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05 March 2014 @ 09:21 pm
In which I am a cranky old cow  
Change.org started out as a brilliant idea, which has actually achieved some good results through its user-generated petitions. There are however two recent petitions that make me pretty annoyed, but wondering whether it's just me.

The first one is a petition to get McDonalds to offer a vegetarian choice. Why? If you are vegetarian why would you go to Maccas in the first place? Seriously, if you don't like the menu, go somewhere else.

The second one just leaves me shaking my head. Apparently the food colour used in M&Ms has been linked to ADHD and hyperactivity in kids, so the petition is asking the manufacturers of M&Ms to... change dyes? Leave them uncoloured? I'm not sure on that point. But I'm thinking there's a really simple solution there, which doesn't involve getting all activist-y on a social media platform.
Current Mood: crankycranky
sunray45: Doyle leaning LLSsunray45 on March 5th, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
I haven't come across Change.org, but do sign petitions run by Avaaz and a couple of other organizations, as they really do some good.

I agree. Don't go to Maccas if you are a vegetarian, and don't buy M&Ms for your kids. So bloody simple! Some people just like to stir things up for the fun of it or to get their names out there.
miwahni: Boosh I don't like cricketmiwahni on March 6th, 2014 11:12 am (UTC)
It just seems like common sense, really, doesn't it?