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PETA Serves Bloody ‘Un-Happy Meals’

From the Albany, NY Fox affiliate WXXA-DT:

Unhappy Meals

8/06

Around noon today, people coming to McDonald’s for lunch found "unhappy meals." Inside the box they found a bloody rubber chicken, packet of ketchup blood, knife-wielding Ronald McDonald, and a tee-shirt. PETA said it was all part of a bigger message.

"McDonald’s, I’m hating it? McCruelty, I’m hating it," read Stephaine Gipson, a mother from Albany bringing her son to McDonald’s for lunch.

Shocked consumers received many "unhappy meals" from PETA today. The group said they want people to know where their money’s going.

"We’re asking McDonald’s to switch to controlled atmosphere killing which their own research has shown would be far less cruel for the birds," said Kristina Addington, from PETA.

In a statement, McDonald’s said it expects the humane treatment of animals. But continued with the statement that said, "there is no conclusive scientific consensus that one practice is better than the other."

Right now, McDonald’s said United States suppliers don’t often use the method. That’s why PETA said it’s up to McDonald’s, the largest chicken seller in the country, to make the push. Though customers heard the message today, not all were happy with PETA’s delivery.

"I don’t want my son to be around something like this. This is not fair for a child," said Gipson.

"I think it’s unhappy that they target children," said Michelle Natale of Ballston Spa.

"Kids deserve to know the truth, lets give them some credit, they’ve seen worse in movies and video games," said Addington.

Some consumers agreed. They said they’ll think twice.

"Look at these chickens, it’s sad, and I love animals," said Shanice Taylor and Precious Gilmore, both from Albany.

The McDonald’s in Albany is not the only one PETA is targeting. They said it’s a national campaign aimed at the corporate offices. They also said they will be in Vermont this week.

This story is a couple of days old, but we couldn’t resist it.

Once again, we find that it’s the local stations that get all of the great stories.

"We’re asking McDonald’s to switch to controlled atmosphere killing which their own research has shown would be far less cruel for the birds," said Kristina Addington, from PETA.

As we have noted previously, one of the first pieces of legislation enacted under the new Chancellor Adolf Hitler, was a law detailing how lobsters were to be killed by boiling them in a pot. Supposedly research had found that this was the most humane way to cook them.

Not that there are any parallels between those times and ours.

Obviously there are none at all, now that the Nazi Bush regime has been removed.

(Thanks to BillK for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “PETA Serves Bloody ‘Un-Happy Meals’”

  1. BillK says:

    Our friends at PETA are at it again.

    From WXXA in Albany, NY:

    Unhappy Meals

    Around noon today, people coming to McDonald’s for lunch found “unhappy meals.” Inside the box they found a bloody rubber chicken, packet of ketchup blood, knife-wielding Ronald McDonald, and a tee-shirt. PETA said it was all part of a bigger message.

    “McDonald’s, I’m hating it? McCruelty, I’m hating it,” read Stephaine Gipson, a mother from Albany bringing her son to McDonald’s for lunch.

    Shocked consumers received many “unhappy meals” from PETA today. The group said they want people to know where their money’s going.

    “We’re asking McDonald’s to switch to controlled atmosphere killing which their own research has shown would be far less cruel for the birds,” said Kristina Addington, from PETA.

    In a statement, McDonald’s said it expects the humane treatment of animals. But continued with the statement that said, “there is no conclusive scientific consensus that one practice is better than the other.”

    Right now, McDonald’s said United States suppliers don’t often use the method. That’s why PETA said it’s up to McDonald’s, the largest chicken seller in the country, to make the push. Though customers heard the message today, not all were happy with PETA’s delivery.

    “I don’t want my son to be around something like this. This is not fair for a child,” said Gipson.

    “I think it’s unhappy that they target children,” said Michelle Natale of Ballston Spa.

    Kids deserve to know the truth, lets give them some credit, they’ve seen worse in movies and video games,” said Addington. …

    http://www.fox23news.com/news/local/story/Unhappy-Meals/urPSh2vPH024usbJv2W3-Q.cspx

    Yet protesters carrying photos of what fetuses actually look like at the age abortion clinics are destroying them is somehow an affront to humanity.

    • jobeth says:

      That happened here. Pro life had large posters of an aborted fetus during a protest outside a clinic.

      Pro abortionist cried fowl, they were offended!…. and the poster had to come down.

      Not half as much as the unborn infant they just killed!

      If I were McDonalds….I’d slap a nice large suit on them for misusing copyrighted and trademarked material. A liable suit seems in order as well. Mc Ds has much deeper pockets than Peta…Might deplete some of their funds and slow them down a bit.

  2. Confucius says:

    How did PETA switch out the meals?

    Don’t they know tampering with food is illegal?

    Rubber chicken is poisonous, you know.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “Looks like chicken …. tastes like rubber”
      It’s only poisonous if it has “Made in China” stamped with lead based paint on its’ butt.

      Hasn’t PETA exceeded their carbon foot print for the decade?

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Thought that very thing as well, Confucious! What’s PETA doing handling the food at McDonalds?

      They got clipped big time when the chick spilled her coffee in her lap – imagine the suit from some little curtain climber that’s been traumatized by this knife wielding Ronald McDonald and bloody Happy Meal!

      PETA – People Eating Tasty Animals

      And this mindless mom .. ““McDonald’s, I’m hating it? McCruelty, I’m hating it,” read Stephaine Gipson, a mother from Albany bringing her son to McDonald’s for lunch.”

      The young Gipson is being raised by the village idiot!

      Message to phony mom: If you’re hating McDonalds – get off your lazy arse and whip something up at home for lunch, ya dingey!

  3. proreason says:

    Whatever PETA does is ok, as long as they don’t violate the rules of civil discourse:
    – no mobs of grannies
    – no swastikas with x’s through them
    – no drowning out the Connie Barkers while they read their pre-prepared lies
    – no arriving early to take front-row seats from Union thugs.
    – no questions
    – no reading proposed legislation and repeating the words
    – no playing videos of the Con Artist Barker’s expired lies
    – no repeating what the Con Artist said yesterday
    – no statistics
    – no data
    – no opposition

  4. Helena says:

    Excellent point, Confucius. How’d they do that? And “controlled atmosphere killing”? I looked it up in Wikipedia:

    Controlled Atmosphere Killing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlled_Atmosphere_Killing

    and it sure sounds like a new and more efficient gas chamber.

  5. bousquem says:

    I’m wondering if they targeted all the McDonalds or just some of them. I can think of at least 3 in a short area that might have PETA being arrested or shot at. 1 is in a really bad neighborhood with alot of people who like their fast food, another near a really crappy neighborhood, and one in the plaza that is underneath the state house. I think the state police and US marshalls offices are just a couple offices over from that food court too. I’d probably be getting the cops if I ordered food and got the PETA ‘surprise’ instead. The nutty tree huggers probably think it’s okay to steal others food they paid for and give them something that is going to mentally traumatize the kids and be a choking hazard with those plastic nuggets.

  6. VMAN says:

    I think they should just let all food animals die of old age. They may be a bit tough but it would be so much more humane. Ah can anybody tell me why McDonalds shouldn’t sure PETA into non existence?

  7. canary says:

    bousquem I’m with you. PETA put’s animals before children. I did not let my son do and watch such things at a young age, and still censor. And even in older children it would be unexpected, and made to look real. The schools are having children read violent, explicit storys and books, and I was once told the same b.s. that I’m sure your child has seen worse on tv.
    Parents should be able to monitor their children, not the schools, and not PETA’s cruelty to children.
    Now our President is telling the globe some Americans are afraid of Canada’s boogey man, that and his beer fest. He just keeps lowering the bar. Bad enough
    what Bill Clinton did in the oval office. What is Obama teaching our youth. Be violent and then discuss it over a beer. He is still living the rebellious life he sought out to live. Voilence grew worse in Chicago thanks to Obama. And he is promoting
    hostility and division in this country. Divide and conquer. What goes around comes around.

  8. Chuckk says:

    PETA = People Embarrassing the Tidewater Area (Their headquarters is in Norfolk)

    PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals

  9. stuntcock says:

    might i question this claim, “That’s why PETA said it’s up to McDonald’s, the largest chicken seller in the country”, really, reeeeally, i mean reeeeeeeeeeeally, i know statistically there are more mcdonalds on the road than there are manhole covers, but are they the LARGEST tortured chicken seller in the country. i mean i work for a lot of restaurants and i have seen their walk in freezers and they don’t appear to have a ton of chick nugs in them or bird burgers, as compared to kuwaitee fried chicken(yes they do have KFCs in kuwait, i thought it was the funniest thing). i mean a whole chain of massive buckets of deep fried pine boobys can’t beat some Mcchicky nugs, come on, i think the undernourished folks petas G A O are not crunching their numbers like i do some extra crispy, or is this an over-inflated ploy to attempt an emotional tug on the heart strings of the american public by tossing out an incendiary false claim because peta already tried to go after the #1 chicken murders(from my recollection in their pitiful anemic low in protein and unhealthy transparent vegitarian skin way and got spanked. fyi they can’t tug on my heart strings, because all mine are covered in bbq pork drippins) oh but maybe mcdonalds took the #1 spot of companies they haven’t had kick their saggy pale hypocritical bug murders with their hybrid car windshield asses yet. peta=hippies with too much time on their hands.

  10. gipper says:

    The following video shows murderous fowls annihilating scores of invertebrates with their bone crushing beaks. Poor, helpless victims. PETA, will you come to their defense?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46xny74Y8t0


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