I’m working at home and have NPR in the background. They’re going on with the typical things that make our world headlines… Trump, sanctions, the EU, Russian hackers, Iran, blah blah blah.
I have a look at Google News to make sure nobody’s blown anybody else up since I last plugged into the Internet. I see that the animal crackers have finally been set free. Finally some news I can get excited about.
Animal crackers’ animals “freed” as boxes get new look
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 after relenting 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.
PS- Neither picture is mine.
Lewis · Aug 21, 2018 at 8:53 am
Heard recently, “if I go on a vegan diet, can I still eat animal crackers?”
keamoose · Aug 21, 2018 at 10:05 am
I was vaguely confused all the way to the last line: “Canadian boxes already had a different design and aren’t affected.” 🤣
tcr! · Aug 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm
You guys have all the good toys.