Hockey Fan Blasts McDonald’s in JumboTron Marriage Proposal

Published by PETA.

There was no love lost between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings as they battled on the ice last night in game three of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but there was love in the stands during intermission when Jason Levy asked his girlfriend, Nicole Hughes, to marry him.

But wait—there’s more! While the couple’s special moment was rolling live on the stadium’s huge screen, Jason surprised the audience when he held up a sign reading, “McDonald’s Breaks Birds’ Wings and Legs.”


Hockey Proposal


Jason jumped at the perfect opportunity to tell thousands of people that the fast-food giant refuses to alleviate the suffering of the chickens killed for its restaurants by adopting an improved slaughter method called “controlled-atmosphere killing.” Currently, birds killed for McDonald’s are grabbed by their legs and slammed upside-down into shackles, and many are still conscious when their throats are cut and they are immersed in scalding water.


Hockey Proposal


So, to sum up: First, PETA Foundation staffer Alex Bury and her then-fiancé Jack Norris got hitched at a KFC restaurant in Toronto to celebrate the introduction of a faux chicken sandwich at most Canadian KFC outlets. Then, Jason Levy spotlights McDonald’s cruelties to birds in his marriage proposal.

Anybody else have any ideas for the “fast-food cruelty nope-tials” (ouch) tour?

Written by Karin Bennett

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