An Australian animal rights group is speaking out against a toy chicken that squawks and flails about when you choke it.
From the Jaycar Electronics Web site, where they advertise the toy:
Grab him by the neck and he will squawk and cluck like mad, flapping his wings and feet wildly as if he is really being choked.From a statement by Michael Beatty, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
What's next? Burn a cat? Shoot a dog?Regardless of how you feel about the ethics of manhandling a toy animal, it appears that everyone involved is ignoring the best part of the story; it’s a kid’s toy called The Choke-A-Chicken! Is everyone just being too polite to mention that, or does that slang just not carry to Australia?
Link to The Choke-A-Chicken site
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