Courtesy Photo: The Franklin County Animal Shelter is providing free straw to fill outdoor dog houses to keep pets warm this winter.
Slurpee fans sporting their favorite animal straw are encouraged to take a summer selfie and tag it @7Eleven or @Slurpee on Instagram and Twitter and share on 7-Eleven’s Facebook page.
The United States uses approximately 500 million plastic straws every day. While straws may not be the top contender for volume in the vast plastic garbage mass that floats in the ocean, they are some of the more dangerous ones. Straws can be ingested whole, wind up entangled or even find themselves lodged in the noses of sea turtles. The longer straws have been floating in the ocean, the more they break down into tiny micro pieces that are then swallowed. These micro pieces of plastic fill up the stomach without providing any form of nutrients and often times leech harmful chemicals in the animal’s stomach.
7-Eleven's guidelines for choosing an animal straw are:
Top 10 Animals Using Drinking Straws
DALLAS (May 26, 2015) – Starting today, a cool Slurpee® can soothe a beast of a thirst (no kitten!). 7‑Eleven, Inc. introduces limited-edition Slurpee straws with muzzles, snouts and beaks based on four popular spirit animals – the eagle, fox, wolf and cat. The straws retail for $1.49 at participating stores.While spirit animal straws are a fun way to sip any Slurpee flavor, the current featured Slurpee flavor is exclusive to 7‑Eleven stores - Mtn Dew® Solar Flare™. The bright red-orange drink has the bold citrus flavor of Mountain Dew® with a blast of tropical punch. Mtn Dew Solar Flare was introduced last summer as an exclusive – and very popular – Big Gulp® flavor, and is making its debut in Slurpee-form this year.“This summer, we want our customers to join the fun and select their own spirit animal with our new Slurpee straws,” said Laura Gordon, vice president of marketing and brand innovation. “With four options, Slurpee fans can change it up every visit. We had a lot of fun with mustache straws last summer, and we think people will be just as wild over our animal straws and Slurpee cups.”Ahead of the dog days of summers,7-Eleven Inc. has introduced limited-edition Slurpee straws with muzzles, snouts and beaks based on four popular spirit animals—the eagle, fox, wolf and cat.Slurpee fans sporting their favorite animal straw are encouraged to take a summer selfie and tag it @7Eleven or @Slurpee on Instagram and Twitter and share on 7‑Eleven’s Facebook page.The retailer is encouraging Slurpee fans sporting their favorite animal straw to take a selfie and tag it @7Eleven or @Slurpee on Instagram and Twitter and share it on 7-Eleven's Facebook page.