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1 allowing any of the parties in this case to put to any
2 witness a document which has not been copied and produced
3 to the other side before that witness begins his
4 evidence-in-chief. It is not directed only at you; it is
5 directed at all the parties and it will not matter how
6 important it is. It is just too bad. Anyway, let us carry
7 on now and bear that in mind.
9 DR. GOMEZ GONZALEZ, recalled.
10 Cross-examined by the Defendants continued.
12 MS. STEEL: The report about beak amputation, would you accept
13 what that report says?
14 A. Yes, I would accept what the report says. But with
15 cautious, there was another when my Lord was outside, there
16 was another article that was handed for me to review.
17 Therefore, I did not have the time to review all of the
18 three articles in detail. I will say, however, that
19 looking at the article, I could accept it for now, but
20 I will also say that it has no implication, nor does it
21 apply to McDonald's or our suppliers in any way, shape or
24 Q. Why not?
25 A. Because this is done on three things. It is done on
26 Leghorn hens which are laying hens. We do not debeak
27 laying hens.
29 Q. You do not?
30 A. No, we do not.
32 Q. I thought you did?
33 A. Only broilers.
35 Q. Only broilers?
36 A. Only broilers.
38 Q. So you personally can guarantee that none of the chickens
39 that lay eggs that are used by McDonald's are debeaked?
40 A. We, no, you are putting words on me. McDonald's do not
41 own chickens, to begin with. Our supplier, the question
42 when it was asked to me, we were talking about broilers,
43 specifically Tyson US. This paper talks about laying
44 hens. This paper talks about the amputation. We do not
45 amputate during debeaking.
47 Q. It says "beak trimming"?
48 A. It says mutilation. It starts by saying mutilation,
49 and if you look down on the line, 13th line, it says
52 Q. "Partial amputation"?
53 A. It says "amputation".
55 MR. JUSTICE BELL: We had better look at it. You had better
56 refer to specific parts of it.
58 MS. STEEL: OK.
60 MR. JUSTICE BELL: When the answer is given, we had better have