Nabisco animal crackers freed after PETA protests packaging

PETA is setting its sights on food packaging now.

After 116 years of the same packaging, Nabisco has redesigned the classic animal crackers container to appease the animal rights group. Back in 2016, PETA pointed out to Nabisco that “circuses often beat, shock, chain and whip  animals to intimidate them into performing tricks. Other cruel practices include tearing baby animals away from their mothers and keeping animals in cages and chains.” (USA TODAY)

PETA is happy the edible animals have been freed from their cages, stating “The new box for Barnum’s Animal Crackers perfectly reflects that our society no longer tolerates the caging and chaining of wild animals for circus shows,” PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman said. “PETA is celebrating this redesign, just as we’ve celebrated the end of Ringling Bros. circus and the introduction of animal-circus bans across the U.S.”

Not sure about you, but I’ve never paid any attention to the fact that the animals were depicted as being caged on the original packaging. In fact, I find animal crackers to be pretty gross tasting.

This is such a waste of time and shows how we as Americans focus on some pretty ridiculous things we call problems.

Here are a few of the best Twitter reactions to the news that Nabisco has freed its animal crackers.



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