Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Eric, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Eric

    Eric Guest

    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 McDonalds, which I am sure does
    not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an
    impact felt. Please pass it on

    Just to add a note, 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

    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 least
    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! If those three million get excited and pass this on to
    ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it
    goes one level further, you guessed it ... THREE HUNDRED MILLION people!!

    Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. 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 this message on.

    David W. Forrest, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAP
    Department of Animal Science
    Texas A&M University Phone (979) 845-3560
    2471 TA! MU Fax (979) 862-3399
    College Station, TX 77843-2471 Email [email protected]
  2. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    I heard PETA wants to see Fast Food Rest's serving nothing but vegitarian meals

  3. Chris

    Chris G&G Evangelist Staff Member Forum Contributor

    Well that is sick! I can not stand McDonalds anyways just another good reason not to go there.

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    McDonalds is just plain nasty anyway. I try not to eat alot of fast food anyway but they are not even an option for me,I'd rather starve!
  5. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    My sister worked at Micky D's many years ago, and after that experience she still refuses to eat there. Apparently their "kitchen manors" left something to be desired. Nuff said.
  6. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Evangelist

    Haven't eaten there in at least 2 years, and will definitely pass this on. My step-kids love McDonald's, but I'm now gonna try to steer them somewhere else.
  7. colt45

    colt45 Guest

    count me in on this one Mcd's is a big nono in my house the food is nasty anway.
  8. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    I've been avoiding McD for years because of their association with Disney and other extreme liberal organizations.
    By the way, one effect of those growth hormones is more unstable and accelerated sexual development. Actually, I had the impression that McD was already importing most of their beef. How dare they use a classic Scottish name for their filth.

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Have you tryed their new horsemeat burger?....I'ts good Wilber
  10. Klaus

    Klaus Guest

    The McDonalds chain was started by a guy named McDonald. Ray Kroc bought the chain and greatly expanded it. That is why every McDonalds has a plaque commemorating his "founding" of the chain. I think Wendy's is much better overall, but sometimes I want a Big Mac or McNuggets.

    SPOCAHP ANAR G&G Enthusiast


    If the Mcnuggets come from where I McThink they do, I don't want to McEat them!
  12. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I think their part of the butt aren't they?:p
  13. Jesse

    Jesse Tradehawker LLC / / Jn 17:17 Forum Contributor

    Chic-Filet for me, thank you!

  14. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Hey yeah, i forgot about those. Used to be a few of those here, mostly in malls then they left,liked 'em alot!
  15. Wilber--NRAJOE you are showing your age. Thats funny.
  16. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I knew some oldie like me would get it Alan! :D
  17. lefty o

    lefty o G&G Evangelist

    jesse- chic-filet. those things actually exist(just kidding), never seen one before. but i do print the posters they have hanging up, now i know the posters look good, but hows the food?
  18. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    Chickens don't have nuggets, seen it on TV. the guy had a rubber glove on and all.
    On this McD thing, you would think that the others, BK, Wendy's whomever would capitalize on the fact that McD's is using foreign beef. Hmmmmm, mabe some of the others already have been? You think some marketing jock would be all over this American beef thing? Just a thought.