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Sep 25th 2006

Save the Whales Roaches!

Would you eat a three-inch long cockroach for unlimited line-jumping privileges at Six Flags?

Not if you’re a PETA member…

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Six Flags Great America to scrap its Halloween-themed cockroach-eating promotion.

A spokeswoman for the animal rights organization says the contest at the amusement park’s FrightFest is “gratuitously cruel.”

The park in Gurnee, Ill., is joining other Six Flags parks in offering unlimited line-jumping privileges to anyone who eats a live Madagascar hissing cockroach. The bugs are up to three inches long.

Of course, Six Flags sees no problem with the contest at all.

Great America spokesman Jim Taylor says the bugs are nutritious, high in protein and fat free.

One Response to “Save the Whales Roaches!”

  1. Tiffany

    Does that mean they also go the front of the roller coaster? I’m not sure that I want someone who just ate a cockroach sitting behind me…