No, we’re not making this up.

A Pizza Hut store in Mount Waverly, Melbourne, had a sign in its window promising: “Buy any 10 large pizzas and get one free small animal from Pets Story.”

Unsurprisingly there was a backlash – and it was led by animal rights group Oscar’s Law.

@Oscar’sLaw posted a snap of the poster and Tweeted: Stop removing facebook comments from concerned people and remove these signs instead @pizzahut

Pizza Hut quickly issued an apology and said the promotion was “not approved by Pizza Hut Australia nor was condoned in any circumstances”.

Pets aren’t prizes.

You can see Pizza Hut’s apology here

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