They are now roaming free on the front of the package. The animals that adorned the front of the iconic box of animal crackers are now cageless. The change was debuted yesterday and I had to look twice at the box to notice a difference. Maybe I am just used to seeing the small red rectangular box. 

WCNC-TV talked about the change this morning and showed the two different packages.

The cookie boxes belonging to Nabisco were redesigned after according to Fortune.com the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA made a push for the change in packaging.

The boxes used to have the circus animals in boxcars with bars on them. Now, the packaging design will show a zebra, elephant, lion, giraffe, and gorilla running free and living in harmony out in the wild.

I know one thing for sure, whenever I get these crackers out, my nieces live in harmony, at least until the box is empty.

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