Olympic Snowboarder Greg Bretz Should Bail on McDonald’s

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Greg Bretz

Some say Olympic snowboarder Greg Bretz “won” an informal McNugget-eating contest by downing 60 blobs of fried chicken bits. But judging by the dazed expression on his face in the second photo, I’m thinking that even he agrees: major biff!

Regardless, we’ve asked Greg to lay off the McNuggets until McDonald’s adopts a less cruel slaughter method. McCruelty in the U.S. and Canada refuses to improve slaughter methods for birds, instead allowing suppliers to break chickens’ bones and scald many of them to death—never mind that controlled-atmosphere killing (CAK), approved for use in the U.S., is already used by McDonald’s suppliers in Europe.

Perhaps he’ll decide to follow Olympic medalist and snowboarder extraordinaire Hannah Teter’s lead, who, when asked about life at the Olympics, scored gold in the hearts of caring people around the world when she quipped, “They have McDonald’s at the athlete village, so I’ll hit that up every morning. … Not!”

Written by Karin Bennett

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