This is one of those “signs of the coming apocalypse” or at the very least proof that people really have to get a life. Do you remember those Barnum Animals Crackers? Those tasty butter cookies that came in their own little box with a handle that kids have been eating for over a century? Well by eating them as kids and giving them to our kids as parents (while first taking a few for ourselves), we’ve been horrible people who have been mean to animals! Look at the box below. Can’t you see that those poor animal-shaped morsels are in cages? How Cruel!
But don’t worry the people that don’t have a real life over at PETA have fixed the problem. At last, after over 100 years, the folks that make Barnum’s Animal Crackers brand cookies have taken the cartoon cages off their box and are now depicting the animals “running free.”
I know what you are saying. You are scratching your heads and wondering if someone’s had a liquid lunch.
For years, now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have been trying to force the cookie company to get rid of the ages-old drawings of cartoon animals in cages and redesign the package to show the animals running free. PETA is the animal rights group famous for its ads showing sexy naked women wearing telling people not to wear fur:
To be totally honest, as a red-blooded American man I agree with those ads. I too would prefer those women go naked rather than wear fur.
PETA is also famous for the being the animal rights group that kills about 90% of the animals that show up at their shelters.
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Apparently, PETA has at long last won its war against cartoon cages.
According to ABC News:
After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free.
Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum’s Animals crackers in response to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PETA, which has been protesting the use of animals in circuses for more than 30 years, wrote a letter to Mondelez in the spring of 2016 calling for a redesign.
“Given the egregious cruelty inherent in circuses that use animals and the public’s swelling opposition to the exploitation of animals used for entertainment, we urge Nabisco to update its packaging in order to show animals who are free to roam in their natural habitats,” PETA said in its letter.
The original design for Barnum’s Animal Crackers comes from the Barnum and Bailey Circus. 102 years ago the Barnum-branded animal cookies were created to capitalize on the famed American circus, and the cartoon drawing of caged animals has been a feature ever since. Because, you know, it was a circus treat! And, you know, a circus uses cages.
In fact, PETA brags about how it single-handedly brought down Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Gee, they don’t like children to have fun, no circus, and no cookies, how else are they trying to destroy the lives of our youths?
Of course, PETA has also succeeded in ending the traveling circus tradition in the U.S., too, so perhaps at some point, it does make sense to end the circus tie with the cookies. After all, no one will ever see a circus again thanks to PETA, and the theme of the cookies now makes no sense to the kids who are the product’s target customers.
Still, it is just another example of how destructive liberals are. All liberalism offers is the destruction and deconstruction of our history. They even hate cookies.
And does it really matter that PETA is trying to make people become vegan, and now stands behind a product where little kids are eating animals?
PETA has another ad where they say feeding kids meat is child abuse. Which reminds me, I need to light the barbecue so I can abuse my kids with a nice juicy steak.