The following post was made was issued about McDonald's Restaurants but Dale Rudin found information stating that McDonald's has been falsely accused. I am sorry for any confusion, the following link will tell you that the Cattle Association DID NOT create the letter claiming that McDonald's is importing beef from South America:
I'm sure those of you who aren't in the
cattle business don't understand the issues
here. But to those of us whose living depends on the cattle
market, selling cattle, raising the best beef
possible... This is frustrating.
This will keep us from ever stopping at McDonald's again,
even for a drink.
The original message is from the Texas Cattle
Feeders Association American cattle producers are very
passionate about this.
McDonald's claims that there is not enough
beef in the USA to support their restaurants.
Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are
looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it
is that the people of the USA are the ones who
made McDonald's successful in the first place, but we are not good enough
to provide beef.
We personally are no longer eating at
McDonald's, which I am sure does not make an
impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.
All Americans that sell cows at a livestock
auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we
do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow.
South Americans are not required to do this as of yet.
McDonald's has announced that they are going
to start importing much of their beef from South
America . The problem is that South Americans
aren't under the same regulations as American
beef producers, and the regulations they have are loosely
They can spray numerous pesticides on their
pastures that have been banned here at home
because of residues found in the beef. They can also use
various hormones and growth regulators that we
can't. The American public needs to be aware
of this problem and that they may be putting
themselves at risk from now on by eating at good old
American ranchers raise the highest quality beef
in the world and this is what Americans deserve to
eat.. Not beef from countries where quality is loosely
controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott
of McDonald's until they see the light.
I'm sorry but everything is not always about
the bottom line, and when it comes to jeopardizing
my family's health, that is where I draw the line.
If you think that this justifies "boycotting McDonalds, please
pass this message on.
David W. Forrest, Ph.D ., PAS, Dipl.
ACAP Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University
Phone (979) 845-3560
2471 TAMU College Station , TX 77843-2471
S. American beef
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