A very welcome difference of a protest…
But Yolanda should insist on 3 year compliance
IREFER to the article: “Student protester takes on McDonald’s and wins” in Business Report, January 17. How refreshing to read of a protest that is not subjective, not violent, not destructive, does not involve “rent a crowd”, does not disrupt traffic and is for a very good cause, ie against animal cruelty.
Beauty without Cruelty and the power behind the protest, Yolanda Guse, need to be congratulated on what they have achieved.
I am sure that there are plenty more protests that she can lead in regard to animal cruelty. eg I have seen yoghurt advertised as “Free Range”, whatever that might mean.
I have to assume that this term applies to the cows supplying the basic milk and not to the bacteria used to create yoghurt. If so, it implies that there is a yoghurt that is not “Free Range”, which would indicate that some cows are kept penned up, which is unacceptable.
Yolanda should be on guard though. McDonald’s claim that by the year 2025 they will be fully compliant with caged-free eggs. McDonald’s have put up a smokescreen, hoping that in eight years time Yolanda and her group will have forgotten their cause and have gone away.
Yolanda should insist on three years, ie 2020, that is plenty of time to effect a change. Otherwise a total boycott of McDonald’s should be promoted.
A hidden bonus of all this, as the article refers to, is that extra employment will be needed to collect caged-free eggs. South Africa is in desperate need of employment opportunities.