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Actor Edie
Falco and her son Anderson joined a number of other activists in front of
McDonald’s in Times Square on Wednesday to protest the company’s treatment of
animals.

‘Cruel
practices’

The protest
was designed to bring attention to the ‘cruel practices’ of animal agriculture –
something Falco says consumers should be aware of.

In a
Facebook Live video, she said:
“If you know about it and you still decide to
eat the animals, you know, that’s between you and whatever… But you should at
least know what actually happens. This.

“It doesn’t
just appear on your plate.”

Demanding
change

The
demonstration was organized by Animal Equality, The Humane League and
Compassion Over Killing in hopes of motivating change within the corporation –
which Falco’s son Anderson said kills animals ‘for no reason’.

Animal Equality’s
Corporate Campaigns Coordinator Ollie Davidson said: “For too long McDonald’s has valued profits
over basic animal protections. Rather than commit to meaningful reforms, like
over 90 of its competitors such as Burger King and Subway have, McDonald’s
continues to drag its feet. It’s time for them to change.”

Falco added
that the fast-food giant should add ‘more vegan options on the menu’.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious...