Creature Comforts

A redesigned box for a favorite childhood snack.

Everyone grew up with animal crackers;
Just the right thing for those child-sized snackers.
We’ve seen them pictured the same for a century:
Critters confined, their “home” a penitentiary.

But now the design on their box will be changed:
Location for all those sweet beasts rearranged.
After 100 years, they’re no longer caged
Because of a PR campaign PETA waged.

The zebra, gorilla, giraffe and the elephant
Now free to roam in a setting more elegant.
Cruelty ends for these beasts and their ilk —
But what message’s sent when kids drown them in milk?

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