Your tuna sandwich may not be hurting the dolphins, but is your yogurt skunk safe?
In a new campaign to bring political correctness to the pantry, a California animal rights group has declared that Yoplait brand yogurt containers are leading to the agonizing deaths of skunks across the country."Thousands of skunks and other wildlife are dying in yogurt containers," Camilla Fox of the Sacramento-based Animal Protection Institute said Friday.
"They jam their heads in looking for yogurt and then get trapped."
The stink over skunk-safe yogurt follows earlier campaigns for dolphin-safe tuna, in which animal rights activists targeted tuna fishing nets they said were responsible for the needless deaths of dolphins.
Fox said Yoplait, with its distinctive tapered container, is equally deadly for skunks.
"They are attracted to the smell of the yogurt and wedge their heads into the container," she said. "When they try to pull out, the rim that curves in acts as a locking mechanism against the animal's fur.