Saturday, February 26, 2005

Political Correctism Run Amok Files: Killing Road-Kill Candy

Kraft foods has decided to kill production of it's popular "gummi" line of flattened squirrels, snakes, (pictured) rabbits, and chickens. So that there would be no doubt as to what these sweets were, each piece of road-kill came complete with tire treads.

The cause of death for Road Kill Candy is listed as Political Correctism Run Amok.

seems like the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals thought that the candy would desensitize children to the plight of abused animals, and was threatening boycotts, petitions, and letter-writing campaigns in order to halt the production of the candies.

In an
open letter to Kraft foods, Stuart Rhodes, President of The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (NJSPCA) demanded that Kraft stop the production of the offensive candy:
Frankly, I was shocked, horrified and dismayed to see that Kraft is manufacturing and marketing gummi candy to children shaped like snakes, chickens and squirrels with tire tracks over the bodies to look like "road kill."
Well, those gummy candies might not be funny to adults, but as a teacher of 12-14 year olds, I can assure Mr. Rhodes that it is funny to many of them.

Maybe if I send a letter to Kraft "demanding" that they send me $1000, I'll get a check.

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