PETA's Bloody 'Unhappy Meals' Making Parents Angry
Tuesday , August 11, 2009
"Unhappy Meals" featuring a knife-wielding Ronald McDonald and bloody rubber chickens are upsetting parents who say the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are unfairly targeting their kids at McDonald's restaurants across the country.
PETA's "McCruelty Campaign" has ruffled the feathers of moms and dads in Albany who say they don't want their kids exposed to any throat-slitting chickens or pictures of slaughtered poultry.
"I don't want my son to be around something like this. This is not fair for a child," Stephaine Gipson told FOX23 News in Albany.
"I think it's unhappy that they target children," said parent Michelle Natale.
But the animal rights activists say kids are jaded enough by television and video games to handle the carnographic images, and intend to continue their campaign pressuring McDonald's to use more humane means of killing chickens.
"I think children and adults deserve to be told the truth — and that's that behind Ronald McDonald's smile is cruelty to animals," said PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt. Read More
When you have a group like PETA that isn’t based on principles of decency, morals or values, then it probably doesn’t bother them to attack toddlers with their propaganda. To suggest that all kids are subjected to violence on TV and video games as a defense on their tactics is beyond unbelievable. That isn’t up to them to decide. If your group has to use a bloody chicken costume on toddlers in order to gain support, there is a strong chance that you have fallen out of the mainstream.