: : what's the difference what kind of shortening they use. McDonald's is a company that doesn't deserve to exist on a planet occupied by people who believe in animal rights. Therefore, your eating there, be it veggie or beef shortening in the fries only prolongs their existence.
: Most of the people who don't eat at McDonalds because they believe in animal rights are hypocrites, because those same people shop for thier fruit and vegetables at supermarkets and stores where meat is sold. What difference does it make if your dollars are supporting McDonalds or the local store if they are both contributing to the death of cows? So why don't you never shop at any store again and grow ALL of your food at home? Then you wouldn't be so hypocritical
And you should not be too judgemental. I do all my shopping at a fresh food market all owned by small business ie less than 10 employees. However, I do utilise the butcher as I have dogs and I believe that it is better for the welfare of the animals in my care to eat fresh meat off the bone than canned crap that tortures their digestive system. The death of cows (or in the case of my dogs usual diner, lambs) is necessary to a degree.