Convenience Store Controversy Leads to Oddly Profound Internet Meme

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A Japanese convenience store chain shelved plans for a foie gras boxed lunch after animal rights activists complained. The whole thing has even spawned an internet meme.

Non-profit group Animal Rights Center created the following image to raise awareness about animal rights. The image is still currently on its Hope for Animals website. Have a look:

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This week, a Twitter hashtag, parodying the image, popped up with folks creating their own take on the image. Many of the images have nothing to do with animal rights directly, but rather, are anime and video game memes. Some of them offer their own take on food and eating.

You may agree that the way foie gras is made involves animal cruelty. Heck, you might think eating animals involves animal cruelty. Or, perhaps, you simply don't care. But I think we can all agree, some of these Twitter user-created images are rather funny—a couple are even profound!

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This is a pun. "Gohan" (ご飯) means "cooked rice" or "a meal."

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this remind me that one time some peta ass hole try get me convert to vegan saying how eating meat is bad and how it wrong to kill and eat thing that cant fight back logic fail plant cant fight back so we do not eat plants then i go on pull out a knif and go you rathe r me fight you then eat you or eat a cow she no longer my friend fuck vegan and peta