<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/spending-powe-3.html">Spending power: Is McDonald's kind to animals?</a>

One of the little-known facts about McDonald's in the UK is that its record on animal welfare is quite good.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/spending-powe-3.html">Spending power: Is McDonald's kind to animals?</a>

One of the little-known facts about McDonald's in the UK is that its record on animal welfare is quite good.

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Dear Virginia, My five-year-old son has a best friend who often comes round for tea or a sleepover. My problem is his mother, who asks my son back in return. I am nervous of letting him go. She has a large 'tame' dog and the children are allowed to roll around with it. She feeds them piles of junk food, and also has a swimming pool, which is unfenced. Plus, I'm not so sure how vigilant she is when kids are around. Am I being over-cautious? Yours sincerely, Catrina

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The McLibel Two were back in court again yesterday. It was phase four of their 10-year battle with the fast-food giant McDonald's, which they see as the apotheosis of the evils of global capitalism.

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