Newspaper takes on physician group with 'vegan agenda' against McDonald's in a Texas hospital

The editorial board of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has heard enough "whining" from a "vegan group" of physicians advocating to remove a McDonald's franchise from John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board penned an op-ed July 10 addressing work by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to have the McDonald's removed from the premises. The group has taken up the issue as the franchise's lease is up and under consideration for a one-year extension.

"McDonald's has operated at JPS for more than 25 years. And every time the lease comes up, the committee trots out tired arguments that are disguised as health concerns but are really part of a vegan agenda," the editorial board wrote.

The editorial board says the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is driven by animal welfare, and its membership is not primarily physicians.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's take? Let the hospital board decide and leave veganism out of it.

Read the full op-ed here.


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