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Old 02-25-2005, 01:04 PM   #16
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Going by this animal group's logic, I guess kids had better not watch the Road Runner cartoons anymore, 'cause that coyote gets flattened, has tire marks, blows up, burns up, etc., etc. (funny, I watched that cartoon, and still think anybody who treats real-life animals in a cruel fashion of any kind is a total low-life).
I don't even know if I would call it logic, but other than that, I agree with this. Candies have been in the shape of animals for years. While I find it strange that anyone would want to buy or sell roadkill candy, I don't see the direct link to animal cruelty. Nobody is complaining about gummi army men, which if you take on their perspective for another issue, would lead to humans killing humans. Seemingly, adding a tire mark is child pornography from their perspective. I think some of us have lost our sense of humor.

Let's be sure to protest these links as well:
www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/ candymolds/M-animals/M-animals.htm
www.candyplus.net/animal.html
bizrate.lycos.com/buy/refine__at_id--307286,at_ id307282--307291-,at_id307286--more,cid--16030102.html
http://www.orientaltrading.com/otcwe...ils&sku=5/1016

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at these responses!

Seriously though--I love animals and am always concerned about their welfare. I don't wear fur because I think its cruel. But this is just ridiculous. Why not spend your time and energy volunteering at an animal shelter or wildlife refuge? Clean trash off beaches? Spread the word about the Wild Horse Preservation Act. Something actually useful to the animals you claim to be serving. Attention-grabbing campaigns like these just serve to undermine the whole cause.

This thread reminds me of one of my weird quirks--I won't eat gummi candies if they are at all "cute." It's a big joke among everyone who knows me that I refuse to eat gummi bears "because of their little faces." I haven't been confronted with a bag of them in a long time, so I don't know if my resolve still holds.
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Seriously though--I love animals and am always concerned about their welfare. I don't wear fur because I think its cruel. But this is just ridiculous. Why not spend your time and energy volunteering at an animal shelter or wildlife refuge? Clean trash off beaches? Spread the word about the Wild Horse Preservation Act. Something actually useful to the animals you claim to be serving. Attention-grabbing campaigns like these just serve to undermine the whole cause.
I totally agree that these causes make more sense. There are some who are very compassionate of animals, which I can surely respect if their cause is substantial.
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I don't even know if I would call it logic, but other than that, I agree with this. Candies have been in the shape of animals for years. While I find it strange that anyone would want to buy or sell roadkill candy, I don't see the direct link to animal cruelty. Nobody is complaining about gummi army men, which if you take on their perspective for another issue, would lead to humans killing humans. Seemingly, adding a tire mark is child pornography from their perspective. I think some of us have lost our sense of humor.

Let's be sure to protest these links as well:
www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/ candymolds/M-animals/M-animals.htm
www.candyplus.net/animal.html
bizrate.lycos.com/buy/refine__at_id--307286,at_ id307282--307291-,at_id307286--more,cid--16030102.html
http://www.orientaltrading.com/otcwe...ils&sku=5/1016

LOL, exactly. Nice to see I'm not alone.

AvsGirl, excellent point .

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Old 02-25-2005, 03:31 PM   #20
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Its JUST candy.

I've eaten Gummi worms and have never desired to eat a real worm...I've bitten the ears and tails off chocolate Easter bunnies and I've never thought about biting a real rabbit.

Roadkill candy is distasteful and kind of stupid but I doubt any kids will want to run over and eat a real animal.
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Well said! Personally, I find that there's a big difference between being socially concerned and responsible, and being a hysterical lunatic. Just my opinion. This is the same sort of "logic" that led groups of numpties to spread the word about the Harry Potter books encouraging Satanism.

Those people need to get a grip on reality and, as far as I'm concerned, expend their considerable energy fighting the real problems we face, such as the consistent illtreatment of humans and other animals.
Thank you. Exactly. Same with BAW's post...ah, common sense DOES still exist in this world! Hooray! .

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I'm waiting for the billboard campaign against putting peeps in the microwave.....
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You dirty Peep melter!
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I'm waiting for the billboard campaign against putting peeps in the microwave.....

I'd be against that one 100%. Those little buggers have GOT to go.
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*Sigh*

I certainly don't condone animals being run over, but...my god, it's just candy. A kid will not automatically think it's cool to run over animals just by seeing this candy-if they thought that was cool, they would've thought it long before seeing this candy, and it'd be due in part to their parents most likely not teaching them that you don't do that to animals.

Going by this animal group's logic, I guess kids had better not watch the Road Runner cartoons anymore, 'cause that coyote gets flattened, has tire marks, blows up, burns up, etc., etc. (funny, I watched that cartoon, and still think anybody who treats real-life animals in a cruel fashion of any kind is a total low-life).

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Well said! Personally, I find that there's a big difference between being socially concerned and responsible, and being a hysterical lunatic. This is the same sort of "logic" that led groups of numpties to spread the word about the Harry Potter books encouraging Satanism. I find it very, very sad that people feel the need to talk that much bullshit, in order to protect themselves against their own inferiority complex.

Anyone who seriously believes that small children would incite violence after a bit of candy, is either an idiot, an extremely bad parent, or unfortunate enough to have a mentally ill child.

Those people, apart from the latter, need to get a grip on reality .

Get real, give it a rest, and start making a fuss about the really horrendous stuff that goes on in the world. Maybe it would be a far more important and productive idea to Woory about eradicating rape, murder, paedophilia, poverty, and all forms of cruelty to people AND other animals. I think that if someone is citing a piece of candy as a negative effect on society... well, that says a hell of alot b about their own petty, silly narrowmindedness.
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I don't like this either, it's a pretty sick idea.
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Like I said I don't like the idea but I really don't think it's anything to start a huge protest over. How is this supposed to give the idea that it's OK to run over animals?
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