The humble joy of gratitude has gone sour.
While we cannot but be moved by the pig and chicken's sincere expression of thanks, we are nevertheless queasy.
For doesn't their attitude make needless the sacrifice that inspired it?
If you were a soldier braving enemy fire, toiling to protect the rights of American "food" animals, only to see those same animals thank you by tossing themselves onto the coals, how would you respond?
Perhaps you would say something like, "Hey, pal! That means I protected you for nothing!"
Or, "Next time, kill yourself first and maybe I can just stay home."
Moving on, is that pig actually a piglet? With the baseball cap and the ill-fitting T-shirt riding up on the pudgy belly, it sure looks like a pig child getting ready to sacrifice himself.