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Smithfield Foods, McDonald's Pork Supplier, Lying About Environment & Animal Welfare?


Business  (tags: Smithfield, Foods, , Supplier, Lying, About, Environment, Animal, Welfare? )

Agnes
- 990 days ago - treehugger.com
Smithfield Foods, which has been accused for years of being one of the cruelest factory farm companies around, is also a supplier of pork to McDonald's, which recently gave Smithfield a "supplier sustainability" award for corporate responsibility. It has



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wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 1:20 am
> It has
this sente
which is not exactly very polite towards readers
 

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 1:26 am
well, whatever their (ridiculous) claims (as we very well know that corporations would never ever lie to us, don't we?), i consider it certain that
well (or rather: just the opposite),
1) Capital-fasc-ism makes a mess out of everything, necessarily [ and (imho) humankind will have to get rid of this $ick $y$tem (fast!) as a matter of survival.] and
2) Animal-production makes a much bigger mess than plant-production [unavoidably (as animal-production includes much plant-production)]
and, furthermore, ost (like 90%) of human's intake of many toxins (e.g. Dioxin (TCDD)) is from animal fats;
THUS the reasonable and ethical thing to do is:
=> cut out the crap ! => GO VEG____AN !
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 8:16 pm
Its noted. Thank you Agnes.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 10:13 pm
Noted thank you Agnes!
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 5:22 am
thanks Agnes, noted
 

Craig Pittman (45)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 7:57 am
Thanks Agnes. Another good reason not to spend money at MacDonalds.
 

Craig Pittman (45)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 8:00 am
Thanks Agnes. Another good reason not to spend money at MacDonalds.
 

Mike H. (217)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 9:08 am
Smithfield and Mcdonalds are cancers on this world.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 9:28 am
All companies lie, some are exposed more than others :)
 

janet f. (29)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 12:47 pm
Anyone who really cares about this shouldn't be eating pork.
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 12:56 pm
Never frquent MacDonald's.
 

Shirley H. (49)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 1:13 pm
I know I will never buy a Mc Rib sandwich again.
Shirley H.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 3:07 pm
I never eat at McDonald's but those who do should stop eating there. If you eat there and do not stop you are endorsing the torture of the pigs.
 

Robyn M. (123)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 3:30 pm
The very reason why everyone should become a vegetarian!
It all comes down to corporations (Smithfields Foods & McDonalds) making money (and tons of it), lying, and savagely killing these poor pigs and piglets for pure profit without any regard of any sort of any kind of quality of life. These poor animals! They will never feel any sort of happiness!!!!!!!!!!!Noted
 

marie tc (166)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 4:01 pm
Noted Dreadful
 

William Y. (54)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 4:59 pm
More disgusting corporofascist BS.
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 6:33 pm
Shame on McDonalds.They have zero compassion for animals
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 9:48 pm
Thanks Agnes.
 

Diane L. (108)
Monday November 7, 2011, 2:23 am
I would be interested in knowing facts, not just accusations and inuindo. If Smithfield still uses gestation crates, then they are, indeed, contributing to animal cruelty. If they can prove otherwise, why don't they do so? If they do not use them, then permit Dr. Grandin to inspect their facilities and state so. I think Smithfield's spokesmwoman, Paul Dean, also needs to be involved, and maybe the public should contact HER and ask her to come forward if they expect the public to buy the product she endorses.
 

Diane L. (108)
Monday November 7, 2011, 2:26 am
Whoops, that is PAULA Dean, not "Paul Dean". I'm referring to the woman with the southern accent that has the cooking show, has authored books and is constantly being interviewed on TV. She has an image to back up (defend), and maybe she won't want to have her face plastered all over the internet next to photos of sows in gestation crates. Just a suggestion, of course!
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday November 7, 2011, 3:03 am
shame
 

Jan Garen (75)
Monday November 7, 2011, 4:04 am
Anyone who eats in these places contributes to the obsenity that is the factory farm.
 

Diane L. (108)
Monday November 7, 2011, 5:00 am
Not necessarilly, Jan. Many items have nothing to do with meat, so it's up to the customer to order"accordingly". If I go to McDonald's to get an ice cream cone, why would I be patronizing a factory farm? They also offer salads and other "fare". I'm certainly not endorsing McDonald's, just saying it's up to everyone to do their homework and act accordingly.
 

Rooibos Bird (237)
Monday November 7, 2011, 6:27 am
It's all lies. If you're eating animals, you're contributing to both environmental damage AND animal suffering and cruelty all at the same time. These corporate double-speaking shysters can try to spin it however they wish, but NOTHING will obscure this fact, and a fact it surely is.

Want to stop cruelty to animals AND environmental damage AND corporatists profiting at the expense of animals and environment? Very simple. STOP CONSUMING ANIMALS. Problem solved immediately!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Monday November 7, 2011, 7:16 am
McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, etc, etc, they all just care about one thing MONEY, they don't care how the animals are treated, how they are killed, they just want MONEYYYYYYY!!!!

No animal deserve this cruelty, they have the right to live too!!
 

John S. (297)
Monday November 7, 2011, 8:09 am
Noted.
 

Rooibos Bird (237)
Monday November 7, 2011, 8:37 am

If you remember nothing else, remember this:

c R a p i t a l i s m
 

Helle H. (21)
Monday November 7, 2011, 12:38 pm
Stop eating at McDonalds.
 

Karen B. (8)
Monday November 7, 2011, 1:59 pm
Stop eating hams, or any SMITHFIELD PRODUCTS, PERIOD. AT MCDONALDS, I NO LONGER EAT CHICKEN SANDWICHES, AND NOW PORK MCRIBS ETC.!!!!!! WE NEED TO HURT THESE RANCID COMPANIES IN THE POCKETBOOK.!!!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 7, 2011, 3:02 pm
noted
 

Kate Kenner (202)
Monday November 7, 2011, 3:15 pm
I once again would like to say i'm surprised by what some large corporation is doing underhandedly but I'm not. I am pleasantly surprised when I hear the opposite though, unfortunately not the case here.
 

Sharon F. (0)
Monday November 7, 2011, 4:56 pm
Rather than eat at McCruelty's, go to TacoBell for a bean burrito, or Wendy's for a baked potato. Do it for your health and for the poor suffering animals.
 

Lisa Neste (696)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 10:34 am
Already boycott Smithfield & never eat at McDonalds! Applause HSUS & thank you Agnes for this informative post.
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 11:24 am
Of course they are lying! I've been boycotting McDonalds for years because of the way the chickens from their supplier are treated. It's absolutely horrifying. These poor animals aren't seen as living beings to these people, they are nothing more than products that make money. Be a lifesaver and go veg!!
 

Vicky P. (462)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 2:57 pm
were you surprised?
 
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