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Ronald McDonald Goes the Way of the Marlboro Man?

Written by PETA | July 22, 2010
Unhappy Meal

Hot on the heels of news that some doctors are recommending that elementary school–age kids be put on statin drugs (seriously—I wish I were making it up) comes a better prescription for dealing with the side effects of the childhood obesity epidemic. Several of the U.K.’s leading doctors are recommending a junk-food jihad.

“If we were really bold, we might even begin to think of high-calorie fast food in the same way as cigarettes—by setting stringent limits on advertising, product placement, and sponsorship of sports events,” said Professor Terence Stephenson, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Meanwhile, PETA is taking the Detroit Public Library system and Detroit’s first lady to task for bribing encouraging kids to read books by promising them a free McDonald’s Happy Meal. Hopefully, kids will turn up their noses at this shameless gimmick after they read That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, a copy of which PETA has sent to the library.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • John Mooter says:

    Scott Jurek, one of the greatest athletes in the world, is vegan. Recently, 2 people in their 60s completed 366 marathons on an all vegan diet. I am no athlete, but have thrived on no meat for 45 years and 10 as a vegan, taking no meds whatsoever.I think it is now pretty obvious that meat and dairy are not necessary for good health or athletic endurance!

  • Saucy says:

    Ralph I am very happy for you that you have good health but you are not saying what it is you are lacking as far as vitamins are concerned. As far as I know anemia is a lack of iron. If you tell us maybe someone here could help you find those vitamin sources without meat. But I don’t get the feeling that that is what you want to do. Also people on this website are mainly concerned with cruelty to animals not their own selfish concerns. As far as Leviticus goes you are missing the point. The point is the contradictions. You cannot have it both ways. You cannot eat meat and not consume blood. And personally I do not believe that Moses wrote all of the gobblygoup and if he did he most certainly stepped outside of his anointing. He fell out of favor with God. And how ridiculously dumb and naive do you have to be to believe it was because he struck a rock with beanpole or something like that. GOD SENT MANNA FROM HEAVEN. That is what they were supposed to eat……. not animals.

  • Ralph says:

    Saucy you need to read Leviticus a little bit closer. Let’s just say that there are more rules than you think in regard to what we can and cannot eat for everything. You can preach all you like anyway but it won’t change opinions here. And do you have a comment in regard to what I’ve said about my very good health?

  • Saucy says:

    “At” this hospital not “from” this hospital. It’s amazing how one little word can change the meaning of the text.

  • Saucy says:

    Kurt K Just when I thought you had been knocked off by a grizzly bear or a mountain lion your back. The description in Genesis 129 of what God gave us to eat is by definition vegan. It includes no meat or dairy. The Bible also does not the mention the word Christmas or Easter or Santa Clause or the Easter bunny. There is no mention of the word Rapture or Trinity either. But blood is mentioned over 400 times. Including in Leviticus also penned by Moses that says under no circumstance are you to consume the blood of beasts. You have to understand the outright contradictions in the Bible and discern the overall meaning. You have to understand that a book written over 5000 years ago has transitional errors. It even says so in the forward. Don’t worry Kurt your niece can still receive a healing from this hospital. “Where sin does abound GRACE does much more abound.” ….The Bible But remember no matter how hard you want to believe a LIE it will never make it the truth. Have you even tried any of the vegan options we talk about here and if not …..why?

  • Ralph says:

    Saucy again you do not know my nutritional needs anymore than I know yours. Trying to preach to me how wrong my diet is doesn’t make me want to switch to following your advice. I’m healthy trim and haven’t had to use medicine to control my health with the exception of an inhaler for my GENETIC asthma. And even here I haven’t had to use an inhaler in over five years. So I still maintain a balanced diet is the best however you may consider balanced being. I know what works for me so I would say that we are now seeing eyetoeye.

  • Kurt K says:

    Where exactly does the Lord say that? Last time I checked Genesis 129 doesn’t say “THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS VEGAN!” But rather “I give you every seedbearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Which is true but it can be interpreted many different ways. Notice that is doesn’t say we shouldn’t eat meat but rather we can eat plants. Genesis 93 is pretty clear however. “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants I give you everything.” But I’m sure that is one of the “bad” verses in the Bible.

  • Ralph says:

    Also Saucy… one more point Can you please explain to me how this person you’re chatting with who eats meat has a LOW blood pressure that has NEVER been controlled by medicine? If you can answer me that directly without biblical references or changing then I will be very impressed.

  • Ralph says:

    Saucy you’re making me laugh. The more I tell you the simple truth about your diet the angrier you get. Listen using the Bible against someone who is a biblical scholar himself will not work. The Bible has both restrictions on what we eat… however it also lists things we can eat which include animals. Genesis 129 is only part of what he says in regard to diet. The truth of the matter is YOUR diet also involves death. Part of the circle of life is that something dies be it animal or plant in order for another to survive. God finds favor with all who follow him not what we eat or live. I do wonder about blaspheme and false witness though which I’m reading now.

  • Saucy says:

    Ralph You have provoked me to anger. How long will it be until God’s full wrath comes down upon the earth? Who will find favor with God then? The good stewards of the earth who protect and preach the Goodness of God or those who devour and destroy it? You have no right to harm animals in any way. They are not ours to eat they are not ours to wear they are not ours to test on. So Sayeth the LORD!

  • Ralph says:

    OK for starters… the circle of life includes death. We all kill in order to survive in our circle of life including your diet. I’m sorry you need to face the facts there you too are guilty. Additionally ” The farther away you get from meat and dairy the more havoc it wreaks on your system. ” You’re right If I went vegan it’d play havoc on my system. You MEANT to say “the CLOSER you get to meat and dairy the more havoc it wreaks on your system.” But of course this is wrong as far as MY life is concerned.

  • Saucy says:

    Ralph I believe you are yet again confused. Killing is the cycle of death not life. If and when you ever do decide to go vegan you will understand what Michele is talking about. The farther away you get from meat and dairy the more havoc it wreaks on your system. Our bodies are meant to be pure vessels of creativity and love. That does not include killing. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS VEGAN! Genesis 129 If I were you I would look into what foods like spinach and others you can juice to get your required iron. If I were you I would go into the spinach business. I would figure out a way to not eat meat even if my life depended upon it. Thankfully.

  • Ralph says:

    Michele meat cannot rot in your colon. Otherwise there would be blockage and people would die at a young age. We are built to be omnivores but vegetarianismveganism is a choice. If you can handle it more power to you but I cannot. If we were meant to just eat grasses we’d have four stomachs and about half the teeth we have.

  • Ralph says:

    Saucy Saucy Saucy… please do not think I’m misinformed here. 1. There are still plenty of things that JW’s do not take because they believe it’s God’s will. If you ever receive materials from them you get this information and their beliefs as to why this is rightwrong in the realm of medicine. 2. I know that I eat “blood” from an animal when I consume meat. 3. Your comments frankly have no relevance to the dietary argument to begin with it’s a dodge plain and simple. In all honesty I get what you’re saying. You must think that I should be inferior to you because you have some sort of “superior” vegan diet. But your diet has animals die too. That is the circle of life one dies so another survives. Frankly I find it quite funny you haven’t cottoned on to that yet. I can at least take knowledge I do know where my food comes from and that I do know that I cannot change your mind anymore than I can yours. That said all your little rantings and all will raise your BP too. No meat doesn’t mean no raise in BP.

  • Michele says:

    Meat DOES rot in your colon. Humans are physiologically designed to be herbivores. Our jaw structure our teeth and our stomach acid are all absolutely those of a herbivore. And our intestine is very long compared to carnivoresomnivores. In a truly omnivorouscarnivorous body the meat is excreted quickly. In a herbivore’s body any meat consumed stays in the colon for a very long time and this is why it starts to rot. There is a reason that meateating humans are developing colon cancers…

  • Saucy says:

    Ralph you are a terrible misinformed bore. When you eat animals you consume their blood. where do you think the iron comes from I am not referring to using animal blood for transfusions. Here is a page from the Jehovah’s Witnesses official website. BLOODLESS MEDICINE AND SURGERY SOME OF THE METHODS FLUIDS Ringers lactate solution dextran hydroxyethyl starch and others are used to maintain blood volume preventing hypovolemic shock. Some fluids now being tested can transport oxygen. DRUGS Genetically engineered proteins can stimulate the production of red blood cells erythropoietin blood platelets interleukin 11 and various white blood cells GMCSF GCSF. Other medications greatly reduce blood loss during surgery aprotinin antifibrinolytics or help to reduce acute bleeding desmopressin. BIOLOGICAL HEMOSTATS Collagen and cellulose woven pads are used to stop bleeding by direct applications. Fribin glues and and sealants can plug puncture wounds and cover large areas of bleeding tissue. BLOOD SALVAGE Blood salvaging machines recover blood that is lost in surgery or trauma. The blood is cleansed and returned to the patient. In extreme cases liters of blood can be recovered using such a system. SURGICAL TECHNIQUES Through operative planning including consultation with experienced clinicians. helps the surgical team avoid complications. Prompt action to stop the bleeding is essential. Delays greater then 24 hours can greatly increase patient mortality. Dividing large surgeries into several smaller surgeries greatly reduces blood loss. SURGICAL TOOLS Some devices cut and seal blood vessels simultaneously. Other devises can seal bleeding on large ares of tissue. Laparoscopic and minimally invasive instruments allow surgeries to be performed without the blood loss associated with large incisions. Seems like a whole lotta trouble and information gathering to do for a group of people that won’t even take an aspirin. That is the most ridiculous assumption about Jehovah’s witnesses that I have ever heard. Irregardless it does not change the fact the BLOOD IS BIG BUSINESS. So why don’t go and repeat that Ralphie and have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ralph says:

    Saucy for starters I will repeat things when I see errors such as yours. You are dodging a point here there is NO ALTERNATIVE FOR BLOOD. We DO NOT use animal blood in our bodies. Now veins for bypasses yes but sorry not blood. JW’s faith does not allow them to use anything even aspirin to alleviate pain. They believe pain is a gift from God. To attempt to allude to a “hypocracy” with them eating meat is far out at best. “But since your not big on ethics and morals nevermind. No comment on the dope pushing?” 1. I’m huge on ethics and morals which you choose to ignore because you wish to be superior to someone which you are not. 2. “Dope pushing” here is a dodge unless you wish to make your point. In regard to “When you bleed one week out of every month for the past thiry years you learn how to get around that anemia issue. It’s called SPINACH. Lots and Lots of SPINACH. Grind it up in a juicer and drink it but I bet your doctor didn’t tell you that.” 1. Last time I checked Ralph is a male name. 2. Spinach as I have found out attempting to donate blood does NOT give you all the iron you need. 3. You are attempting to put down someone who has countered your argument successfully that you can eat a balanced diet and a. stay a healthy weight b. NOT go to the doctor often for colds sometimes even decades and c. Does NOT have to take medicines for their BP or pills in order to make sure they have a balanced diet.

  • Saucy says:

    Ralph PS When you bleed one week out of every month for the past thiry years you learn how to get around that anemia issue. It’s called SPINACH. Lots and Lots of SPINACH. Grind it up in a juicer and drink it but I bet your doctor didn’t tell you that.

  • Saucy says:

    Ralph There is no need to reprint everything I write you witless meateater. Blood is a big seller. ChaChing. Animal blood via the meat industry and people blood via the medical industry. Jehovah’s Witnesses will employ alternative sources to blood to save their lives. The point I was making was to Jehovah’s Witnesses. It seems a bit of a contradiction deceptive delusion that Jehovah’s Witnesses will not except people blood to save their life but happily go about consuming the blood of beasts forbidden in the Bible. It is a philosophical religious discussion. But since your not big on ethics and morals nevermind. No comment on the dope pushing?

  • Ralph says:

    Mike that’s the point if he was a vegetarian he might’ve consumed a few animal byproducts such as milk eggs and cheese. My whole issue with the argument is the fact that people apparently think that you eat meat you’re automatically fat unhealthy and ugly. It’s portion control that counts. The ADA has only said a vegetarian diet is safe not necessarily a vegan one.

  • Ralph says:

    Saucy please can the tofu curds with your comments. You wrote The AMA has a HUGE$$$$$$$ interest in selling you a pile a crap lies. I do not believe that there are health issues that require consuming meat. Ralph Actually there are I personally became nearly anorexic following a vegan diet. I lost a lot of muscle weight and became very lethargic. Additionally ANEMIA A health issue was rampant because I lacked the iron in my diet and vegan options didn’t provide enough of it. You wrote They used to tell Jehovah’s Witnesses that there was no alternative to blood transfusions. Ralph Saucy they still don’t use any BLOOD transfusions that come from animals. Save I believe plasma there are NO synthetic alternatives. That’s why they want people to give blood all the time. Oh BTW even if it was synthetic JW’s wouldn’t take it because they believe that it’s God’s will if they’re sick. You wrote They are in the business of selling drugs and blood. Oh and torturing monkeys pigs mice rabbits and whomever else they can get their hands on. They are most certainly in collusion with USDA the meat industry and the NSA or whatever agency is. Buyer beware! Ralph No they’re not in fact if you’d read more closely Saucy you’d read many times they criticize the consumption of red meat and over consumption of any kind of meat. You wrote I don’t believe you have a vitamin deficiency that requires meat. I believe you have a “heart” condition that requires spiritual understanding and discernment. You don’t know right from wrong. Ralph Saucy I know my body as well as you know yours. I know what makes mine work. As I’ve CLEARLY said again if you’re vegetarian then more power to you. But it doesn’t work for me never has never will. What disturbs me more is that you and others automatically assume because I eat meat on occasion that I hate animals or that I’m cruel. Again let me point out 1. I don’t eat it that often. 2. I personally condemn anyone who TRULY is cruel to animals. 3. I have several pets who I’d fight tooth and nail for to protect. BTW animals also die for your meal so please enough with the shouting of “it’s wrong to kill” and the like. I know right from wrong and thankfully I grew up learning this without others trying to teach me that I should abuse my body for the sake of “ethics and morality.”

  • Saucy says:

    My apologies to all the good guy doctors out there. I am not talking about you but you know what I am talking about

  • Saucy says:

    Ralph Fortunately I can say I have no major health problems nor have I ever. The AMA has a HUGE$$$$$$$ interest in selling you a pile a crap lies. I do not believe that there are health issues that require consuming meat. They used to tell Jehovah’s Witnesses that there was no alternative to blood transfusions. They are in the business of selling drugs and blood. Oh and torturing monkeys pigs mice rabbits and whomever else they can get their hands on. They are most certainly in collusion with USDA the meat industry and the NSA or whatever agency is. Buyer beware! I don’t believe you have a vitamin deficiency that requires meat. I believe you have a “heart” condition that requires spiritual understanding and discernment. You don’t know right from wrong. IT IS WRONG TO KILL! IT IS WRONG TO TORTURE! IT IS WRONG TO CONSUME THE BLOOD OF BEASTS! IT IS WRONG TO DESTROY THE PLANET! End of Discussion!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Ralph Not sure if strongman Joe Rollino was actually a vegan the article describes him as a lifelong vegetarian his mother was vegetarian also but he lived to be a ripe old 104 years before being killed by a minivan on his daily walk. httpwww.thesweetscience.comboxingarticle7606restpeacejoerollino The American Dietetic Association and the Dietitians of Canada the Mayo Clinic and even the USDA recognize the nutritional soundness of a vegan or vegetarian diet. The many successful vegan athletes are testament to this fact.

  • Ralph says:

    Emily I’ve said there’s nothing wrong with being a vegetarian though I do know that a vegan diet is not right for everyone. I’m personally one of those and I found out a very hard way. It’s not for everyone and yes some people have to eat a diet that includes protein in this form to survive. It’s a shame that someone as young as you does not understand that people are not one and the same. Spac17 again I”m not saying that a vegetarian diet is wrong but that some cannot eat it. That said I read labels which I think is why all the smack down on me for staying I eat a balanced diet that includes all the food groups. As far as McD’s I don’t eat there often for that reason. I try to eat more at places such as Subway which are healthier and I can eat a vegetarian sub if I like. One of my all time favorite dishes is vegan grilled tofu with black bean and corn relish. My advice is to not criticize someone who has a different POV and in fact have currently praised PETA for allowing a contrary POV on this board. Reading labels as I’ve mentioned is one way to keep us healthy as is portion control and exercise.

  • Ralph says:

    Amanda meat does not rot in your colon it’s excreted out of your system same as vegetables. I made the comment about being healthy and sick days because too many people here equate eating meat even once in a blue moon like I do is going to automatically die at a young age. As I said I have a LOW blood pressure because I use portion control i.e. mostly veggies and exercise. And it’s rather interesting you say you abhor murder of animals but don’t mind if a human is killed if they harm animals. That to me is one and the same. I’m an animal welfarist meaning I want to lock up and punish anyone who truly abuses animals. Of course you will say this is hypocritical but that is the truth. And I’ll deal with people being a vegan if they’ll let me eat the balanced diet that keeps me alive.

  • spac17 says:

    I’ve been a vegan for 6 years and running and let me tell you I have never been healthier. Vegans like any other person can be healthy or not depending upon what their diet consists of so please don’t knock us or say our diet is wrong. McDonald’s on the other hand is not healthy and it isn’t just the meat but the overly processed food they serve saturated with preservatives in addition to the manner in which they support factory farming and cruelty to animals. Hurray for the UK for even considering putting the smack down on such rubbish food.

  • Emily says:

    OK LISTEN! There is NOTHING wrong with vegetarian diets or vegan so shut your mouth about saying you need meat NO YOU DONT! GET OVER YOUR SELF! i was a vegetarian from age 7 to age 13 and a vegan from 13 to now and im well over 25. And I might be one of the healthiest people you will ever meet. And why dont you go look at some videos of those cows horses pigs chickens and sheep being slaughtered if you still want to eat meat after that then i hope everything you eat some day comes back and kills you slowly and painfully like they died.

  • Amanda says:

    Also if anyone on this site eats meat they really do not have a reason to be on this site. It is for people who are animal rights activists.

  • Amanda says:

    Ecoli is just a bacteria that is on anything that you eat. I am a vegan and I’m as healthy as anyone. There isn’t anything wrong with being a vegan. It’s healthy. Eating a cow on the other hand is not healthy. The meat rots in your colon and can cause heart problems blood clots and high blood pressure. Eating all veggies is good for you. I have never heard of a person who died from eating all veggies. I have heard of people dying from heart deiseses that were caused by the fat cholesterol and grease in meat. A vast amount of plants have the same vitamins nutrients and good fats as when you eat an animal. I am a vegan because I am an animal rights acivist. I have the opinion that murder in all stages is wrong. Except when a human has killed molested raped tourtured an innocent humananimal sick people in the world. People have their own opinions this is mine. Deal with it. No one can change it no matter what. Blessed Be Amanda

  • Ralph says:

    Beth Ann you’re missing the point which was that I was told by Michele that I buy meat products that have ecoli and other manure on them. That is true hence why you COOK the meat my argument is that your precious spinach and other fruits and veggies also have the same bacteria. And truthfully the last ecoli outbreak was from contaminated vegetables. Secondly places that grow spinach may not be near these “factory farms.” remember we too have ecoli in our system and there is a chance there was a sewer breakage. Again I know where my food comes from and am not going to be bashful about it. I find it interesting that people are calling me names and ignorant in spite of the fact I’ve mentioned that I know my food and I read labels.

  • Beth Ann says:

    “As far as the feces argument same goes with vegetables and fruits. Last major ecoli scare involved a plant spinach. The B12 in the soil argument has been debunked too. not to mention the soy issue it’s added to the item not found naturally.” Ralph…FYI…spinach doesn’t sht. In fact no plants do. The ecoli outbreak on the spinach was yet other mistake made by the overflow of factory farming.

  • Ralph says:

    Saucy I haven’t been sick in well over 1520 years or most of my life. Can you say the same? The point is if I was strict vegan I would be ill all the time. I have a nutrition issue that mandates I eat the way I do. I am a healthy weight for my height and build have a LOW blood pressure that doesn’t mandate the need for medicines to control it and an excellent stamina. Again it’s because I exercise portion control and exercise. Michele I’ve noticed your ignoring the fact that you are eating the reproductive parts of plants which is something I’ve noticed people try to do to dissuade people to eat meat i.e. the gross out effect. As far as the feces argument same goes with vegetables and fruits. Last major ecoli scare involved a plant spinach. The B12 in the soil argument has been debunked too. not to mention the soy issue it’s added to the item not found naturally. Look I know where my food comes from and frankly I respect the animal enough to be educated. Call me delusional but I’ve yet to see a 100 year old who is strictly vegan no meat or dairy.

  • Michele says:

    Ralph based on my knowledge of plant biology I would say that there is no pus or blood contained in fruits and veggies. There is certainly no cholesterol either. But there IS pus in dairy products because approximately 30 of dairy cows have mastitis Jack I think that’s the you were looking for which is how the pus ends up in your milkcheeseice cream etc. You may think it’s okay because milk ends up being pasteurized but that would be like saying it’s okay to eat a piece of dog poop as long as it has gone through a sanitizing process. There is also feces in every package of meat you buy because of the slaughtering process. The ONLY nutrient that you can obtain from animal products that is not readily available in a vegan diet is Vitamin B12. And the only reason one cannot readily get B12 naturally from a plantbased diet is because of the way “modern” farming has stripped our soils of vital nutrients. B12 is actually a microorganism found in soils we used to get the B12 when we would eat fruits and veggies that were not washed by machines etc. But fear not B12 IS readily available in fortified soyricealmond milks as well as many other meat substitutes like Lick’s veggie burgers for example. But hey if you want to keep convincing ie deluding yourself that your diet is fine I obviously can’t stop you.

  • Saucy says:

    We would be a long way down the road for farm animals if we were to stop advertising them as food. In a letter to to the USDA I urged them to “cease advertising animals as food right away”. It is so wrong and so unfair and selfish and greedy and gluttonous it makes me want to vomit. It’s deceptive it’s destroying the planet it’s brutally abusive and God will avenge these creatures one day. That is going to be a very sorry day for the world wide body of religion that keeps feeding the “desires of the flesh” while telling others to abstain from “making love”. Ralph perhaps your cholestral laden artery clogging trans fatfilled diet is blocking blood flow to your brain. You’re on the wrong page dude. We are veganveggie’s here. The most healthy diet on the planet. The Godly diet. The only diet that is pleasing to God. Genesis 129.

  • Ralph says:

    Come on all of you a vegan diet is NOT healthy. Vegetarian mostly vegetables is but as Thaye said that includes some fish diary etc. Personally I’m healthier because I eat a diet that includes everything from the main groups and yes I mostly eat vegetables. Oh Lacey I’m not a caveman but I’m probably older and smarter than you if you resort to childish name calling. Jack meat and other animal products give us nutrients you cannot get in other sources in the amounts you need. The whole “pus blood” nonsense you can turn around on vegetables. You eat the reproductive organs of fruits and vegetables every day. Please don’t delude yourself. The keys are 1. portion control and 2. exercise. You can eat anything and still gain weight.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    The Marlboro commercials and print ads ran well into the 60′s Ralph…I am old enough to have seen them many times and I remember them. And it does not matter how long after the commercials went off the air that the man died he died of lung cancer which according to his brother who should know was a result of his smoking. And Ralph I know a lot of kids raised on vegan diets and they are the healthiest kids in my neighborhood. The mother of one of them says her child has not missed a single day of school this year and I believe her. He is working this summer as our neighborhood dog walker so I see him everyday a handsome healthy active kid. If that’s what a vegan diet does for a person count me in!!!

  • Lacey says:

    Hey Caveman Ralph what rock have you been living under? The American Dietetic Association has endorsed vegetarian diets for years. If you don’t believe me go to their Web site.

  • Jack says:

    ralph if you think there is anything healthy about still eating meat and dairy please disabuse yourself of that. the only things you get from them that you don’t get from vegetables grains beans legumes fruits nuts and any plant food is fat cholesterol hormones and the blood feces and pus that is in it all in some percentage or the other I know the dairy study blew me away how much pus is in milk but I foget how much. At the McLibel trial there was a funny moment when McDonald’s argued that eating their greasy cheeseburgers was fine “as part of a balanced diet” and the witness a doctor said something like “You could eat a roll of paper towels as part of a balanced diet but that doesn’t make them healthy to eat they’re not!’ Also I find pcrm. org is good for health info.

  • Thaye says:

    Replying to you both I agree with Ralph if what he meant to say was that an all vegan not vegetarian diet can be dangerous. But an “only” vegetarian yet not vegan diet isn’t dangerous at all it’s very healthy actually. Meat and especially fish are healthy too if consumed in the right amount but nothing which can’t be replaced perfectly in a balanced veggie diet.

  • Ralph says:

    No Meg the tagline should read “The healthiest diet is a balanced one with exercise.” An all veggie diet is also dangerous. And I believe the Marlboro man died many years after the commercials were taken off the air 1950′s or ’60s.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    The last commercial featuring the Marlboro Man was actually made by his brother and featured footage of the Marlboro Man in his hospital bed dying of lung cancer. Of all the anti tobacco ads ever made that one has stayed most clearly in my memory. Why doesn’t PETA make a commercial featuring Ronald McDonald being wheeled into a hospital ER with the paramedics jump starting him with a defibrillator and the attending saying “Mr. McDonald you are having a heart attack.” A voice over could say the healthiest way to eat is a vegan diet.

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