10/16/04 McDonald's Sows Death!

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On the occasion od the World Anti-McDonald's Day Animal Friends invites you to the projection of a film "Super Size Me" and a noisy protest march

If you were aware, would you voluntary agreed to suicide? If you were aware, would you purposely sentence to slavery thousands of children from the Far East? If you were aware, would you still support torture and slaughter of animals and further destruction of our planet?


Animal Friends invites you to watch a praised movie "Super Size Me" and see how Morgan Spurlock for a month ate exclusively in McDonald's restaurants and therefore ended up in a hospital. The film with great viewing rates which stirred up debates all over the world will be premiered on October 15 at 4 P.M. in Student Center cinema, Savska 25. The film will start showing in all other cinemas on October 28.

Animal Friends also invites people to join peaceful, yet noisy protest against the most powerful fast food chain - McDonald's. It will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2004, at 12 noon. Noisy protest march of activists carrying banners and balloons, handing out leaflets, chanting slogans and making noise with megaphones and whistles, will start off at noon in front of Croatian National Theatre. The march is routed along Frankopanska ulica, Ilica, Ban Josip Jelacic Square and stops in front of McDonald's restaurant in Jurisiceva ulica.

This multinational company, which worldwide feeds a number of people approximate to population of Spain, is repeatedly accused of crimes over animals, of enormous ecological damages, exploit of child workers, manipulation of children, serving of unhealthy food and supporting of world hunger.

McDonald's is responsible for death of millions of animals per year, for their mistreatment and brutal slaughter. There is a direct connection (which McDonald's itself admits) between McDonald's company and destruction of rainforests for making pastures. Deforestation stimulates global warming, leads to extinction of many animal and plant species and forces local people to move away. Meat industry itself causes additional environmental damages, such as water and air pollution and overexploit of natural resources. So it is not coincidence that World Anti-McDonald's Day is marked at the same day as the World Day of Food.

McDonald's is also being accused for not using food containers made from recycled paper and for not recycling containers after being used. In Croatia not one of the containers from McDonald's restaurants has been recycled but all ended up in dumpsters with all other waste, as they admitted to us in the McDonald's restaurant.

McDonald's favorite target groups are children. Accusations of manipulation with children are one of the biggest problems of that company. Numerous toys and commercials are intended for luring children to the restaurants and help in creating "vicious circle" passed from parents on their children, then on the children's children, and so on. Attracted with cartoon characters, toys, smiling clowns, balloons and "fun" children are ones who significantly boost McDonald's profit. There are numerous reasonable doubts that toys from the Happy Meal are actually made by children workers from the Third World countries.

And if after all this someone still wants to have a meal in these restaurants with unhealthy food, one should be aware of the influence he makes on himself, on his family, on animals and on the planet we live on.

Let's boycott McDonald's, let's stop McDonald's from sowing death!




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