A Pizza Hut in Australia caused a stir after a photo was posted online that says, "Buy any 10 large pizzas and get one free small animal from Pets Story" -- and suddenly that adorable little guinea pig on the poster is a very sad image.
Understandably, people were very upset by the sign, and animal activist group Oscar's Law used social media to draw attention to what was going on.
According to Pets Story, here's what really happened -- it was a misprint, and no one noticed it before the sign went up. The sign should have said: "Buy any 10 large pizzas and get one free small animal KIT from Pets Story."
Kit, as in, a product for a small animal -0 like a fish bowl. The store maintains that there was never a plan to give away a bunch of small animals.
Pizza Hut apologized on Facebook saying the promotion was not approved nor condoned by the company's big shots, and thanked Oscar's Law for bringing the botched sign to its attention.
Pizza Hut later commented, "We've just received some good news, it has just been confirmed that thankfully not a single animal was given out through the duration of the promotion. We know that this doesn't fix anything but it is good news that we were very glad to receive nonetheless."
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