Written by PETA
A California woman is suing Taco Bell after discovering that her beefy fast-food fixes are only 35 percent cow flesh. The other 65 percent is made up of oats, yeast, soybeans, corn starch, and various seasonings, all of which make the meat leaner and, dare we assume, less disgusting.
Considering how much gross stuff is often found in ground beef (saturated fat, cholesterol, hormones, antibiotics, E. coli, etc.) one would think that would be grounds for a lawsuit, not the other 65 percent.
Since Taco Bell's "beef" is already mostly vegan, why not go all the way? "One hundred percent cruelty-free" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
Written by Michelle Sherrow
I really don't care one way or the other. Humans are designed to be omnivorous. Otherwise we would not have canine teeth, not to mention the incisors.
That said...Let me clarify for the gentleman that thinks he knows animals...Look at the picture again. It is a cow. Horses have a set of front upper teeth with a gap, then the molars. Cows have an upper plate with a full set of lower teeth.
Either way, like I said, I don't care.
The photo is of a horse's head, based on the shape and teeth. Cattle are very close yes, but as someone who has been around horses most of my life, I can honestly say that is a horse. That said, I do find it appalling that people use horses for food too, and would be appalled if Taco Bell was sneaking horsemeat into the food. Would explain why I don't eat there anymore either.
As far as Taco Bell, only time will tell who's telling the truth. I'm not surprised if they do have cost-cutting corners and pull stunts like this. It's one reason they've started requiring ingredient lists in some states regarding food items.
Maybe that's the solution - petition that people must list their ingredients completely on their nutrition guide documents. I only know of a couple that do this, maybe it should be mandatory.
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