Friday, February 25, 2005

Roadkill Overkill?
Apparently, Road kill candy angers animal rights activists: "The fruity-flavored Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy -- in shapes of partly flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels -- fosters cruelty toward animals, according to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
'It sends the wrong message to children, that it's OK to harm animals. And that's the wrong message, especially from a so-called wholesome corporation like Kraft,' said society spokesman Matthew Stanton."


No, Matt, it sends the message that it's funny when animals have already been harmed—preferably if they are in a tasty gummi form.

Furthermore, that this objection is getting national press coverage saddens me.

1 comment:

Me said...

Where has the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals been all these years? I've been biting the heads off of animal crakers for decades! Not to mention gummi bears and worms that I've chewed on. These people need to lighten up or at least pick a battle they can win.