If you ever eat at McDonald's, you need to read this.
Subject: McDonalds-Buying New Zealand and South American beef.
We as cattle producers are very passionate about this. McDonalds' claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants.
Well we know that is not so. My opinion is they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonalds successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to purchase beef from. We personally are no longer eating at McDonalds, 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 have 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. McDonalds has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America. South American ranchers aren't under the same regulations as American beef producers and the regulations they have are loosely controlled. 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 these problems and that they may be putting their families at risk from now on by eating at good old McDonalds.
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 McDonalds until they see the light. 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.
Doing the math on the power of the people........I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on!
If I sent my friends every cranky petition that crossed my screen, I soon wouldn't have any friends left. Your mistake is assuming that anyone gives a sh!t about this sort of thing. Everyone knows that seeing what goes on in even the more responsible slaughterhouses would make you vomit for days - "The Simpsons" did a great Troy McClure film about it - but we merrily stuff our faces with the delicious offal all the same. Once in a while a few people die, a cry israised, 20/20 sends that a$$hole John Stossel in with a hidden camera or something, and very soon people find something new to distract their feeble little minds for a few days and things go on more-or-less exactly as they did before. This is life in America and mature people have long since come to terms with it. We consider ourselves lucky that we have the luxury of wondering why J. Lo's marriage failed and whether Britney or Justin called it off, rather than having to tote water from the nearest well two kilometers away or crossing a checkpoint manned by soldiers with automatic weapons just to get to work.
***Your mistake is assuming that anyone gives a sh!t about this sort of thing.***
If we don't care... the country is lost. I can't believe anyone reading this wants to go to work in third world conditions for third world pay. Profit is important but not more important then country. If MCD can't make it in this country selling American grown beef here they are doing something wrong. It is important to support Made in USA products. If we don't we won't have products made in the USA. If this country exports its farmers the way the rural communities export their kids the same thing will happen to the country as is happening to the rural communities. MCD is wrong to import beef into America.