Road kill candy angers animal rights activists




 
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Boots
 
February 25th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Road kill candy angers animal rights activists


Some people have way too much time on their hands

Road kill candy angers animal rights activists
Kraft: 'We didn't mean to offend anyone'
Friday, February 25, 2005 CNN

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) -- Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars -- complete with tire treads.

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.

The society is considering petition drives, boycotts and letter-writing campaigns to get the candy pulled from the market, Stanton said.

After receiving a complaint from the NJSPCA Wednesday, Kraft officials pulled an animated advertisement from Trolli's Web site that featured car headlights and animals.

No other decisions on changes have been made, said Kraft spokesman Larry Baumann.

"If you look across the Gummi category we certainly have many products that are offbeat, and that's what we were doing in this case," Baumann said. "We didn't mean to offend anyone."

February 25th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
LOL I think its a good Idea, plus I have a sweet tooth for that candy
February 25th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Man I'm gonna have to look for some before it goes bye bye.
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Boots
February 26th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Can they really take it off the market?
February 26th, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
I need to find some also. If those animal activities have their way it can be.
February 26th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
what happaned to freedom of expression?
February 26th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
It only applies to leftist ideology. No one told you?
February 26th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Leftist? Hmm, well I am one ignorant immigrant. Would that be the Demmy's or the repub's?
February 26th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
78 cents at wal-mart. Kraft said that they will stop production of them, so get em while you can.

I never knew road kill tasted so good
February 26th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Roadkill always tastes good (especially fast food at 65 mph )