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Washington PTA Makes Deal With the Devil

Written by PETA | May 3, 2013

Washington resident Alba Suarez—a parent, nurse, former teacher, and PETA member—has sent a letter to the head of the state’s PTA regarding its announced partnership with McDonald’s to “promote healthy eating for kids.”

No, this isn’t a belated April Fool’s joke

Suarez’s letter asks the group to shelve the partnership since it sends the message that the PTA endorses the fast-food giant’s fat-, cholesterol-, and sugar-laden foods—the type of foods linked to diabetes, heart disease, and the childhood-obesity epidemic—not to mention the cruel factory-farming practices used by McDonald’s suppliers. As Suarez explains in her letter, “Despite the revenue from the partnership, I urge you to consider its true long-term cost—the promotion of unhealthy and inhumanely produced foods to our children.”  

How You Can Help

Our children deserve better than to be sold (and sold out for) harmful animal products. Please join Alba Suarez and PETA in asking the Washington State PTA to drop its partnership with McDonald’s, and be sure to start your own kids on a lifetime of good health and compassionate action by choosing vegan foods for your family

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  • Matt says:

    No one can tell you what to do, but their so call “french fries” arent even made with real potatoes. And are cooked in beef fat ridden oil. Nothing from their is healthy. Even their salads, atleast to my knowledge have gmos in them. If you want to learn the truth, watch Forks over Knives, and Food Inc. Food Inc. will definitely show you how wrong and messed up our food industry is here in the states. It really is an eye opener.

  • Sacha says:

    Cate, you should make your decisions based upon your own beliefs and values. Not the beliefs of others. Research things and decide how you feel about things and make an informed decision. Don’t let others’ biased opinions sway your choices. If you think they way that the chickens are treated is wrong and you don’t want to support McDonald’s, then don’t go there anymore. Or maybe you just don’t want to eat their chicken. Either way, decide for yourself don’t let anyone else tell you how you should feel about it.

  • Ana says:

    I am originally from a “developing country”. I went to public school there and we had good, simple, fresh, organic healthy food every day. For FREE! And this was very easy: the school had a kitchen and cooks making every morning delicious and nutritious lunch for the students and the teachers. Rice, beans, pasta, salad, vegetables… I don’t understand why in the richest country in the world it is so difficult for the schools to provide heathy food for the children. Aren’t we all supposed to learn those skills in there?!… This reminds me of a book title by Noam Chompsky, “Profit over People”. This is exactly it…

  • Cate says:

    I have a question, I am 12 years old and I was wondering, I like a few select things from McDonalds, such as their salads, wraps and fries, should I stop going to McDonalds completely?

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