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/mcdbeef.asp

    No, I don't much like McDonald's but facts is facts, and Snopes is generally reliable.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  8. kagedgoddess

    kagedgoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow. well thats "Free trade" for ya. maybe we should all right to mcd's and tell them we wont be eating there anymore if theyre going to put their customers at risk for human mad cow? it wouldnt matter if we eat there or not then, they will THINK we do and maybe fix things... plus it ll be great when peta and everyone else starts fussing about this, fast food is already the target of campains like the ones against the tobacco industry..
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:FYI truthorfiction.com is MORE reliable than snopes, but they agree on this one.
     

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