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Re: Why Attack Mcdonald's?

Posted by: Simon Ashwood ( Holland ) on November 09, 1996 at 03:07:16:

In Reply to: Why Attack Mcdonald's? posted by whomevewer on November 03, 1996 at 18:11:14:

> Why the Attack on McDonald's? Is it wrong to make money?

Strange question... perhaps you would like to expand it a little..
maybe 'Is it wrong to put making money ahead of any concern for
your fellow man, animals and nature?'

> Oh, they are sacrificing the lives of some cows to make money.
> What's the big deal? The grocery stores do it. Other restuarants
> do it, but yet, the attack is on McDonald's.

Doesn't anyone that posts messages in these debating rooms ever read
any of the other messages before sounding off? Your point has been raised
and answered countless times already and is even covered by the McSpotlight FAQ
McDonald's is a symbol of what is wrong with the fast food industry and
multinationals in general. It is because of its global recognition that it
is a useful target for campaigners.

> However, I am sure that all the people attacking McDonald's because they sell beef,
> are also attacking all the major car companies and don't have vehicles because they
> don't want to pollute the air. I am sure that they don't smoke becuase they don't
> believe in endangering the lives of others or themselves.
> I am sure that the companies that they work for are companies
> that are non-profit organizations. I am sure that they don't
> use any kind of paper products, including toilet paper, because
> they don't want to harm the environment or cut down trees.
> And of course, they don't produce any trash either
> becuase that of course harms our environment, pollutes our rivers,
> and in turns kills our animals. Yeah, I guess since these
> individuals do all that, they are certainly in a position to
> condemn McDonald's.

I doubt that it is true of everyone campaigning for a better society, but certainly many
people are doing many of the things you mention. Can I ask, what are YOU doing to help
create a better world for everyone?

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