Animal Crackers Get a New P.C. Look
After 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus had its last show in the spring of 2017. In 2016 the circus removed elephants from its shows and unfortunately ticket sales could not sustain the circus, forcing them to close up. Which, if you have seen The Greatest Showman, this may have left you with an upsetting feeling. Now the Barnum's Animals Crackers are getting a new look after pressure from PETA.
Nabisco's parent company, Mondelez International, has received letters from PETA encouraging the company to set the animals free on the box. According to CBS News, PETA wrote to the company, "Given the egregious cruelty inherent in circuses that use animals and the public's swelling opposition to the exploitation of animals used for entertainment, we urge Nabisco to update its packaging in order to show animals who are free to roam in their natural habitats."
The imaging on the new packing shows the animals roaming free.
The former and original packaging had lions, gorillas, polar bears, and elephants in cages. They appeared to be on a circus car. This packaging had been around for over 115 years, with slight variations for specialty packaging throughout the years.
PETA's Executive Vice President spoke about the new imaging stating, "The new box for Barnum's Animals crackers perfectly reflects that our society no longer tolerates the caging and chaining of wild animals for circus shows."
More from Cat Country: