Skip to Main Content

Ronald McDonald Gets What’s Coming to Him …

Written by PETA | April 1, 2009

If you’ve kept up with our campaigns, you’re well aware of the horrors of the factory farms and slaughterhouses that supply chickens to greasy fast-food joints such as KFC and McDonald’s. After learning about the cruelty that goes into making every “Happy Meal” (more like Unhappy Meal), some PETA members took to the streets to turn the tables on old Ronald.

Check out these photos, and then send a letter to McDonald’s and let officials there know that you won’t stand for any more McCruelty.


Finally, the chicken gets revenge. He’s boiling mad that his brothers were scalded alive.
McCruelty Demo

So, Ronald, how does it feel to be on the other end of the knife? The chickens aren’t too happy about it either.
McCruelty Demo


Written by Lianne Turner

Commenting is closed.
  • james millar says:

    People need to realize the same meat and animal products produced in factory farms that McDonald’s may use is also the same meat that is found in your local supermarket. You need to go right to the source to get legit product that can be trusted

  • jade decent says:

    i think this should stop i am not going to lie i have eaten there before but after watching this video i KNOW i will stop. i cryed not like ‘boo hoo’ but i felt sad for the animals lives that are getting killed not even killed but suffering.

  • DHARMA KAUR says:

    I’ve pass it forward to friends and family. Congrats on your good work

  • Cindy says:

    Thanks I know my grandkids love there chicken nugget and I had quit buying that..THANKS

  • Saucy says:

    Results that “actions might achieve” Like breaking the DEVINE WILL OF GOD. What kind of results do you think that might bring? And Aaron the “THE ANGER OF MAN DOES NOT PROMOTE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD” Good work PETA.

  • michelle says:

    OK so this will be good for adults and all but children in the backseat of cars are just going to see a chicken holding a knife to a clown. That would probably scare me if i were a little one!

  • sabeli says:

    i just want to say thank you to peta for having a voice for so many defensless animals out there!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stephanie says:

    I gave up eating anything with a face 11 years ago now. I have never felt healtier. I wish people would realize that you don not have to serve up dead animals to enjoy a meal. They have feelings too. Rest In Peace sweet little creatures.

  • anne westerman says:

    people put the thought of how animals are killed out of minda job well done peta

  • Rebecca JONES says:

    People should know where their food comes from! Good job PETA!

  • patrizia says:

    Good work! I like what we can learn from that type of protest…empathy. The idea of what if we were the ones in place of the chickens? because like us they can feel too.

  • Kamis says:

    I’m afraid Bluey’s comment “Do you really think that the best way to get your message across to people is to simulate the murder of a clown while they are eating?…” is absolutely true. As much as I think it’s very important to educate and inform I think it’s vital to realize what results certain actions might achieve..

  • Manny Katz says:

    Why single out these two corporations? They are all guiltyevery meatserving restaurant get its meat through the factory farming chain. Being a vegetarian is not going to stop any of this. There isn’t enough available grain to go around now.

  • Ruben says:

    I think that PETA sent a strong but effective message to McDonalds and its customers by displaying the Ronald character upside down being slaughtered. Many corporations and businesses need to place ethical priorities in front of profits and it should be the governments duty to create strictor guidelines and severe penalties for companies that do not adhere to social standards on running there businesses. It saddens me to know of Mcdonalds cruelty to animals but im happy to see that PETA is exposing the franchise on there terrible misconduct.

  • eileen says:

    This demo certainly makes the point from the perspective of the chicken. It’s about time toobut I still wish violence or the portrayal thereof were not necessary.

  • Denise says:

    ronald mcdonald always scared me as a child. its sad how they treat animals in factory farms espcially since it isn’t good for you in the least.

  • Chris says:

    It’s true. My friend works at Wayne Farms in TroyAlabama and they hang the chickens upside down going along a conveyor and they cut the heads off the chickens as they go along.

  • Jabot says:

    Well I don’t eat chicken from McDonalds anyway!

  • Michelle says:

    Fast food is the most sickening thing known to man I can’t believe I used to eat it! YUCK! You are what you eat people diabetes is incresing at an alarming rate amoung youg people and fast food is a big reason..stop eating it!!!!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    How long did the person dressed up as Ronald have to hang upside down?

  • Mary Ellen Skinner says:

    Oh no! God forbid a few people are put off their salmonella bovine spongiform encephalitis artery clogging burgers! And as for making people angry if these protests arouse any emotions no matter what they might be at least it gets people talking about the issue! It’s time to stop living unconsciously and to start forcing people to wake up!

  • Aaron Roumaya says:

    Do you really think that the best way to get your message across to people is to simulate the murder of a clown while they are eating? Sure you might put a few off of their burger but more than likely you have just made a lot of people angry especially if they have children there.

  • Bluey says:

    The Chickens should be killed in a more humane way instead of letting them suffer before death

  • gail richardson says:

    McDonalds is a very cruel fast food chain I will never eat there again nor will I suggest anyone else does. Shame on them for being so cruel!

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    Lauren Thompson No the corporation and its inability to not choose humane ways to kill animals deserves what they get when they die and have to deal with whatever the hell happens to us when we die. Ronald McDonald is an advertising gimmick and while he may advertise evil dosen’t deserve any hate.

  • Crystal says:

    Great work Peta! I hope people learn good eating habits are taught when we are children. Thanks for all the hard work you do.. Maybe one day we will also learn that we should eat to live NOT live to eat..Best wishes.

  • Lauren Thompson says:

    ronald mc donald deserves to die ha ha ha!!!!!