My sister Marcy sent me this email, but rather than forwarding it, I'm posting it. Feel free to copy and paste it into an email to send out as you see fit.
Who knows? Maybe together we can make a difference!
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
beef possible.... This is frustrating.
This will keep us from ever stopping there 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
restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are
to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of
USA are the ones who made McDonald's successful in the first place, but
are not good enough to provide beef.
We personally are no longer eating at McDonald's, which I am sure does
make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact
All Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a
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
under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the
they have are loosely controlled.
They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been
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
risk from now on by eating at good old McDonald's..
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.
I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to
least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ...
and those 300 send it to at l east ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so
on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we
have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!
I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you?
together we can make a
difference. If this makes sense to you, 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
Fax (979) 862-3399
2471 TAMU College Station , TX 77843-2471