McDonalds Beef

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This is chain mail and urban legend. It first appeared in 2002.

Subject: Fw: McDonald's is importing unsafe beef

Hi Everyone--

We as cattle producers are very passionate about
this. McDonald's claims that there is not enough
beef in the USA to support their restaurants. We
know that is not so. My 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 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.

Please pass this on. Just to add a note, 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,or other animal. South
Americans are NOT required to do this as of yet.
American livestock producers must adhere to the
highest standards -
American products are the safest in the world.

McDonalds 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 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
certain 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
McDonalds 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 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

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.

OK, yes McDonalds is importing beef from other countries. But......

1. It is not unsafe.
2. It is not using beef from South America.
3. It can't get enough beef from the USA to satisfy its needs, hence the need to import some beef from other countries.

If you receive a message about this then please ignore it and don't pass it on as this only serves to propagate this

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