A cause 50% of us could all get behind…
We plan to talk to the makers of Marmite about how we can work together on animal welfare
Marmite’s part of the Unilever group, which makes amongst other things soap and cosmetics. Which will contain ingredients which at some point have been tested on animals*. It sounds like RSPCA basicaly saying “pay us a load of money and we’ll launder** your reputation by issuing a more definitive statement”.
*as will the ingredients in BodyShop and Lush
**see what I did there?Posted 4 years agoDM52Member
250 complaints in 24 hours according to the beeb:Posted 4 years agoFlaperonSubscriber
No time for the RSPCA at all – a badly managed charity staffed by failed traffic wardens, and it’s one of the worst for outrageous chief exec pay, something like a quarter of a million last time I looked. Plenty of more worthwhile places to put your money.
This is perhaps one of the clearest signs of their misguided priorities, since it’s OBVIOUS that it’s a tongue in cheek advert and the only people being offended are the sort of people I don’t give a toss about anyway.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
250 complaints in a day? What the heck is wrong with people?
Complainings too easy these days, you used to have to write a letter or phone someone up, these days just click a link or ‘like’ a facebook page.
Hence why the ASA is viewing 250 complains as almost trivial rather than banning the advert like it would ave done if it had 250 complaints 15 years ago.Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) said it understood that “animal lovers are concerned on our behalf”.
“We plan to talk to the makers of Marmite about how we can work together on animal welfare.”
I’ve now got a mental image of Greenpeace recovering sea birds from oil slicks, only with Marmite and kittens.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Yeah Marmite have an interesting approach to advertising which seems to be “quite a lot of people think Marmite is minging” and has now added “most people have a jar hiding at the back of a cupboard somewhere because they bought some once as an experiment and realised it was minging, but Marmite never ever goes off so they can’t chuck it out”.Posted 4 years agoTuckerUKMember
The 250 complainants should be taken out and shot in front of their families. Preferably with a very small calibre weapon. In the knees.
So that I’m not labelled irresponsible I’d like to add that the shooter should be wearing ear and eye protection and ensure his backstop is suitable for the calibre being used.Posted 4 years agoDM52Member
I suppose all publicity is good publicity and to keep Marmite in the national news for a couple more days at the cost of £18000 I guess it is a fairly cheap deal.Posted 4 years ago
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