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Re: McDonald's is just another corporation trying to sell a product.
In Reply to: McDonald's is just another corporation trying to sell a product. posted by Dionne on October 27, 1999 at 10:41:13:
Perhaps those degrading things you mentioned go on in the uk or us, but Mcdonald's Australia is by no means involved in cruelty to animals and openly supports charities against animal cruelty. Australia also has strict wage standards that make it illegal for any company to pay workers below minimum requirements. It would particularly be impossible for Mcdonald's to go under such structuring levels because of their size and regular check ups by the government on all corporations recording profits in excess of $5 million a year. Personally, I am more than happy with my wage as not only have we all undergone a pay rise, but my store pays all employees above the minimum requirements. Furthermore, Australia has strict advertising laws that prohibit false advertising and Mcdonald's Australia has certainly not been found guilty of breaching any these laws. Unlike in the uk, known for its dodgy meat, or the us, famous for its grease-laden hamburgers, Australians are very conscious of what they eat and Mcdonald's here provides only 100% beef, fresh tomatoes and lettuce, reduced fat fries, 4% fat cheese, and fat-free vegetable oil, to name a few products. Furthermore, if someone wants to eat a chocolate sundae, that is their right - not everyone wants to live on a diet of celery and carrots a la Calista Flockhart. Your propaganda may be backed by facts, but they are only the worst case scenarios, and certainly limited to whatever backwards country you come from. You may not be aware that McDonald's is a FRANCHISE, and therefore not centrally owned, and so whatever 'findings' came about from that one lawsuit you keep harping back to are relevant only to the store/s accused.