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Global Warming: All Planet Slayer Children Should Die

by | 6th, June 2008

die-kids.jpg“FIND out when you should die!” says the dog in the lab coat.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Planet Slayer” website invites young children to take a “greenhouse gas quiz”: Question: “How big a pig are you?”

At the end of the quiz, the pig explodes, and ABC tells the children at “what age you should die at so you don’t use more than your fair share of Earth’s resources!

“Do you think it’s appropriate that the ABC … depict people who are average Australians as massive overweight ugly pigs, oozing slime from their mouths, and then to have these pigs blow up in a mass of blood and guts?” asks Senator Mitch Fifield in Australia’s Herald Sun.

Says ABC managing director Mark Scott: “The site was not designed to offend certain quarters of the community but to engage children in environmental issues.”

But all publicity is welcome. “Thank God for outraged senators – you can’t buy publicity like that,” PlanetSlayer’s “creative director” Bernie Hobbs tells the New York Post.

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