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 Nov 4 - McRib Lawsuit Pits Humane Society Against Smithfield Farms, McDonald's Over Animal Welfare
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McRib Lawsuit Pits Humane Society Against Smithfield Farms, McDonald's Over Animal Welfare



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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced this week that it had filed an SEC complaint against Smithfield Farms, the large pig producer that supplies pork for McDonald's divisive, limited-edition McRib sandwich. The complaint, which is posted in its entirety online, alleges that the pigs' living conditions are cruel and unusual, citing reports of pigs covered in blood andsows being confined to tiny gestational grates, which are illegal in some states.

This isn't the first time animal rights' groups -- or even the HSUS -- has targeted Smithfield for its record on animal welfare. In December 2010, the HSUS got ahold of gruesome footage of a Smithfield Farms facility, leading respected figures like Mark Bittman to call for a boycott of meat from the company.

Indeed, this most recent complaint seems more like the latest salvo in an ongoing dispute than like a breaking development specifically occasioned by the McRib. An unsympathetic analysis of the HSUS action would probably lead to the conclusion that the group is tying its complaint to the McRib in order to drum up public attention for the cause. The sandwich, after all, has long been a lightning rod for press coverage.

That's not to say that the McRib is some kind of pristine product of nature, of course. Before the HSUS complaint surfaced, several media outlets had conducted investigations into the myriad of bizarre ingredients that go into the boneless "rib" patty at the center of the sandwich.

The pork bits that make up the meat include "tripe, heart and scalded stomach," which is bad enough. But the chemical additives that go into the sandwich are even worse. Allegedly, when the additives aren't binding lung and liver bits together, they're used for keeping yoga mats springy and shoe soles white.

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GrimeyMoney said:






The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced this week that it had filed an SEC complaint against Smithfield Farms, the large pig producer that supplies pork for McDonald's divisive, limited-edition McRib sandwich. The complaint, which is posted in its entirety online, alleges that the pigs' living conditions are cruel and unusual, citing reports of pigs covered in blood andsows being confined to tiny gestational grates, which are illegal in some states.

This isn't the first time animal rights' groups -- or even the HSUS -- has targeted Smithfield for its record on animal welfare. In December 2010, the HSUS got ahold of gruesome footage of a Smithfield Farms facility, leading respected figures like Mark Bittman to call for a boycott of meat from the company.

Indeed, this most recent complaint seems more like the latest salvo in an ongoing dispute than like a breaking development specifically occasioned by the McRib. An unsympathetic analysis of the HSUS action would probably lead to the conclusion that the group is tying its complaint to the McRib in order to drum up public attention for the cause. The sandwich, after all, has long been a lightning rod for press coverage.

That's not to say that the McRib is some kind of pristine product of nature, of course. Before the HSUS complaint surfaced, several media outlets had conducted investigations into the myriad of bizarre ingredients that go into the boneless "rib" patty at the center of the sandwich.

[b]The pork bits that make up the meat include "tripe, heart and scalded stomach," which is bad enough. But the chemical additives that go into the sandwich are even worse. Allegedly, when the additives aren't binding lung and liver bits together, they're used for keeping yoga mats springy and shoe soles white.[/B]
fu*k unhealthy bullsh*t food
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had 1 since it returned...

and wont have another after reading this.
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It tastes awesome so fu*k it
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Who still eats fast food? like seriously that sh*t is for middle schoolers.
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Haven't had fast food in over 4 months.. best decision of my life.
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never like that sh*t, looks nasty even when you high
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seen the commercial the other day. I dont even eat pork and i planned on grabbing one this weekend but fu*k it now..
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just ruined one of life's little pleasures
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Guess who's going to get a mcrib meal tonight???

<<< this mo fu*ka right here
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Only fast food I eat now is Subway... all the other stuff just keeps getting worse and worse.
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Krayziecmb said:
Only fast food I eat now is Subway... all the other stuff just keeps getting worse and worse.
I still mess with that and In-N-Out occassionally. All the others I haven't been to since 2006.
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dont get sh*t thats not a burger or chicken sandwich from a burger joint.

its like going to chinese restaurant and ordering fried chicken.

why?
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marcusaka50 said:
dont get sh*t thats not a burger or chicken sandwich from a burger joint.

its like going to chinese restaurant and ordering fried chicken.

why?
you seen how they make that chicken?

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havent had fast food since 07 besides subway



and occasional taco bell if i been drinkin
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J.BEEZY said:
havent had fast food since 07 besides subway



and occasional taco bell if i been drinkin
So you've been to numerous fast food resturants since 07
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Freemind said:
So you've been to numerous fast food resturants since 07
Technically 2, but probably numerous times. To Subway at least.
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Special Edd said:
Who still eats fast food? like seriously that sh*t is for middle schoolers.
you'll be surprised.
babies, elementary kids, middle schoolers, high schoolers, college n*ggas, married people, old people.
sheeeit.

i shoulda said everybody still eat dat sh*t.
































































not me tho
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Freemind said:
So you've been to numerous fast food resturants since 07
does subway really count cuz u gotta go inside and it takes a minute if there are people ahead of u
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