Have you ever noticed restaurants that use cartoon animals as mascots in their logos? The most popular ones are for fried chicken, or pigs selling BBQ.
Once you see it, you can’t stop seeing the signs on highways, in strip malls, and even amusement parks.
Our kids were the first to point it out to us, as I guess we’re so desensitized that we didn’t even notice. To them, it’s funny and fascinating, and they will make cartoon voices to match the logos saying something like, “eat me, I’m delicious!”
Tip: In case you thought the pigs and chickens didn’t want to be eaten, they usually give humans consent with an encouraging thumbs-up and smile!
Here’s a sampler of cartoon chickens and pigs advertising their own meat:
Chickens Serving Fried Chicken? (So Wrong!)
Before we get started, maybe you remember seeing this hilarious old SNL skit with Phil Hartman for “Cluckin’ Chicken” that gets the message across brilliantly.
Go ahead and serve yourself! I remember when there was a Pollo Campero in Disney Springs. Yikes!
Wow, look at the sexy eyelashes on that cannibal. How YOU doin’!?
It’s not just American restaurants that like to use cartoon chickens to sell their own meat. Wait, I can’t see his legs, so he may actually be eating himself in the heat of those flames! That chicken is hardcore!
Chickens Giving Thumbs-Up (To Their Own Murder)
Consent definition: [kuhn-sent] To permit, approve, comply, or yield. “The chicken gave his consent to be decapitated, mechanically separated, and eaten by giving an enthusiastic thumbs-up!”
Look, that chicken has evolved to have thumbs. Let’s eat him!
Are you sure you’re OK with this, Clucky?
Aw, man. Why is HE so lucky? I wish I could get mechanically separated and served with rice. ☹️
Are you sure you want to be decapitated, fried, and passed through an obese child’s intestines while he plays Grand Theft Auto on his iPad? 👍 …Well then… OK!
See, it’s not just Americans who personify cartoon chickens and make them sell their own meat! I feel a tiny bit better now.
Pigs Want to Be Eaten, Too!
Pigs are gentle creatures and studies have found that they are smarter than dogs and even 3-year old children. Maybe that’s why they’d like to be killed and cooked over flames?
You thought only chickens were cannibals? This pig is dying to eat his friend’s rib cage. Mmmm…
Remember, people usually won’t eat pigs without consent…
Did you know: Some pigs are so extreme, they like to ride the piping hot smoker to their own execution!
It’s kind of like Jesus carrying his own cross to Golgotha, except delicious. Righteous, righteous!
OK, I’m (Well) Done
I could just keep posting these logos from fried chicken and BBQ places all day. The point here is that it’s frightening how desensitized we are to the pain and death of animals when it comes to food.
Can you imagine if aliens came to earth and decided humans were tasty? Their restaurant logos might look something like this:
I heard they keep the kids in cages to stay extra tender!
Ugh – It all kind of makes you want to be a vegetarian if you really think about it.