Sopranos Star Edie Falco Protests Against Animal Exploitation At McDonald's

The actor brought her son to the event, organized by animal advocacy organizations
‍The star says the chain should add 'more vegan options to the menu (Photo: Facebook)

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."

The chain has already introduced vegan options in select countries (photo: Facebook)

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'.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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