- I'm sure those of you who aren't in the cattle business
don't understand the issues here. But to those of us who who's living depends
on the cattle market, selling cattle, raising the best beef possible...
this is frustrating. As far as my family, we don't eat at McDonald's much
(Subway is our choice of fast food), but 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.
- 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 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 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.
- 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 College Station, TX 77843-2471
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org