From my cohorts at PeTA Watch
Yet another example of the lack of respect that PeTA and their supporters show others. Like most other extremists they will resort to almost any ploy to get their thoughtless agenda out in front of the public. Regardless of your position on McDonald's, the is no excuse for assaulting Ronald in front of children. Need I remind you that the McDonald's corporation funds the excellent Ronald McDonald House for ill children.
What has PeTa done for any child?
Ronald Attacked by PeTA Thug
"Violent vegan lobby, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has smashed a vegan pie in the face of the McDonald's character Ronald McDonald when he appeared on stage at South San Francisco Day in Orange Memorial Park on Saturday.
The incident occoured in front of an audience of children and is part of the lobby's "I'm Hatin' It" campaign which seeks to pressure the chain to adopt 'controlled-atmosphere stunning' for its chickens. This method is currently not commercially viable or used widely in the United States.
Violence is a recurring tactic for the lobby despite claims it "respects all animals including the 'human' variety." SFist
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