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72 Links: McDonald's & Unionbusting, Animal Agony, Human Disease, Environmental Devastatio

by IAC Friday, May. 29, 2015 at 8:15 AM

McDonald's announced this week its hamburgers will be juicier. Since the 'juice' in animal flesh is blood, is McDonald's saying its sandwiches will be bloodier?

72 Links: McDonald's...
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72 Links On The Animal Agony, Unionbusting, Deforestation, Human Disease, Crime, Corruption, Environmental Desecration, Energy Waste, Litter Caused By McDonald's



350 McDonalds Have Closed Since January 550 More To Close This Year Why?

Hundreds of millions have moved away from animal flesh. McDonald's is one of many chains feeling the change.

900 McDonald's outlets close

http://www.realfarmacy.com/mcdonalds-900-stores/

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/04/23/mcdonalds-closing-hundreds-st

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/04/23/18771454.php

139 McDonald's in Japan, 2nd biggest market, have closed because of a 1 million McNugget recall prompted by blue plastic bits in the McNuggets

http://pix11.com/2015/01/16/nearly-1-million-mcnuggets-recalled/

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/01/mcdonalds-just-recalled-o

McDonald's has been losing customers because of the explosion of vegans and vegetarians, the labor movement, the environmental movement, health conscious doctors etc.

LONGEST TRIAL IN BRITISH HISTORY

It has been 10 years since the European Court of Human Rights in 2005 fined British courts 57,000 pounds for denying free speech to Steel and Morris in London Greenpeace V McDonald's

Unionbusting, obesity, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, animal agony, deforestation, rainforest destruction, energy waste, crime, litter, employee burns, unusual ingredients continue to be associated with the Western wrold's biggest restaurant chain

Transcript of the longest trial in British history The judge ruled that McDonald's was guilty among other things of cruelty to animals

http://www.mcspotlight.org/help.html

McDonald's leafleters declared not guilty after arrest

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/Actions-UK/UKProtestornotgu

McDonald's lawsuits, a tiny sliver of them

http://www.law360.co...y_articles/2652

McDonald's lawyers arrange a gag rule re many out of court settlements. Such gag rules are a violation of the 1st amendment which guarantees the freedom of an individual to speak.

"According to the McDonald's Corporation website (as of January 2015), McDonald's has, "retailers in more than 100 countries, with more than 36,000 restaurants serving approximately 69 million people every day." (Quote from above link) Since 2007 when MCDonald's was in 119 countries, it is in 19 fewer countries but still the biggest Western corporate restaurant chain and now serves 47 million rather than 69 million daily. http://geography.about.com

LABOR LINKS

McDonald's Sues Seattle Challenging Its Right To Raise The Minimum Wage In Its City

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1369950/-McDonald-s-and-others-

The 14th Amendment, an anti slavery amendment, guarantees all persons equal protection under the law. McDonald's argues that corporations are legally people.http://boingboing.net/2015/03/09/mcdonalds-sues-to-block-seat.html

When Richard Nixon was president, Ray Kroc, McD founder, gave him 1 million dollars in exchange for Nixon's exempting fast food chains from minimum wage. Nixon did so, but was overridden by Congress. http://ufcw.org http://aflcio.org

Employee Burns At McDonald's..workers after seriously burned told to put mayonnaise or mustard on the burn

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/16/1371270/-McDonald-s-workers-We-

New York AG Forces McDonald’s Franchise Owner to Pay Up for Violating Wage Laws

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/new_york_ag_puts_the_heat_on

McDonald's advises execs on how much to tip their servants

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/mcdonalds_advises_workers_ho

McDonald's lays off 63 at its headquarters

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/ct-warn-notices-0108-biz

McDonald's Canada threatened with boycott over use of temporary foreign workers

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mcdonald-s-boycott-threat

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/04/14/mcdonalds-boycott-canada_n_51451

Judge Keeps Flsa Claims Against McDonald's Alive

Law360, New York (February 12, 2009) -- A federal judge has dealt a blow to McDonald's Corp. in its bid to dismiss federal overtime claims brought by a group of Missouri employees.

Over 100 McDonald's workers arrested protesting outside shareholder's meeting

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/05/22/3440384/arrests-mcdonalds-pr/

RACISM

McDonald's 125 outlets in Israel fire employees if they are found speaking Arabic

http://www.inminds.com/boycott-mcdonalds.php'

http://electronicintifada.net/content/mcbusted-mcdonalds-manager-admits-

McDonald's connection to AIPAC and former CEO Jack Greenberg

http://vpm.org.my/bds/32-why-boycott-mcdonalds

Malaysians call for boycott of McDonald's because of its connection to Aipac

https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/08/15/how-the-boycott-mcdonalds-camp/

For many years McDonald’s would not allow black franchisers to buy in predominantly white neighborhoods until Charles Griffis, a Los Angeles franchiser, with the help of the Haacp successfully sued. http://naacp.org

McDonald's ignored filings re race-based firings, lawsuit says

http://www.law360.com/articles/613970/mcdonald-s-ignored-race-based-firi

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

McDonald's closing stores in Iceland

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/business/global/27mcdonalds.html?_r=0

McDonald's to close hundreds of outlets in Japan

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/02/09/mcdonalds-to-close-430-outlets-in/

Russia closes 4 Moscow McDonald's... says the products are contaminated

http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-russia-to-mcdonalds-were-closi

Some of many countries without McDonald's are

Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ghana, Iceland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, N. Korea, Yemen, Zimbabwe http://www.thedailymeal.com/10-countries-banned-mcdonalds-slideshow#10

Australians bring their fight to keep McDonald’s away from their park to US headquartershttp://www.progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2013/09/18/australian

In Queens, NY, the Korean community says McDonald's shows disrespecthttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/17/nyregion/leaders-urge-customers-to-boy

McDonald's had had 70 legal complaints about hot coffee burns (2nd and 3rd degree)

before someone finally won.

http://www.vanosteen...fee-lawsuit.htm

Many communities have banned McDonald’s for a variety of reasons.

CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Children can contract leukemia from leukosis infected chickens.

Pathogens in children's play areas at McDonald's threaten child health http://archive.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2011/10/26/20111

Child obesity is related to ‘pester power’ of McD advertising to children as parents cave in

CHILDREN'S SENSITIVITY

McDonald's ran an ad showing hamburgers growing in patches, not murdered in a slaughterhouse. The ad was an exhibit in the McLibel trialhttp://mcdonalds.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hamburger_Patch

PRICEGOUGIG

It took the competition of a Canadian chain offering 69 cent soda drinks before McDonald's recently cut its own cola prices from nearly . to .

COCA COLA

Coke has had an exclusive contract with Coke in many areas. Why has Coca Cola not exerted its power to make changes in McDonald's treatment of animals, workers, etc.

Coke itself like Pepsi has carcinogenic caramel color andbrain lesion causing aspartame (NutraSweet). We don't need food coloring in colas. In 2015, McDonald's has more aggressively been advertising Coke. "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony" is an old Coke ad to the last lines of which McD has added an ad for its product. Do the shrieks of the slaughterhouse drown out the song harmony?

TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZE MCDONALD’S

Americans pay 153 billion a year to subsidize the lowpaid workers of McDonald's, WalMart and other unonbusting companies.

http://portside.org/2015-04-17/americans-are-spending-153-billion-year-s

https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2014/03/how-taxpayers-subsidize

Your tax dollars have been stolen by the USDA and US Commerce Dept to promote McDonald's and KFC overseas

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/06/usda-dairy-checkoff-mcdon

The US Commerce Dept. has had programs in which the American taxpayer pays for summer jobs at McDonald's.

CONTAMINATED FOOD

A partial list of poisons in McDonald's animal flesh

Blood, trioxypurine, adrenalin, cholesterol, prions, fecal matter, colon bacteria, toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, insecticides, female hormones, mercury, arsenic, chromium, polychlorinated biphenols, no vitamin C, no natural bulk, Alzheimer’s or senility, sterility, cancer, anthrax, lead, Mad Cow, Mad Pig, Mad Deer, impotence, flydung, smallpox, tularemia, Alzheimer’s, alcoholism, addiction, clenbuterol, diabetes, biophages, irradiation, genetically modified foods given slaughter bound animals, medications like Benadryl, banned antibiotics and legal ones, caffeine, feather meal, isinglass from fish bladders put in beer

McDonald's Pink Slime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCqKl4Q3hW4

What's in a chicken nugget http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/04/whats-in-chicken-nuggets_n_4045

1 million McNuggets recalled in Japan. They contained blue plastic bits. See link above

19 Ingredients in McDonald's fries instead of just oil, salt and potatoes http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/22/mcdonalds-french-fries http://www.care2.com/greenliving/shocking-ingredients-in-mcdonalds-frenc

McDonald's preservatives are a form of enbalming

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/worlds-oldest-hamburger-mcdonal

McDonald's announced in 2015 its hamburgers would be juicier. Does that mean they will contain more blood ?

McNuggets contain skin, blood vessels, etc.

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4332/20131005/chicken-nuggets-co

Doctors fight to ban fast food from hospitals

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/21/hospitals-ban-fast-food?cmpid

Poisonous Ingredients In McD animal flesh

https://nonviolence9.wordpress.com/blood-sweat-and-tears-toxic-poisons-i/

While Mr Easterbrook has made some of the produce more fresh in England, it is still substandard in the US.

ALL MCDONALD’S MEAT, FISH, EGGS, DAIRY, COLAS, FRIES ARE HARMFUL TO HEALTH

McDonald's has boatloads of monosodiumglutamate which has been called the Chinese Restaurant Headache Syndrome. The FDA allows MSG deceptively to be labeled 'natural flavor'. http://foodtruthandlies.blogspot.com/2011/08/boat-loads-of-msg-in-mcdona

http://msgtruth.org

McDonald's has GMO products http://naturalsociety.com/mcdonalds-mcrib-sandwich-a-franken-creation-of/

McDonald's contains ingredients banned in Europe http://naturalsociety.com/mcdonalds-mcrib-sandwich-a-franken-creation-of/

McDonald's McRibs are not ribs but several unpopular parts of the poor pig combined http://naturalsociety.com/mcdonalds-mcrib-sandwich-a-franken-creation-of/

McDonald's "100% oatmeal" has SIXTEEN ingredients http://www.foodrenegade.com/mcdonalds-serves-up-real-food-not/

ALL Animal AND Fish Flesh, Eggs And Dairy Cause Disease

McDonald's has resisted fresh fruit juice, fresh vine products such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, beans, avocado, hummus, tofu, falafel nonanimal icecreams, vegan sandwiches since its inception. http://pcrm.org http://notmilk.com

The link is to Why I Don’t Eat Meat by Owen Parrett, MD, author of Diseases of Food Animals http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2013/06/510447.html

OBESITY

It is virtually universally known that McDonald’s high calorie foods cause obesity. Dairy products are designed to produce a 1000 pound cow in 1 year. Isocaloric studies reveal in many studies that vegans weigh an average 23 pounds less than nonvegetarians and 11 pounds less than dairy vegetarians. The participants were given the same number of calories daily for 3 months.

CRIME

Why Do Fast Food Outlets Have Higher Crime Rates? http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/222596/index.php

In a San Ysidro California McDonald's, 21 were killed and 19 injured by a man. http://www.crimetv.com/page/true/massacres/san-ysidro-mcdonald%2527s-mas'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Ysidro_McDonald%27s_massacre

Annie Besant, founder of the Theosophical Society, wrote that places involving murdered

animals attract violence. The San Ysidro California McDonald's massacre

http://www.mcmurder.com

McDonald's ordered to pay 27 million to families of 2 teens who died after severely beaten in McD parking lot http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/mcdonalds-ordered-to-pay-27-mi/

McDonald's ordered to pay 6.1 million in stripsearch hoax http://archive.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/92911/6/McDonalds-Ordered

Federal agent shot a man to death in McDonald's http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058486/Federal-agent-charged-mu

CORRUPTION

There is corruption in state employee pension funds invested in McDonald's in violation of the public trust.

National Public Radio has 200 million dollars in McDonald's stock which holdings cancel any claim it might have to honest reporting.

ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Clear Channel (now Iheart Radio), etc have each taken in tens of billions of dollars from McDonald's advertising. They have for years censored news which would harm corporate holdings.

Goose Gossage, former pitcher of the San Diego Padres, was suspended for saying publicly that McDonald's was poisoning the world with cheeseburgers.

McDonald's has an unethical relationship with its suppliers and has looked the other way in regards to heinous treatment of slaughterhouse bound animals.

McDonald's is more dovetailed with the meat industry than any other fast food chain and has ignored Americans' requests for a vegan sandwich. Burger King has a vegetarian veggieburger, Taco Bell a bean burrito, Chipotle more than 1 alternative. McDonald's is the dinosaur of fast food chains.

Wall Street has been a major partner in crime with McDonald's in conspiracy against the earth itself, the animals who live on it, the health of human beings, the rights of workers etc. When McDonald’s stock falls, there have been secret infusions of cash, insider trading to keep the stock price artificially high.

McDoanld's unethical marketing to children has enraged millions of parents.

Les Moonves’ CBS is an example of a network working McDonald’s product placement into tv shows and including McDonald’s press releases as touted news items.

Richard Berman's Center For Consumer Freedom is funded by McDonald's and other fast food chains, as well as other corporations involved in animal suffering. It slanders environment, animal rights, nutrition, labor and other activists working to expose the corporation’s hidden history. http://bermanexposed.org/center-for-consumer-freedom/

It was revealed in the course of the trial of McDonald's V London Greenpeace that McDoanld's had hired London policemen to do undercover informant work and to infiltrate London Greenpeace, whcih was at the time leafleting McDonald's customers.

ANIMAL AGONY

http://mccruelty.com

Is McDonald's the world's biggest butcher of mammals?

http://www.meatout.org/

http://www.meatrix.com/

http://mercyforanimals.org/hatchery

Cargill, the largest private equity firm in the US (little public supervision) is one of

many slaughterhouse operations McDonald's employs.

ENVIRONMENT: DEFORESTATION, OCEAN ISLANDS OF PLASTIC, AIR POLLUTION, CLOGGED LANDFILLS, LITTER

A UN environmental panel was awarded the Nobel Prize for its work in proving that cattle ranching is more harmful to the environment than cars.

Eating meat is the biggest factor in global heating

http://earthday.net/...rint/index.html

The litter McDonald’s if it makes it to a trash bin rather than cluttering the countryside generates clogs landfills requiring further deforestation

It is not just the deforestation of cattle ranching but the the billions of trees cut for McDonald’s napkins, the plastic islands swirling in the ocean which give McDonald’s the world’s worst environmental footprint.

McDonald’s is UK’s biggest litterer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/4223106/McDonalds-waste-

http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/fast-food-leaves-the-

Both Prince Charles and his father Prince Philip have made public statements, the former

that McDonald's should be shut down, the latter that McDonald's was destroying the rainforest.

Air pollution by drive throughs in general.... McD average wait time per customer has gone from 2.5 to 3 minutes

https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/70135762/15787/

US Senator Stafford of Vermont worked successfully to stop McDonald’s use of Styrofoam

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/08/06/business/mcdonald-s-containers.html

LIES

McDonald's ordered to pay 1 million for having put lard (sheep tallow) in their french fries

Lawsuit by Hindus and other vegetarians http://vegsource.com

OTHER LAWSUITS

On April 30, Steve Inskeep of NPR reported that a Kuala Lumpur appeals court has

ruled McDonald's has no standing to prevent another restaurant from naming itself

McCurry. As millions of Scots have said, McDonald's doesn't own the prefix Mc

Annie Besant, founder of the Theosophical Society, wrote that places involving murdered

animals attract violence. The San Ysidro California McDonald's massacre

http://www.mcmurder.com

Both Prince Charles and his father Prince Philip have made public statements, the former

that McDonald's should be shut down, the latter that McDonald's was destroying the rainforest.

Unconstitutional court gag orders which violate the 1st amendment prevent the public

from knowing the results of the tens of thousands? of lawsuits against McDonald's

for food poisoning and many other situations.

National Public Radio was the recipient of 200 million dollars from Joan Kroc, Ray Kroc's

widow. Unfortunately several times a week the NPR staff work in product placement

ads for the chain. Marketplace, Morning Edition, All Things Considered etc. How can there

be unbiased coverage of news when such a financial incentive to promote a company is

involved?

The fried head of an innocent chicken was in an order at a Hampton Roads Virginia McDonald's

http://www.wvec.com/

http://www.wvec.com/...hicken_head.jpg

Cargill, the largest private equity firm in the US (little public supervision) is one of

many slaughterhouse operations McDonald's employs.

The Consumer Freedom group is funded by multinational corporations. Its CEO subsidizes

attacks on animal rights activists. http://www.worldanimalnet.org/

McDonald's had had 70 legal complaints about hot coffee burns (2nd and 3rd degree)

before someone finally won.

http://www.vanosteen...fee-lawsuit.htm

Is McDonald's the world's biggest butcher of mammals?

http://www.meatout.org/

http://www.meatrix.com/

Hygiene: admittedly it's hard to make the serving of cadavers a clean business.

http://www.walletpop.../tag/mcdonalds/

Animal flesh is the world's biggest cause of annual deaths, from heart disease, strokes,

food poisoning, many kinds of cancer, kidney breakdown (carnivores have 5 times our

kidney size per lb.

http://www.pcrm.org/

ADDICTION

Animal flesh is an addiction

The trioxypurine or uric acid or preurine in animal muscle cells is more addictive than

caffein, dioxypurine (3 oxypurines to 2). You can break the chains which cause animal agony.

The link is to Why I Don’t Eat Meat by Owen Parrett, MD, author of Diseases of Food Animals http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2013/06/510447.html

MCDONALD’S FIGHTS CHANGE

While McDonald's has accommodated many different cultures with McFalafel in some Arab countries, no cow flesh in India, beer and veggieburgers in some German outlets it has never yet followed Burger King and several other fast food chains in offering a vegan burger

in the US. Unlike Taco Bell it has no bean burrito. It has no vegan icecreams or almond milk. http://www.vegdining.com/

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST MCDONALD’S (SPANISH LANGUAGE)

Boca de Polen, 4-juni0-13

6 de junio, Día de Acción Global contra McDonald’s

http://www.bocadepolen.org/12684/6-de-junio-dia-de-accion-global-contra-

Asociación Lationoamericana de Educación Radiofónica, 6 –junio-13

México: Día de Acción Global contra McDonald’s

La Jornada, 6-junio-2013

“Clausuran” McDonald’s del Zócalo por violación a derechos laborales

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2013/06/06/1151149-clausura-simbolica

SDP Noticias, 6-junio-2013

“Clausuran McDonald’s sucursal Zócalo

http://www.sdpnoticias.com/local/ciudad-de-mexico/2013/06/06/clausuran-m

El Diario de México, 6-junio-13

“Cierran” McDonald’s en el centro

http://www.diariodemexico.com.mx/cierran-mcdonald%C2%B4s-en-el-centro/

24 horas. El diario sin límites, 6-junio-2013

McDonald’s del Zócalo fue “cerrado” por violar derechos laborales

http://www.24-horas.mx/mcdonalds-del-zocalo-fue-cerrado-por-violar-derec/

Vanguardia, 6-junio-2013

McDonald’s del Zócalo capitalino fue “cerrado” por violar derechos laborales

http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/mcdonaldsdelzocalocapitalinofuecerradoporvi

La Jornada, 7-06-2013

Clausura simbólica de McDonald’s

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2013/06/07/politica/014n1pol

More links

http://engforum.pravda.ru/index.php?/topic/225349-mcdonalds-unionbusting/

. fast food chains unethically market to children

. fast food chains' advertising budgets shout down good nutrition

. fast food chains create litter

. fast food chains add to global heating

. fast food chains spread obesity

. fast food chains generate millions of food poisoning incidents

http://happycow.net veg dining around world

http://vegdining.com

http://mccruelty.com

http://mcmurder.com

http://ivu.org tens of thousands of vegetarian and vegan recipes from different cultures

Books:

McLibel

Fast Food Nation

Movie:

Supersize Me

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390521/

http://www.meatrix.com/

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Footnote from Wikipedia:

The original case (McLibel London Greenpeace v McDonald's) lasted ten years, making it the longest-running case in English history. McDonald's announced that it did not plan to collect the £40,000 that it was awarded by the courts. Following the decision, the European Court of Human Rights (Echr) ruled in Steel & Morris v United Kingdom that the pair had been denied a fair trial, in breach of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to a fair trial) and that their conduct should have been protected by Article 10 of the Convention, which protects the right to freedom of expression. The court awarded a judgment of £57,000 against the UK government.

http://truthdig.com

http://www.foodfacts.info/blog/2007/09/mcdonalds-towel-water-milkshakes.

http://mccruelty.com

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