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Unformatted text preview: ndaram, a reporter at India-West, a California weekly with a large Hindu readership. Cows are
considered sacred animals by Hindus and cannot legally be slaughtered in India. Sundaram briefly conducted her own investigation,
confirmed the pertinent details of my french fry chapter and of Hitesh Shah’s e-mail, then wrote an article for India-West (“Where’s the Beef?
It’s in Your French Fries”) that outraged Hindus and vegetarians worldwide.
After reading the India-West article, Harish Bharti, a Seattle attorney, filed a class-action lawsuit against the McDonald’s Corporation,
alleging that the chain had deliberately misled vegetarians about the true content of its fries, causing great emotional damage and
endangering the souls of Hindu consumers. “Eating a cow for a Hindu,” Bharti later explained, “would be like eating your own mother.”
When news of the lawsuit reached India, a crowd of five hundred Hindu nationalists marched to a McDonald’s in a suburb of Bombay and
ransacked the restaurant. At anot...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08