15 March - 4 April 1996

Each week (or thereabouts) McSpotlight will be bringing you the latests news on worldwide protests and campaigning events against McDonald's and other multinationals.

Cow carcass blocks McDonald's Drive-Thru

20 March 1996, California, USA
On March 20, the day of the Great American Meat-Out, animal rights activists blocked the entrance of a drive-thru in California with the corpse of a cow, making it impossible for customers to drive in for about an hour.

Signs held next to the body said: 'Here's your lunch' and 'Still hungry?'.

New York Campaign

25th March 1996
Local residents of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn are opposing McDonald's plans to open a new store in their neighbourhood.

Singapore leafleting

Animal rights activists handed out 'What's Wrong With McDonald's' leaflets inside a store in Singapore.

McLibel Press Conference held in London

27 March 1996, London, UK
A press conference was held with Howard Lyman - a former cattle rancher turned environmentalist who testified in the McLibel trial.

Peter Cox, a leading researcher and author, Helen Steel and Dave Morris also spoke. The subject of the press conference was the implications of BSE for the public's health, for beef farmers and for McDonald's.

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