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Supersized Animal Abusers Promoting Vegetarian Superhero

Written by PETA | June 30, 2010

Once again, the PETA Files goes to the movies. First up: Vegans are hitting the big time on big screens across America, courtesy of Rob Schneider’s vegan character in last week’s box-office hit, Grown Ups. Sure, the movie made fun of vegans, but it made fun of everything—besides, we at PETA have a good sense of humor.

This week, we’re curious to see whether Aang, the hero of The Last Airbender, will share his vegetarian views as he did in the beloved Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. He should, of course, considering that it’s in keeping with his steadfast Buddhist and Taoist beliefs—but the film is tied in with a massive McDonald’s promotion featuring Airbender commercials and action figures. Go figure. Are Airbender producers and McCruelty execs banking on the hope that audiences won’t notice—or care—that a corporation that refuses to make even minimal improvements to reduce its cruel treatment of billions of animals is pushing figurines of a passionate animal defender?

We’re going to go ahead and cry fowl on this partnership—and then ask: Will you speak up for chickens?

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Chris says:

    being vegan doesn’t mean you have to else a stand on every little thing. Not seeing a movie because it has farm piglets in it is just about the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Go ahead and boycott everything. Defend the innocent fictional farm piglets.

  • Ivy Bagnall says:

    Hi. Is the Nanny McPhee Returns movie not veganfriendly? It involves piglets escaping from a family farm. Sounds like they’re being raised for meat from the description of the movie. Too bad as I loved the first Nanny McPhee movie and would’ve loved to take my kids to see this one.

  • John Plum says:

    There is Not a happy Hunting ground as the indians believe in North America in the kindom of Heaven. Where you spend the rest of eternity hunting down killing animals to live on. That would be hell. There is only peace love joy etc which we are to bring into are hearts here on earth by the help of the Holy Spirit so we have no desire to eat the flesh of animals while we live here on earth. If you read the bible God’s orginial plan was we all live on plants this was good in Gods eyes as he said but the fall of man brought this sin into our lives!

  • RabidLeroy says:

    To have the ‘golden arches’ toy with Aang’s philosophy is like electing the Fire Nation into the White House absolute chaos.