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Mitchman
August 8th, 2009, 06:43 AM
Kids hoping to grab a Happy Meal from McDonald's might end up with PETA's (http://www.peta.org/) Unhappy Meal (http://www.mccruelty.com/unhappyMeal.aspx) instead.

The animal rights organization lifted its moratorium on the McCruelty Campaign this year and since June has distributed Chicken McCruelty (http://www.mccruelty.com/) Unhappy Meals to McDonald's customers outside about a dozen restaurants around the country.

"McDonald's (http://www.mcdonalds.com/) markets its food to children by packaging it in brightly colored boxes with toys," Lindsay Rajt, a spokeswoman for PETA, tells Slashfood. "But most kids really love animals, and if they knew that McDonald's suppliers were breaking the wings and legs of gentle animals like chickens, I think that you'd have to drag kids into McDonald's kicking and screaming."

The campaign, though, has parents "hatin' it."

A PETA protest of a McDonald's in Albany, N.Y., upset parents on Thursday, WXXA-TV (http://www.fox23news.com/news/local/story/Unhappy-Meals/urPSh2vPH024usbJv2W3-Q.cspx) reports.

"I don't want my son to be around something like this," parent Stephanie Gipson told the station. "This is not fair for a child."

But Rajt says children have seen worse things than PETA's Unhappy Meal, which comes "stained with blood" and containing a bloody rubber chicken, a cutout of a knife-wielding Ronald McDonald, photos of mutilated animals and a Chicken McCruelty T-shirt.

"Kids deserve to be told the truth and we really do need to give them credit," she says. "The bottom line is that they've really seen much worse in movies and videogames, and we all know that kids empathize with animals."

McDonald's told Slashfood that it expects the humane treatment of animals from its suppliers.

Our goal has always been to lead the industry by bringing about improvements in animal welfare including rigorous, ongoing audits of our suppliers' facilities.

"McDonald's works with leading independent animal welfare experts and makes decisions based upon science to promote continuous improvement in animal welfare as part of our broader sustainable supply chain initiatives," Bob Langert, McDonald's vice president of corporate social responsibility, says in a statement to Slashfood.

"McDonald's continues to support our chicken suppliers' use of both controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) and electrical stunning. There is no conclusive scientific consensus that one practice is better than the other, however, we recognize that in either method, good management practices are critical," he says. "It is also important to note that in the U.S., there are no large-scale chicken producers that currently use the CAS method, therefore demands to purchase chickens from this method to meet McDonald's supply needs are not viable."

PETA says it worked with McDonald's behind the scenes from 2000 to February 2009 before it re-instituted its McCruelty campaign. A PETA protest was expected Friday afternoon at a restaurant in South Burlington, Vt.
Source. (http://www.slashfood.com/2009/08/07/peta-unhappy-meals-targeting-kids?icid=webmail%7Cwbml-aol%7Cdl1%7Clink5%7Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.slashfood.com%2F2009%2F08%2F07%2Fpeta-unhappy-meals-targeting-kids)
So yeah. The pic? Oh its glorious:
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.slashfood.com/media/2009/08/080709-unhappy.jpg
Wehay lets scare the kiddies!

Rokusasu
August 8th, 2009, 07:03 AM
It won't achieve much, save instilling clown-phobia into a few kids.

Counterfeit
August 8th, 2009, 07:20 AM
Haha, I love the packaging. xD

.Seth
August 8th, 2009, 07:24 AM
Packaging lols. That's something Peta does that I like. xD
Now I wonder how they got the right to slander McDonald's mascot? Hmm... :\

Freestyle Farfetch'd
August 8th, 2009, 07:31 AM
As a moderate advocate of animal welfare, I find PETA and their shock tactics pretty sickening to be honest. The parents are right - this isn't fair on children, and targeting impressionable young minds to indoctrine them in PETA's overbearing brand of animal activism is morally bankrupt. The way I see it, PETA care less about the cause of animal welfare itself and simply use it as a cause that they can be unified over. Something they can protest about. It's something for them to rant about, rather than something they honestly care about.

Of course, everyone will have joined them for different reasons, but I find the motives of their leadership questionable at best, and their conflicting and impractical ideals are just crazy. (Advocating zero domestication, not keeping any pets, etc.)

I'll admit to being a little biased by having seen the Bulls*** episode about PETA. =p Although the program is of course terribly one sided, it did bring up some interesting facts about the orginization and their somewhat thoughtless protesting.

Forever
August 8th, 2009, 07:35 AM
That packaging is amazingly hilarious.

... But animals get treated worse in other ways besides what McDonalds does? XD;

Shem
August 8th, 2009, 07:43 AM
PETA never ceases to amaze me. Just when I think they can't look anymore like a bunch of asses, they do something like this.

PETA is a joke.

Weatherman, Kiyoshi
August 8th, 2009, 07:57 AM
PETA's Unhappy Meal, which comes "stained with blood" and containing a bloody rubber chicken, a cutout of a knife-wielding Ronald McDonald, photos of mutilated animals and a Chicken McCruelty T-shirt.

Well PETA, looks like you hit a new low.
Giving innocent children Rubber chickens coaxed with fake blood,
Destroying a clown's reputation,
and handing away free anti-McDonald's T-Shirts.

*Claps*

Congratulations, You won the outward "I'm Giving Children Nightmares" award. It seems that you're the new Boogie Men of our time.

Maybe you can actually help your cause for once?

Trap-Eds
August 8th, 2009, 08:27 AM
These PETA people have no lives.
I just hope they don't go bagging on Pokemon....

.Seth
August 8th, 2009, 08:32 AM
These PETA people have no lives.
I just hope they don't go bagging on Pokemon....
Yeah, because we're totally not squeezing them into little metal balls and expecting them to KO each other.
XD

I swear, every time I look at that packaging..XD

Yamikarasu
August 8th, 2009, 08:35 AM
These PETA people have no lives.
I just hope they don't go bagging on Pokemon....

OMG POKEMON = COCKFIGHTING!!!11!!

I think PETA has done some good things in the past, but if they weren't so "extremist" they wouldn't be seen as such a joke now.

I still think their "Sea Kittens" campaign was the funniest so far.

Graceful
August 8th, 2009, 08:40 AM
PETA's Unhappy Meal, which comes "stained with blood" and containing a bloody rubber chicken, a cutout of a knife-wielding Ronald McDonald, photos of mutilated animals and a Chicken McCruelty T-shirt.

Well PETA, looks like you hit a new low.
Giving innocent children Rubber chickens coaxed with fake blood,
Destroying a clown's reputation,
and handing away free anti-McDonald's T-Shirts.

*Claps*

Congratulations, You won the outward "I'm Giving Children Nightmares" award. It seems that you're the new Boogie Men of our time.

Maybe you can actually help your cause for once?

That'll just scare me. Why would they do that to children? I'll just make them go off meat and become a veggie. Which will become bad for all of the butchers out there! Stupid PETA!

Zorua
August 8th, 2009, 08:43 AM
Why am I not surprised? o.o

Eh, let PETA fail. I doubt they're going to do much damage to McD's anyway. Love their attempt though lol, it's hilarious.

McDonald's burgers are like Krabby Patties to children. They won't let go of it once they've tried it. :3 Not even PETA.

BowtiePenguin
August 8th, 2009, 08:44 AM
PETA is such a joke, I won't even bother bagging on them. I just have this to say: Chickens are not gentle animals. Chickens are demented hellbeasts that take over the barn and the surrounding area in neatly planned, concentric circles.

(Can you tell that I was raised on a chicken farm and am a bit bitter about it?)

[Edit] Also, if I took my kid to McDonald's and PETA shoved all their bloody propaganda in their face, I'd raise unholy Hell. Don't they have any ethics? o.o;

Idiot!
August 8th, 2009, 08:49 AM
So, it isn't okay to murder chickens, but absolutely acceptable to scare the living daylight out of children? Children are animals too, you know. Some act like they are.

Graceful
August 8th, 2009, 08:59 AM
[Peta? Epic Fail!]
Well we are animals. Animals kill animals to survive,It's called a food chain! [Unless your a veggie]

BowtiePenguin
August 8th, 2009, 09:02 AM
[Peta? Epic Fail!]
Well we are animals. Animals kill animals to survive,It's called a food chain! [Unless your a veggie]
And since vegetables are alive, it's still ending something's life to prolong your own.

Zorua
August 8th, 2009, 09:04 AM
And since vegetables are alive, it's still ending something's life to prolong your own.

You would be a good prosecutor against PETA by destroying them with just this point. :3

BowtiePenguin
August 8th, 2009, 09:06 AM
You would be a good prosecutor against PETA by destroying them with just this point. :3
Thank you, but I've tried that same line on other forums and they've discarded it. >>; Something about plants not feeling pain.

Zorua
August 8th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Thank you, but I've tried that same line on other forums and they've discarded it. >>; Something about plants not feeling pain.


Well, they don't really have a face, how could they show it? x3

- Credit goes to my bf. :D

We need to think deeper than that, now. :3

Graceful
August 8th, 2009, 09:10 AM
But a plants still alive!!!

ReyRey-Pyon
August 8th, 2009, 09:11 AM
Oh PETA, You never cease to amuse me :>

Only thing they'll succeed in in giving children nightmares , and making them afraid of clowns ._.
Just because kids play bloody video games doesn't mean they won't get scared ****less from mutilated chicken pictures and knife wielding clown
clowns are creepy enough as it is dammit D:<

Thank you, but I've tried that same line on other forums and they've discarded it. >>; Something about plants not feeling pain.


orly?
Well we don't exactly know that :>
They can't show the paaaiiin o:
poor plants u_u

BowtiePenguin
August 8th, 2009, 09:14 AM
Oh PETA, You never cease to amuse me :>

Only thing they'll succeed in in giving children nightmares , and making them afraid of clowns ._.
Just because kids play bloody video games doesn't mean they won't get scared ****less from mutilated chicken pictures and knife wielding clown
clowns are creepy enough as it is dammit D:<




orly?
Well we don't exactly know that :>
Yeah, I know. I think it's a stupid argument... a cop-out, really. But you can't argue with fanatics. I don't think it matters though, if you're going to kill and eat plants, it's about the same as killing and eating animals. Either way, something's dead.

daigonite
August 8th, 2009, 09:29 AM
PETA, you are so full of yourself I just can't help but laugh out loud.

So we should stop tigers, lions, wolves, bears, fish, sharks, cats, eagles, toucans, alligators, snakes, badgers, foxes, and animals that I don't even know about stop eating meat because they're "killing life"? Welcome to the circle of life, PETA. Enjoy your stay.

Then again, that clown creeped me out anyhow. So it may not be that big of a deal anyhow.

Graceful
August 8th, 2009, 09:31 AM
Most of these posts just make me laugh! PETA I have two words for you -
Epic Fail

daigonite
August 8th, 2009, 09:34 AM
Most of these posts just make me laugh! PETA I have two words for you -
Eat Chicken
Fixed for better response.

Cassino
August 8th, 2009, 09:56 AM
PETA are simply RL trolls.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 9th, 2009, 06:53 PM
^I agree with you
I think killing plants is wrong, but I don't make a campaign about it


:t354:TG

bit.trip void
August 9th, 2009, 06:56 PM
God, the packaging is awesome.

sanny the hedgehog
August 9th, 2009, 06:57 PM
god D###mit!!!
god gave us animals for food!!! (and entertainment)
so thats we should we do then go all vegan
NO I WILL NEVER DO THAT!
its all surrvival or the fittest
and were at the top of the food chain
its a eat-or-be-eaten world
and were just doing whats better for us.

Feign
August 9th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Unfortunately, children are uneducated. They seem to not realize where the meat they eat, comes from. Thus if the child knew PETA's message would be old news. I think it's a good idea if they wake the parents and children up to what they are really eating. Some people take too much stuff for granted...

I remember a TV reality show that were kids surviving on their own. And one of their rewards was a live chicken. Nearly all the members were scared to help in the prospect of having to kill it. Aside from two or three members who were somewhat used to this kind of thing.

I know it's hard to say it's hypocritical, but I mean, if you eat meat, and think the act of killing the animal is wrong... Well there is a bit of a conflict there.

lx_theo
August 9th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Unfortunately, children are uneducated. They seem to not realize where the meat they eat, comes from. Thus if the child knew PETA's message would be old news. I think it's a good idea if they wake the parents and children up to what they are really eating. Some people take too much stuff for granted...

I remember a TV reality show that were kids surviving on their own. And one of their rewards was a live chicken. Nearly all the members were scared to help in the prospect of having to kill it. Aside from two or three members who were somewhat used to this kind of thing.

I know it's hard to say it's hypocritical, but I mean, if you eat meat, and think the act of killing the animal is wrong... Well there is a bit of a conflict there.

There lots of incidents throughout any persons life that involve unliked actions to reach wanted goals. For example, the common idea that work comes before success. If you enjoy work, then good for you. If you enjoy killing chickens, then, uh.... good for you?


Though if you have the opportunity to take a short cut, most people will take it.

Gumball Watterson
August 9th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Damn, that box is awesome.

I'm still gonna eat McNuggets so sorry Peta, you fail.

If you keep pissing off Ronald McDonald he's gonna eat you all.

http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/uploads/remoteimages/3076706-1138.jpg

And don't get me started on the Burger King, He will appear if you make me say "The 'E' Word"

Feign
August 9th, 2009, 08:48 PM
There lots of incidents throughout any persons life that involve unliked actions to reach wanted goals. For example, the common idea that work comes before success. If you enjoy work, then good for you. If you enjoy killing chickens, then, uh.... good for you?


Though if you have the opportunity to take a short cut, most people will take it.

It's unfortunate though, how in humanity's history, the easy route seems to have been the route taken by the majority, as opposed to the right route. This is in regardless to other factors. That if you truly believed something was wrong, that one should act upon it.

Shem
August 9th, 2009, 08:50 PM
And don't get me started on the Burger King, He will appear if you make me say "The 'E' Word"

Oh jeeze, the Burging King guy is scary as it is, I would LOVE to see what PETA can do to that guy after seeing this!

Gymnotide
August 10th, 2009, 01:03 AM
I don't eat anything other than french fries at McDonalds anyway.

Feign
August 10th, 2009, 08:17 AM
I don't eat anything other than french fries at McDonalds anyway.

Can I scare you away from those too? XD

Sodium oxide(?) pyrpphosphate. That's what is in the fries, and if I remember correctly it is the same industrial ingredient that is also used to clean and otherwise shine metal finishings. As a food, it is used as a preservative and food enhancer.

The Kidd
August 10th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Can I scare you away from those too? XD

Sodium oxide(?) pyrpphosphate. That's what is in the fries, and if I remember correctly it is the same industrial ingredient that is also used to clean and otherwise shine metal finishings. As a food, it is used as a preservative and food enhancer.


Sodium oxide pyrophosphate is delicious!!

Seems to me they are doing this just for attention. I would love to see them target Chik-Fil-A

Cherrim
August 10th, 2009, 09:47 AM
PETA, you are so full of yourself I just can't help but laugh out loud.

So we should stop tigers, lions, wolves, bears, fish, sharks, cats, eagles, toucans, alligators, snakes, badgers, foxes, and animals that I don't even know about stop eating meat because they're "killing life"? Welcome to the circle of life, PETA. Enjoy your stay.
God, I know. And they don't even kill their prey in a humane way! They just, you know, chomp down and ouch it's dead. Some of them even poison their victim so it dies slowly! It's absolute deplorable!

lol PETA. :( I wonder if they think anyone takes them seriously? Though I suppose some people must because otherwise they'd have no money for this marketing BS.

.little monster
August 10th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Oh PETA, what a bunch of hypocrites.

@Erica: I doubt anyone does. Sometimes I wonder..are they doing this on purpose or do they really have 2 brain cells?

IceSage
August 10th, 2009, 09:55 AM
I honestly believe PETA is a horrible organization, and always have. They're listed in some government organizations at terrorist groups, as their tactics are so shocking and unnecessary. They're trying to scare an manipulate people to think a certain way, and the way they do.

It's up to each individual person to figure out if they think eating animals is wrong or not. There's a difference between livestock and animal abuse. Scaring children into thinking that eating meat is wrong because "CRAZY RONALD IS CUTTING THEM TO PIECES" isn't going to solve the problem.

Kura
August 10th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Looks fake to me. Do you think the company would allow another company to infiltrate its system?
And boiling chickens alive? Oh come off it. Seriously. That's just so fake it's ridiculous.

And people broil lobsters alive and no one ever says anything bad about it.. sooo... why is this so sudden?

IceSage
August 10th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Looks fake to me. Do you think the company would allow another company to infiltrate its system?
And boiling chickens alive? Oh come off it. Seriously. That's just so fake it's ridiculous.

And people broil lobsters alive and no one ever says anything bad about it.. sooo... why is this so sudden?

Wait, what in particular do you think is fake? PETA does this kind of stuff all the time.

bubblewrap
August 10th, 2009, 02:46 PM
I think the idea is really dumb; all they'll do is get some kids afraid of clowns. Seriously, if I was five and someone handed that out to me, I'd be scared of clowns for life. D;

Patchy
August 10th, 2009, 03:36 PM
In my opinion, PETA need to stop shoving things like this down people's throats. They are polite when you ask them questions, but the world is unfair, and they can't change everything. The videos on their site are..disturbing.

Though, I do care about animals and it is wrong to harm them in ways such as those, but children don't need to know until they're a little bit older than twelve, y'know?

twocows
August 10th, 2009, 05:18 PM
stuff
This. Also, I'd recommend checking out the Penn & Teller: ********! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_&_Teller:_Bulls***%21) episode on PETA. Seriously, PETA is crazy.

EDIT: I lol'd at the censor. It's the name of the show. Updated it. :/

Timbjerr
August 10th, 2009, 06:40 PM
I don't know what's funnier, the fact that PETA is now trying to pander towards the "young child" demographic, or the fact they they're failing miserably. XD

Either way, there's nothing funnier than watching self-righteous interest groups shoot themselves in the foot for attention.

*returns to eating his Big Mac*

Miss Soupy
August 10th, 2009, 10:12 PM
D:
Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I were an innocent six year old that happened to chance upon one of those boxes with the frightening imagery, the first thing I'd do would beg my guardian not to take me to McDonalds.
And then ask to be taken to Burger King or Wendy's instead. :D

Ah, but I do think that the age group that these meals are aiming at particularly are too young to make a big decision like vegetarianism.
This is just nightmare fuel.
And little six year old will toss and turn in bed at night, afraid that Ronald McDonald is creeping outside their window.

lolno, but about PETA;
Sea kittens.