Target: President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s, Don Thompson
Goal: Include a veggie burger on McDonald’s menu
There are many reasons for opting out of an animal product diet. Whether it be for ethical, religious, health, or environmental reasons, chooosing a vegan and vegetarian diet is a noble way of living. It is also a very difficult lifestyle in our fast food culture.
McDonald’s serves about 4.2 million hamburgers a day in the United States alone. While this might be good for business, it is detrimental to our environment. According to the United Nations, factory farming of animals is responsible for 38% of land use, 70% of freshwater consumption, and 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Methane from livestock is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas.
We could reduce our impact on the environment by choosing to eat one meatless meal a week. If McDonald’s were to have a veggie burger option they could benefit off an untapped market. Surely they would bring in more business from those who choose a vegetarian lifestyle. By being more environmentally responsible they could help the planet, their business, and their customers’ health . Sign the petition to push for vegan and vegetarian options on the McDonald’s menu to show support for the environment and an honorable lifestyle.
Dear Mr. Thompson,
Everyday your restaurants serve about 4.2 million hamburgers in the United States alone. This is detrimental to our environment since factory farming of animals is responsible for 38% of land use, 70% of freshwater consumption, and 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. By providing more vegan and vegetarian options, you could help lead the way in reducing our impact on the environment.
Please include a veggie burger on your McDonald’s menu to provide the convenience of fast food to vegans and vegetarians. By providing a veggie burger option, you will lessen your impact on the environment and avert animal cruelty. This is an untapped market that the McDonald’s corporation can highly benefit from. You will show compassion towards this category of potential customer’s way of life and you will also gain more business from health conscious consumers. Thank you for your time and consideration.
[Your Name Here]
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