Shock as Tesco use beef cows instead of milk cows on packaging!
Cow enthusiasts have been going mental at Tesco because they were using beef cows on their milk packaging. Instead of shrugging and rightly assuming that 99.9% of people couldn't give the vaguest crap about cow types, they have instead, scrapped a national advertising campaign.
The posters, which you may have seen knocking about, were designed to highlight Tesco's moves in the Milk Wars, where they dropped the price of four-pints of milk to a quid. On these promotional posters, one could see cattle that were used exclusively for meat.
A spokesman for Tesco said the adverts were being replaced and didn't divulge how much this would actually cost the supermarket [insert joke about 'moo-lah' here].
It seems the only people who cared enough to complain were farmers. They know that a Hereford cross cow is better for burgers than brews. Farmer Richard Yates, who has a herd of 100 Friesian cows told the Shropshire Star that Tesco were using cows that "would never have been milked in their lives". "That shows how out of touch they are and what they think of dairy farmers."
A Tesco spokesman said: "As soon as we spotted this mistake we organised for new pictures to be used, which customers can expect to see in their local store very soon."
Holy cow! etc