The McLibel Case and Animal Rights, by David Wolfson
Published by Active Distribution, 40 pages. A5 size booklet (N4180P1)
McDonald's Corporation v Steel & Morris (Better known as 'the McLibel Trial'), was an English lawsuit filed by the burger chain McDonald's against two British environmental activists - Helen Steel and David Morris. Steel and Morris had helped write and publish a small pamphlet critical of the company, and the original case lasted ten years, making it the longest-running court action in English history! This booklet examines the McLibel case in relation to Animal Rights.
From the introduction: On June 19th, 1997, the longest case in the history of the English court system finally concluded. This case... was known throughout the world as McLibel. It was so convoluted that the judge took two hours to read a summary of the verdict. An unlikely legal battle, it pitted two defendants who together earned an annual income of around $12,000 agaisnt McDonald's, a global fast food chain capialized at around $30 billion. The defendants represented themselves pro se, while McDonald's spent over $16 million on its legal representation.
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The rear side cover has been clipped across the bottom left hand corner