Wednesday, January 28, 2009

South American Beef @ McDonalds


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 best 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 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 McDonald's successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to provide beef.
We personally are no longer eating at McDonald's, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.
Please pass it 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. 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 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 this problem and that they may be putting themselves at 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 at 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 will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!
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
Texas A&M University
Phone (979) 845-3560
Fax (979) 862-3399
2471 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-2471


Sarah said...

Wow - will pass it along!!Thanks for sharing this!!! I hate it when folks are out to just save a a buck at the expense of others!!

Desert Rose said...

Certainly will pass it on!
Come see my new post Lemonade!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your concern. However, if you go to the Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc. website,

you will see this is a hoax email that has been circulating for years.

GarlicMan76458 aka Mike
Circle P Farm and Ranch
Jacksboro, TX

backattheranch said...

Well that is a good thing then Garlic Man! Thanks ;)

blackfeatherfarm said...

Either way I NEVER eat at McD's and don't even eat meat. It is a fact though that some were feeding pulverised animal parts to cows along with cement dust, not to mention growth hormones. I don't know if that is still going on as it was widely publicized awhile back.

Anonymous said...

Why are canadians and americans so quick to believe that other countries like south America have "dirty" meat? but miss the point that mcdonalds causes major health issues. this email isn't even real...people need to do their own research before assuming that an entire continent has dangerous food.

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