Action alert! United Poultry Concerns is displeased with the treatment of the duck in Aflac commercials saying it represent ducks in dangerous, unnatural, and degrading situations. The duck wasn’t harmed in the commercial and probably gets a warm bath every night and is the envy of all the other ducks freezing in a pond somewhere, but none of that matters. What matters to these folks is that the commercial implied that the duck fell from a great height.
What about the people who are eating them? Isn’t killing, plucking and consuming a tad more serious than giving the impression that it fell six feet? It may be flightless, but the wings must do something to slow their descent. The Pekin happens to be the most common breed raised for their meat too. I’m inclined to believe most of them would be ecstatic to jump six feet and go on their merry quacking way.
Moreover, I didn’t even know there was a united poultry concern. Is there a united lizard concern or one for chipmunks? Who’s fightin’ for them?