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Subvert the dominant paradigm (god, I hate that saying)

Posted by: Mike on August 12, 1998 at 18:23:04:

In Reply to: Fast Food restaurants selling veggie burgers posted by Russell. on August 12, 1998 at 00:45:21:

: It might appear to be a good idea for McDonalds and Burger King to offer Veggie Burgers. But do we really want, as Vegetarians, to begin supporting companies that have exploited animals to such an extent and for so many years? I personally, don't want either company to profit. Someone else should start a new chain devoted to vegetarian dishes right from the start.

True, but here's the other side of the argument. Veggie burgers in McD's and Burger King would be subversive. It would mainstream the idea of vegetarianism more than a separatist all-veggie restaurant. Also, what if people really like McVeggie Burgers? If they bought enough McVeggie Burgers instead of meat-based burgers, it could make a real difference in the number of animals killed and land wasted, etc.

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