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While at a Five Below store this weekend, I spotted these tees. At this chain, everything is, you guessed it, $5 or less. These were a surprise find. One depicting a chicken engaging in a little cannibalism and the other showing a pig coming face-to-face with an “old friend”.

Both are meant to be humorous; if not, I doubt they would be there. Sadly, the chain’s presence, along with those such as Walmart, is likely helping to keep developing countries’ wage rates at bottom dollar as well…but that’s a discussion for another torchbearer. Point being, this place is not a “hotbed” for activism.

Given the typical audience, I wonder what message patrons take from these designs? I wonder if people have bought any of these? If so, who?

Both are showing farm animals eliciting human-like reactions to meat. Both show animals seeing their “future.”

But that’s the textbooks talking. Before my pseudo-intellectual self got to work deciphering, my nearly a decade veg reaction was snickering in amusement…not shock or disgust.

Is that the way to peoples’ minds? Through their belly… laughs?