Disgusting: New McDonalds Radio Commercials Ask Which is Safer: Chicken McBites or Pit Bulls

February 3, 2012 by Jillian at Tails in Featured, Home with 4 Comments

Update: Thanks to TAILS readers and animal lovers everywhere your voices were heard and McDonald’s issued an apology and agreed to pull the ads. But is an apology enough for what they did? Some think not and have started a petition asking McDonald’s to make a donation to a Pit Bull rescue as a token of their remorse.

Wow. You’ve really gone too far this time McDonald’s.

As if your food wasn’t disgusting enough, your new advertising campaign is downright slimy.

To promote the new McBites, the new McDonald’s radio commercials reportedly claim that eating McBites is “less risky than petting a Pit Bull.”

Really? I’d personally much rather pet a Pit Bull than bite into any chemical filled item on the McDonald’s menu.

Animal lovers have been spreading the word about this tasteless campaign feverishly throughout the day using the image below.

Disgusting McDonald's Pit Bull Ad

A Facebook group called Pit Bulls Against McDonald’s was started this morning and is gaining momentum.

In addition, hundreds have already signed a Change.org petition calling for McDonald’s to pull the ad (please join us in signing it as well!).

According to ILoveDogs.com, the new ad campaign comes on the heels of McDonald’s announcing earlier this week that it will stop using what chef Jamie Oliver referred to as “pink slime” – meat byproducts treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill E. coli and other bacteria. The company issued a statement stressing its commitment to food safety.

In addition to signing the petition, we encourage you to call McDonald’s corporate headquarters to complain about the commercial at 800-244-6227.

As pet lovers, we must make a stand against corporations who continue to further the false and unjustified stereotype that harm bully breeds.



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  1. Sarah ArnetteFebruary 7, 2012 at 10:37 amReply

    Personally, I think eating any thing from McDonald’s is taking your life in your hands. Meanwhile, I will continue to pet ANY dog that comes up for attention and I LOVE squeezing a Pit Bulls. The only danger from petting a Pit Bull is that it might not want to leave you. They are such people oriented dogs.

  2. Julie WatsonFebruary 6, 2012 at 8:39 amReply

    I am disgusted that you have used a pit bull in your ad campaign. These dogs are loving loyal pets, its the animals with 2 legs at the end of their leads that are the real animals. No dog is born bad. You are ignorant and I will never ever eat at your place again, nor will my family and friends. We are more dog lovers than lovers of your so called food!!! Chew on that McDonalds

  3. DFebruary 3, 2012 at 11:19 pmReply

    When you call headquarters….be sure to tell them to put their money where there mouth is and make some donations to Pit Bull rescue organizations. They only managed to ad to the negative stigma that those people work tirelessly to combat!

  4. Ericka StoneFebruary 3, 2012 at 3:36 pmReply

    This is so very wrong!

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