By SHAUNA ANDERSON
Some fast food restaurants give you a free McHappy meal.
Small fries for just a dollar if you’re lucky.
Or remember when you could collect those 10cm Buzz Lightyears?
But if you visit Pizza Hut at Mount Waverly in Melbourne you might just get a small fluffy animal to take home with your stuffed crust.
There is a catch though – you have to buy 10 pizzas.
Oh, and it’s illegal and morally reprehensible.
Pizza Hut has come under fire for a bizarre promotion at its Mount Waverley store which put up a sign offering customers a small animal from a local pet
store, if they bought ten pizzas.
In what must be one of the most ridiculous promotions in the history of marketing, the stunt was picked up by animal rights group Oscar’s Law, who are against the sale of animals in pet stores and posted the Pizza Hut sign to their Facebook page.
Customers took to the page – and to the Pizza Hut Australia Facebook site to vent their disgust.
“A free animal from the pet store with every 10 pizzas??? That has to be the most irresponsible promotion ever. Shame on all involved.”
“Pets given away is wrong. Pets given away with food promos is bloody disgusting. You don’t deserve one star,”
“Small animals are not toys used to enhance sales. They are living, breathing things. How disgraceful to be treating them with such disrespect. Whoever came up with this promotion and/or approved it should be ashamed of themselves.”