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  1. SharonR

    SharonR New Member


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    David W. Forrest, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAP

    McDonalds & beef from South America

    Wed Sep 18 05:35:49 2002
    208.152.73.14

    McDonalds
    This message originated from the Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc.

    McDonalds has announced that they are going to start importing much of
    their beef from South America. 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 McDonalds
    successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to purchase beef
    from. American cattle producers are very passionate about this.

    The problem is that South Americans aren't under 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. 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. South Americans are not required to do this as of
    yet.

    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 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. 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. 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.

    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.

    /David W. Forrest, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAP
    Department of Animal Science
    Phone (979) 845-3560
    (979) 862-3399
    Email mailto: d-forrest@tamu.edu

  2. SharonR

    SharonR New Member


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    David W. Forrest, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAP

    McDonalds & beef from South America

    Wed Sep 18 05:35:49 2002
    208.152.73.14

    McDonalds
    This message originated from the Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc.

    McDonalds has announced that they are going to start importing much of
    their beef from South America. 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 McDonalds
    successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to purchase beef
    from. American cattle producers are very passionate about this.

    The problem is that South Americans aren't under 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. 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. South Americans are not required to do this as of
    yet.

    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 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. 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. 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.

    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.

    /David W. Forrest, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAP
    Department of Animal Science
    Phone (979) 845-3560
    (979) 862-3399
    Email mailto: d-forrest@tamu.edu

  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    With our compromised immune systems, the last thing we need is a questionable food supply. It is questionable enough as it is. Thanks for the heads up.

    Love, Mikie
  4. LuvMeCritters

    LuvMeCritters New Member

    I passed this on to everyone in my address book. Not only to save our health, but to save our American Cattle Ranchers.

    Regina
  5. JannyW

    JannyW New Member

    not that we eat at McDonalds that much ... but every little bit helps. I'll pass this info along to my mailing list as well.

    Jan ^v^
  6. sybil

    sybil New Member

    a McDonalds,i hate fast food and i am vegetarian.nothing would suprise me what they do to their food.

    sybilxxx
  7. garyandkim

    garyandkim New Member

    it kills you. We only buy non treated animal products from the USA. It's enough to make you a vegatarian. I will write Mc's and let them know but, I won't say I don't buy there burgers.

    Thank,s Kim and gary
  8. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    Not to long ago, I received this article from a well meaning friend. Please note where this originated---The Texas Cattle Feeders Association. The Association is in the business of promoting Beef---You are getting a very biased view here.....
    I will not expound on all the errors in this letter---as there isnt the space. One item in particular, that is mentioned...is "Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do not feed our cows any part of another cow." This looks great...at first glance, but herein lies the problem.....Cows in the US are feed OTHER species such as sheep, horse, pig, chicken....(animal parts and excrements)Mad Cow and other related pathogens...cross species. Please if you are interested in pesticides, pathogens, parasites, bacteria, and other horrific practices in the meat industry...I would highly recommend the book, Mad Cowboy, by Howard F. Lyman. You will find out that the USDA is really not protecting you and your family, as well as you would expect.
  9. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    When I said our supply is questionable enough as it is. Many believe the antibiotics in the feed for animals is why there is an increase in resistant strains of bacteria in humans.

    Also, there is an increase in the early onset of puberty in children which may be a result of the hormones given to poultry and meat to make animals grow faster and bigger.

    I've seen enough exposes on TV to realize that the government is not doing its job to protect us. Thanks for the book suggestion.

    Love, Mikie
  10. sybil

    sybil New Member

    at meat production in the U.K. and the CJD... {'mad cow disease}..problems we have had and are still having here.
    it was caused by greedy farmers who bought cheap animal feed that was made from parts of other animals.the worse thing about the disease is it can take 20 years or more to develop.so even if people here ate contaminated meat in the 80s and became vegetarian in the 90s,they could still have CJD and it just hasn't developed yet.doctors here say they expect many more cases of CJD to appear over the next few years.
    CJD is fatal,there is no cure as yet,

    sybilxxx
  11. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    The US still allows the use of other livestock parts, besides bovine (cattle) to be feed in the US. The reason for feeding animal parts and excretement as well, to animals being raised for food, is not that it is cheap, though. Those additives are used to increase protein in the feed---thus attaining faster growth ratios. Quicker to market equals bucks to the growers--Less Labor, quicker profit. Its all about dollars....
    For a real eye opener, visit a chicken farm or processing plant, or a cattle feedlot and processing....sure could make ya a vegetarian...in a heartbeat.
    Karen
  12. sybil

    sybil New Member

    still allows animal feed made from other animals?

    that is terrible.after what happened here that seems like sheer,insane irresponsibility,

    sybilxxx