Liberals and animal rights wackos across the world are rejoicing over their latest big, big victory. 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 what the heck is going on?
Well, you may recall that for all of your life, the cartoon animal drawings on the Animal Crackers box were seen in cages. But, 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.
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Apparently, PTEA 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.
Of course, PETA ha also succeeded is destroying 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.
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