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Aren't you glad you don't McRib?

If sinking your teeth into a McDonald's sandwich made with tortured pigs isn't enough to turn your stomach, some media outlets have uncovered that the pork bits that make up the McRib sandwich are tripe, heart, and scalded stomach. Learn more about the Hu

If sinking your teeth into a McDonald's sandwich made with tortured pigs isn't enough to turn your stomach, some media outlets have uncovered that the pork bits that make up the McRib sandwich are tripe, heart, and scalded stomach. We're particularly thrilled that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently filed an SEC complaint against Smithfield Foods, the large pig producer that supplies pork for the McRib.
If sinking your teeth into a McDonald's sandwich made with tortured pigs isn't enough to turn your stomach, some media outlets have uncovered that the pork bits that make up the McRib sandwich are tripe, heart, and scalded stomach. We're particularly thrilled that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently filed an SEC complaint against Smithfield Foods, the large pig producer that supplies pork for the McRib.

HSUS versus Smithfield Foods

Last week, the HSUS filed a complaint against Smithfield Foods with the SEC alleging that the purveyor's living conditions for its pigs are cruel and unusual, citing reports of pigs covered in blood and sows being confined to tiny gestational grates, which are illegal in some states.

Smithfield not new to animal welfare complaints

According to the Huffington Post, this isn't the first time animal rights' groups has targeted Smithfield for its animal welfare practices. In December 2010, the HSUS got ahold of gruesome footage of a Smithfield Farms facility, leading respected figures like Mark Bittman to call for a boycott of meat from the company.

The McRib is McYicky

The Huffington Post also reports that in addition to the McRib's "rib" meat being various other animal parts, the chemical additives that bind the sandwich together are also used for keeping yoga mats springy and shoe soles white.

Yes, being a vegan does have its advantages -- like not inflicting cruelty to animals and not ingesting mystery meats laden with chemicals.

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