: McSpotlight: Don't be naive; of course McD's know what goes in to produce their meat; after all, they go for the lowest price available; and that results in minimal "animal welfare". They know; they just don't care.
Why should they care about "animal welfare"? Animals are only good in the sense that they fulfill a human purpose. The main difference between a cow and a vegetable is leather. Am I going to construct a jacket out of corn husks? No, but I can eat both steak and corn.
You see, when you place the importance of an animal above that of a human, you are doing exactly that. It might not be clear to some why that is a bad thing to do, but to me it is self evident. I honestly cannot understand how animal welfare before human welfare ever entered the intellectual scene, as it is understood that intellectual implies HUMAN intellect.
This whole issue reminds me of a song by Tool. They talk about "the cries of the carrots", and how "tommorrow is the harvest day. To them, it is the holocaust."
The song is a joke people, not the axiom for a destructive philosophy.
McSpotlight: Why are you assuming that we're trying to put animal welfare before human welfare?; the meat industry is the second most destructive industry on the planet and eating meat on a regular and frequent basis is extremely bad for you. That's before you even touch the subject of animal welfare. All we are saying is that people should be allowed access to the facts of the matter.