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.
Nobody tell PETA what happens to the animal crackers once a kid opens the box… https://t.co/TUrAsyi5gQ
— Melissa Jordan (@mjjordan7) August 21, 2018
— Guitar Guy In Minnesota (@drinkingstrange) August 21, 2018
“Tragically, the lion devoured the zebra and the elephant trampled 17 onlookers shortly after being freed, prompting a reminder as to why the animals had been in cages in the first place.”#animalcrackers #AnimalRights #PETA https://t.co/pDNDU3aiko
— Dustin Moore, MS, RD (@theamericanrd) August 21, 2018
I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t really feel that safe anymore with all of these animal crackers just roaming free without cages
— Adam Patrick (@Str8_Cash_Homey) August 21, 2018