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Unhappy Meals Now at McDonalds, Courtesy of PETA

Written by PETA | July 20, 2009

The adorable peta2 mascot, Not a Nugget, is out to educate people about an issue that is near and dear to his heart: the abuse of chickens killed for McDonald’s Happy Meals. To alert young and old alike to the suffering that goes into every McNugget, Not a Nugget is embarking on a tour of the U.S., tirelessly handing out free Unhappy Meals to each and every McDonald’s customer who crosses his path.


Our Unhappy Meals include a menacing “Ronald McDonald” cutout, a “blood”-filled packet, a “bloody” plastic chicken, and a “McCruelty” T-shirt wrapped in such a way that it resembles a chicken sandwich.
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Our Unhappy Meal just might be the first toy for this couple’s impending bundle of joy.
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These kids were quick to pick up our posters once they learned how chickens are killed for McDonald’s Happy Meals.
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Who’s cuter? Tough decision.
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McDonald’s has lost a lot of customers because it hasn’t acted to eliminate the worst abuses of chickens killed for its restaurants.
Not a Nugget


Want to know when Not a Nugget is going to be in your town? Sign up for our Action Team today and find out about demonstrations in your area.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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  • jane says:

    I dont think eating meat is wrong it’s the cruelty that’s wrong. if we were like all of the other animals life would be cruelty free. right now the world is really just a living hell.

  • Brennan says:

    to be honest i dont think eating meat is wrong but i do strongly disagree with battery farms. FREE RANGE FTW! Also i think that we need meat and god intented us to eat meat because there are many vitamins and minerals crucial to our survival that can only be found in meat and plants in the middle of the amazon P Seriously tho i agree with the whole mcdonalds are guilty of animal abuse. There are ways that we can eat meat without causing pain. Lastly if youre saying killing all animals is a horrible thing what about a 14 year old cat with crippling arthoritis that cant move without being put through hell. is it a horrible murder to put her down so she can move on? i dont think it is. you should think about that.

  • suzette says:

    chicken mcnuggets are processed and gross

  • Olivia says:

    i want unhappy meals to come to the mccruelty in paragould. they are so horrific and mean to the animals in ALL slaughter houses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kyle says:

    i would like an unhappy meal because my family dosn’t really think im serios about this so if i had it will probably make them think i was serios

  • norma says:

    Wow I want them to come to san jose. little Kiddos shound know what they are actually putting in their mouth!! im tryin to go vegan

  • Bonnie says:

    I would love to take my kids to get a free unhappy meal. Unhappy or happy that poster said free meal. I sure I could get about 10 kids who would love a free meal. Mc Donalds funds many of programs to help children.

  • Lanell says:

    They are doing nothing but tramatizing the children and possibly creating a child that will end up being abusing animals. There is a right and wrong way at doing things and turning a fun experience for children into an educational process of slaughter and such is just wrong! I wouldn’t be suprised if several families decides to sue Peta for doctor bills for giving children nightmares and scarring them. I would!!

  • dave says:

    how do i get one of those shirts?

  • David Davis says:

    It is seemingly hard for me to believe that live chickens are tossed into boiling water. This was said by PETA rep. on Bill O’Reilly Foxnews. Harder to clean. PETA needs to attack puppy mills in Missouri. Check out Hiway K where 6 chijuajuas and 1 beagle in a little cage. No attention. For what purpose?

  • LawyerLady says:

    I am a great animal lover do not think that I’m not. Maybe I don’t agree with what fast food restaurants do to enable animals to be concerned but I do not understand where PETA feels that it has the right to supersede the decisions of the parents as to whether or not they want to bring this subject up to their children. Some parents may be answering questions from their children right now that they don’t feel are appropriate to answer to children. And of course the boxes are brightly colored and marketed towards children the meals are for CHILDREN.

  • Hungry says:

    I want some McDonalds!

  • Malid says:

    So according to Anie we should regard all animals equally and as such humans should not eat any animals. Keep in mind that humans just so happen to be animals. So if all animals are equal and it’s unacceptable for people to eat animals then why is it acceptable for animals to eat animals?

  • Gabriela Escalera says:

    This makes me want to cry. Those chickens in there? They go through soooo much pain and suffering. I don’t know if you’ve ever felt that so LOOK IT UP. You would have a different opinion if you were stuffed in a small little cage with a bunch of other people and if you went through strokes and were so drugged up that your legs couldn’t support your body mass and if you were separated from your family and friends so you could be in 4 or 6 peices in a small cardboard carton for little children to eat. The “Circle of Life”? That’s living and dying. Not being tortured and put through hell and made into food. That’s called the food chain which is something humans made up so we’d feel less guilty when we took all those poor animal’s lives for our own selfish wants. From the lips of a 13 year old.

  • Tfinkle says:

    I dont believe in cruelty to any animal no matter what it is. ITs wrong to abuse it just because your going to eventually eat it. Plus there are way more humane ways to accomplish the end result. But these are just wrong. My children do not see things like this they are not allowed to things like this on tv. It would terrify my 2 year old and no they are not old enough at that age to understand.

  • Claire says:

    What happens when other animals eat other animals? Is that so wrong too? Technically from what everyone is saying ANYTHING eating a animal is wrong.. So the way I see some of this is that the whole world is gonna end up with people being the only race left on this planet. Which will do a great load of good… I think not. We humans are just another animal in the feeding spectrum.. We get eaten all the time by bears tigers sharks unintentionally but still eat us and even other humans eat humans.. Your all spouting off the God stuff but to be honest.. If we weren’t meant to eat animals then why would he have given us the teeth and digestive system to do so? And the ability to kill animals?

  • celest-rose says:

    does anyone here know the dates of each location he is going to? i want one of those unhappy meals!!!! i think it’s great that peta is doing this!!! those kids are so sheltered

  • Kristie says:

    when you say that killing dogs is worst that killing chickens that being completly unfair. in the world of humans that would be called racsim. what makes a dog or a humans life more meaningful that a chickens. in other countrys they eat dogs and everyone thinks thats wrong but to me i think eating meat in general is filthy and disgusting. we need to stop pinning labels on what life is more important to others and just treat everything equal!!!

  • anie says:

    Wow i really ppl tht think eating meat is terrible.. really u need it to live. and i love mcdonalds i dnt eat there every day of my life but i go there when i need something quick. you ppl are soo disillusioned… i hate tht ppl are killing dogs and cats and monkeys but chickens are what we eat its something tht we eat to live and ya ik some of the way they kill them is horrific well i really dnt need to know

  • Jillian says:

    I love you people so much…

  • Saucy says:

    Jon THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS VEGAN…………….END OF STORY. Read the forward Jon and figure it out. “The Bible is MARRED WIHT MISTAKES AND HAS GRAVE ERRORS. KJV God is Love and Life. There is the TABLE OF CHRIST and the TABLE OF SATAN. Figure it out. Whose table to you want to be seated at? GO VEGAN

  • McBrain says:

    As an employee for this evil corporation for over ten years I have witnessed first hand the cruelty that occurs to humans. Its amazing how people know the food is bad but for some reason they are like moths to the flame. These corps don’t care about anything but the dollars they stuff into their pockets. Go Vegan.

  • AlexK says:

    Trey you are asking if it matters what conditions they were in prior to their death? Well are you okay with living in pain and misery your entire life? Does it matter to YOU what conditions YOU live YOUR life in before you die? I’d say the answer is YES. Do unto others …

  • Michele says:

    Alex what have YOU done to help animals? Stop being so petty get off your butt and DO something productive for your fellow earthlings.

  • Jon says:

    Umm… Saucy? KJV Genesis 93. Just saying.

  • Alex says:

    Unhappy meals? How creative. I guess PETA gave their publicist all their marketing money to come up with “Kentucky Fried Cruelty”?

  • Joan says:

    That’s me well half of me anyway in that last picture. That was from the demo at the McDonalds in Bear Delaware on Friday the 17th. Thanks for coming to DE PETA it was a great time !!

  • stoptorture says:

    These industries are horrific. But responsibility also is on people who govern because just like they should not allow things like dog fighting they also should not be allowing the atrocities done to animals. Angry mobs should be directing towards congress and those in charge. HORRORS need to be illegal! That should be just obvious. The governing officials need to be put on the spot in addition to the companies. Torture biproducts like the bodies of feeling beings that were treated so horribly should not be an allowed trade in a society that attempts any claim at decency and rightness. The constitution of the United States was written and amended due to an awareness of rights and wrongs that individuals should not be enslaved or oppressed or assaulted. This spirit must apply to animals who are feeling individuals or else it is a vile hypocrisy!!!! There is a sense of rightness in the spirit of the constitution that must therefore demand that right be done to persons born in nonhuman bodies too!

  • Saucy says:

    Trey You are clearly a very confused young boy. Killing is from the devil’s kingdom and is the CIRCLE OF DEATH. The Circle of Life is eating what “GOD” provided for us and it is written in the very first chapter of the Bible…..Genises 129 Look it up Kid!

  • Trey Boyer says:

    This makes me want to cry… Does it really matter what condition they were in PRIOR to death? Does it? PLUS us eating chicken and such is called THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. LOOK IT UP!!! From the Lips of a 13 Year Old

  • Brien Comerford says:

    There were no bloody McDonalds in the Garden of Eden. For that matter KFC and all the other blights that market animal corpses are hellish.

  • Celine says:

    Oh my god I’ve been wanting one and waiting for the unhappy meals to come out! Aw Nugget is so cute. 3