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.
— PETA (@peta) December 18, 2013
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.)