I still don’t understand it. Even if they do offer vegetarian/vegan options, when you purchase food from a business that makes money off of torturing and killing animals, you’re supporting that business. You’re giving them your money, hence enabling them to continue their practice. Does anyone agree/disagree? I’d like to hear your thoughts on it.
McDonald’s is going to have to evolve or die. The world is going vegan whether they like it or not. Give your money to vegetarian/vegan companies so that they can grow and expand. The pressure on McDonald’s will increase and you’ll see them replacing the animal products in their food and opening more vegetarian restaurants. At that point we can either let them die for what they’ve done in the past or support them in their evolution.
If they’re smart (are you listening Mr. Thompson?) they’ll discreetly shift their assets and just let the McDonald’s brand die.
Honestly though, if it becomes apparent that they’re committed to going completely veg (while keeping the McDonald’s brand), you won’t see me telling people to boycott them for what they did in the past.
When you purchase food from a grocery store that also sells dead animals, you’re supporting that business too, like @Smashingdols said. There are very few 100% vegan practices/companies. We need to do what we can to show that veganism is on the rise, and we should do that in ways that a) we feel comfortable in, and b) are logical. What if we boycotted a certain vegan meat substitute because the company also sold products with eggs? What if we stopped purchasing vegan granola bars because only one of the companies products had whey powder in it?
I don’t often agree with the support of fast food, but I don’t think a vegan buying vegan-friendly fries at a fast food restaurant immediately calls the vegan police on them.
nomeatnodairynoproblem – “[X fast food chain] creates menu items using primarily animal products” So does every restaurant and both the deli and prepared foods sections in grocery stores. If you took the time to analyze the number of vegan options in grocery stores vs nonvegan options, you would certainly find that the food in grocery stores is PRIMARILY nonvegan. They would have more options but they also sell more products. Furthermore, most people consider vegetables to be ingredients (even McDonalds needs to buy tomatoes and lettuce) so exuding all things used by omnivores as ingredients or condiments, if you analyzed the percentage of meals at grocery stores then you will find that the nonvegan options are outnumbered in the same way as they are at restaurants and fast food chains. (I haven’t done the legwork on this but I think you’ll agree that this is a safe assumption.)