After 116 years, Nabisco is finally releasing its animal crackers from their cages.
Packages of the company's popular Barnum Animal cookies no longer show caged animals riding on a circus train. The animals are now depicted roaming freely among grass and trees. The change was made at the urging of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) which began lobbying for the change several years ago.
A statement released by the group reads, "The new box for Barnum's Animal Crackers perfectly reflects that our society no longer tolerates the caging and chaining of wild animals for circus shows. PETA is celebrating this redesign, just as we've celebrated the end of Ringling Bros. circus and the introduction of animal-circus bans across the U.S."
Read the full story here:http://fortune.com/2018/08/21/nabisco-animal-cracker-box-redesign-peta/