There’s Nothing Super About Nintendo’s Super Mario Happy Meal Toys

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

Nintendo has sold its soul by partnering with McDonald’s to put Super Mario toys in Happy Meals. Nintendo should stay in the business of selling creative video games, not cruel and unhealthy chicken nuggets. If young people want to mix Mario with McDonald’s, they should check out PETA’s parody game Super Chick Sisters and stop the evil Ronald McDonald from slitting conscious chickens’ throats.

What’s So Wrong With McDonald’s?

In the slaughterhouses of McDonald’s U.S. and Canadian chicken suppliers, birds are dumped out of their transport crates and roughly hung upside down in metal shackles, which can result in broken bones, extreme bruising, and hemorrhaging. Workers often abuse live birds, whose throats are cut while they’re still conscious. And many are immersed in tanks of scalding-hot water to remove their feathers while they’re still alive and able to feel pain.

In PETA’s recent grading of vegan-friendly burger chains, McDonald’s received an F– for failing to make any attempt to provide customers with an animal-free burger option. In fact, the only vegan option that it offers is a small side salad.
(Click here to find out which burger joints received an A grade.)

What You Can Do

  1. Skip the Happy Meal and visit a vegan-friendly restaurant instead.
  2. Click here to pledge to go vegan—it’s the easiest way to help animals.
  3. Play PETA’s Super Chick Sisters and take down the evil Ronald McDonald!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind