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“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968
I must confess that I dine at MacDonalds in Normandie as it offers free wifi for an unlimited stay with my coffee and crepes. But in Australia MacDonalds caters for the classy people,playing opera to drive away the teen plebs. Unlike the UK Coop which resorted to playing Barry Manilow to drive away troublesome teens, in response to a complaint that mosquito devices could cause harm.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10464764/McDonalds-restaurant-turns-to-opera-to-drive-out-loitering-teenagers.html
From my next book.See how animal welfare and happiness equals productivity. MacDonalds comes out best if you buy this bollocks."An article in the European edition of The Independent (Cleary, July 22, 2009) referred to a new farming programme by the fast food chain, MacDonald’s, citing an interview with a dairy farmer from Holland who is in the new programme and ‘provides his 200 cows with waterbeds to increase sleep time and blood flow. The animals also get foot baths each week to reduce lameness. The result, he said, is happier cows that live longer and produce more milk’....that these reports cover situations where applications of experiences occasionally associated with the concept of happiness are to be found, such as close personal attention and relaxation. These are not, in themselves, necessary indicators of happiness in either humans or other animals, and it is therefore arbitrary to assume that the animals in question are actually happy, beyond their experienced improvements in comfort and relaxation. Further confusion is introduced when attempts are made to measure happiness in terms of the consequences attributed to the alleged states of happiness, such as an increase in the milk yield, when productivity becomes a scientific indicator of happiness. It is possible that improvements in welfare may be pursued solely because of their effect on productivity not from the more fundamental motive of producing a correct and balanced attitude to the well-being of the animals. Merely to aim for higher output may bring neither greater happiness nor satisfaction to the animals".Welfare sucks. I've seen this crap from factory managers.
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