MCDonalds And "Canadian Beef"….THIS LETTER IS A HOAX!


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 Alberta Cattle Feeders Association Canadian cattle producers are very passionate about this.
McDonald’s claims that there is not enough beef in Canada 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
Canada 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 Canadians that sell cattle at a livestock auction barn have to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cattle any part of another animal. 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 Canadian 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 Canadian 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.
Canadian ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is what Canadians 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.
Larry Latam
Windsor (519)968-1791 London (519)488-2386


One Comment

  1. Heather Travis
    Posted June 10, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Your support for Canadian beef producers and the quality beef they produce is absolutly AWESOME!! This email you reference however is a scam. Below is a note directly from Jeff Kroll at McDonald's Canada.
    Again, thank you for your support!

    'There have been a number of people at McDonald’s Canada who’ve seen the email circulating about where we source our beef. Please feel free to pass my response on to anyone who has sent the email to you.

    This email is a hoax. We currently source 100% of our beef from farms and ranches right across Canada and have no plans today to purchase any beef from South America. In the past we’ve purchased small quantities of beef from New Zealand, Australia and the United States, but have always sourced the vast majority of our beef from Canada.

    The first email on this topic originally surfaced in the US in 2002 – at that time referencing the Texas Cattle Feeders Association – and it has resurfaced again in 2005, 2007, and again in 2008. McDonald’s representatives in the US have spoken with the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and they deny any association with the email. In 2009, a Canadian version emerged that’s practically identical to the one that originated in the US.

    McDonald's Canada remains one of the largest purchasers of Canadian beef, and we are proud supporters of the Canadian beef industry.

    I hope this clears up the confusion.

    Jeff Kroll
    Senior Vice-President, National Supply Chain "

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