“Forgotten Hollywood”- Cookie Monster…

Posted on August 23, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The packaging of Barnum’s Animals, an iconic Nabisco cookie, will not depict the exotic creatures in cages anymore. Instead, jungle animals are out roaming in the serengeti.

“`This change comes at the urging of the animal-rights organization,  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, pointing out to Nabisco that circuses often beat and whip animals to intimidate them into performing tricks. Other cruel practices also include tearing baby animals away from their mothers and keeping animals shackled in cages.

“`The animal crackers’ name is not being changed. It is a reference to showman P. T. Barnum, whose name was long part of the most famous circus in United States history, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, billed as the Greatest Show on Earth.  Ringling Bros. shut down in May 2017 after 146 years, citing high operating costs, legal fights with animal-welfare groups and declining ticket sales once the circus owners agreed to stop using elephants in the show, a concession to increasing legal and societal pressure opposed to the practice.

“`A song sung by Shirley Temple in 1935, Animal Crackers in My Soup, was used by many companies for advertising animal crackers. Cecil B. DeMille won a Best Picture Oscar in 1952 for his production of The Greatest Show on Earth.

“`A spokesperson declined to say how much the packaging redesign cost the company. The new cage-free packages are on store shelves now.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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