PETA Terrifies Children With 'Unhappy Meals'
Yesterday at a McDonald's in Albany, NY, PETA terrified children by handing out "Unhappy Meals." Inside the box: a bloodied rubber chicken, a packet of ketchup blood, a "McCruelty" t-shirt wrapped up in a blood-splattered chicken sandwich box, and a cardboard cutout of a knife-wielding Ronald McDonald.
One of the customers who brought her son to McDonald's for lunch said, "I don't want my son to be around something like this. This is not fair for a child," reported Fox 23 News.
Trying to rationalize it, the organization said in a press release: "If kids knew how unhappy the chickens who are killed for Happy Meals really are, they'd lose their lunch."
PETA's attention-grabbing stunts are sometimes smartly-executed parodies (see the "rejected" Super Bowl ad or the gory Cooking Mama-knockoff flash game as examples), but is it really necessary to emotionally abuse kids and give them nightmares all in the name of improving animal welfare?