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i think this is a freedom of speech issue

Posted by: Ann ( whatever, UK ) on February 23, 1999 at 11:25:57:

In Reply to: I think this has gotten just a little bit out of hand. posted by Natalie on February 17, 1999 at 10:19:41:

: I think this has gotten just a little bit out of hand. Sure, we can eat whatever we want. I am a vegetarian, but I don't go around saying stupid stuff to people who do eat meat. They know where it comes from, if they don't want to eat it, they won't. I don't see why all you immature people would have so much hatred towards McDonald's. Are you jealous because they make so much money?? Find something better to do with your time people!!!!!!!!!


i think the issue here is that 'some' people don't like the ethics of Macdonalds and said so in a leaflet and Mcdonalds attempted to suppress the leaflet and sue for libel.
i think this is a freedom of speech issue isn't it rather than ajealousy issue. the great wealthy multi national felt that they had to defend against two people who felt strongly about the nutritional content and other ethical things about Macdonalds
i can't see why you are a vegetarian, perhaps you just don't like the taste of meat, but some vegetarians are offended by the unpleasant deaths in the abbatoirs which supply Macs, look at themyour self on the relevant pages. Is this a jealously over money issue , i don't think so.
Just as it seems 'right' for Macdonalds to 'bribe' my 5 year old with a free toy, others should have the right to express their feelings against such practises...(PS when i have been worn down, my daughter keeps the toy and throws the food away..we've solved that by going in and just buying the toy for 99p)
you've called some people here immature and jealous, how would you like it if they sued you to shut you up from expressing that opinion. they haven't it's up there, thats' what freedom of speech is about.

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