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Ana Ortiz Says No More McCruelty

Written by PETA | December 10, 2009
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Ana Ortiz

 

Ana Ortiz—the award-winning actor of Ugly Betty fame—is just as awesome in person as she is in character as Hilda Suarez. Case in point? She’s just written a letter to the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—urging the group not to partner with McDonald’s for any future events.

NCLR’s 2009 conference was sponsored by the dreaded McDonald’s, and Ana’s letter points out that slaughterhouse workers (many of whom are Hispanic immigrants) are poorly paid, usually receive no medical benefits, and face dismal working conditions. As Ana writes in the letter, “McDonald’s has no regard for animals or for the people who are paid an unfair wage to kill them.” To that end, she’s asking NCLR to join PETA in urging McDonald’s to switch to a less cruel slaughter method that would improve conditions for both chickens and workers.

Our thanks go out to Ana.

Written by Amanda Schinke

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  • Vishwa says:

    i did not know that i eat what comes from such inhuman brutal animosity. I am appalled that this is done by such a brand. i wonder why they dont bother about our sentiments. guys lets just rise and slam it to their faces. A ll of us.

  • Rob K says:

    I really don’t give a rat’s arse about the hispanic workers being under paid however I do despise the method in which the animals are slaughtered. Humans know what they’re doing and should have enough sense to work or not work for a company. The defenseless animals have no say in how and when they’re killed.

  • carla says:

    Anyone who eats that crap food will eventually die of heart attacks anyway.. it’s all fat and it’s unhealthy! Serves them right.

  • wes says:

    Thank You Ana. i stand beside you.

  • matt in chicago says:

    dear dman yes a lot of people of all nationalities do a lot of bad things and support a lot of bad things but tht doesnt mean people like her and you and i should not attempt to educate people into living better and evolving…as far as who she is….maybe reread the article… its in the first sentence.

  • Dman says:

    Where I live sooooo many Latinos go to McDonalds. Don’t think this will work. Who is she again..?

  • Brien Comerford says:

    On a related noteCesar Chavezthe Latino Gandhi was a humane vegetarian who openly denounced all forms of cruelty against animals.

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