PETA’s Banned Thanksgiving Day Commercial

[disinfo ed.'s note - Diggin' in the crates, this story is a couple of years old, but it's evergreen on Thanksgiving Day!]

PETA purchased ad spot airtime on NBC during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, however the network rejected PETA’s ad because the “commercial does not meet NBC Universal standards.” I guess they found PETA’s take on Thanksgiving a little disturbing.

, , , , , , , ,

  • emperorreagan

    I usually don't like PETA's ads, but that one is pretty well done.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    More truth than most people can handle. There would be a whole lot more vegetarians if people witnessed what went into their dinner. We should also all give thanks to our ancestors for murdering all those “savages” that used to live here. They had to go. Kill a turkey in their honor. Yummy!

  • tonyviner

    Not usually a fan of PETA, but it is hard to argue with the truth.

  • NortonEmperor

    Just…cook…the meat…

    • Alex

      What a well thought out argument… you just don't get it.

  • Anonymous

    MediaCurves.com conducted a study among 321 viewers of PETA’s “Grace” Thanksgiving advertisement. Results found that viewers were less interested in animal rights issues after viewing a controversial ad. More than one-third of viewers (36%) reported that the advertisement was “not at all effective.” In addition, more than half of the viewers (56%) indicated that the ad was “disturbing.” More in depth results can be seen at:
    http://www.mediacurves.com/Advertising/J7658PETAThanksgiving/Index.cfm
    Thanks,
    Ben

  • benatmediacurves1

    MediaCurves.com conducted a study among 321 viewers of PETA’s “Grace” Thanksgiving advertisement. Results found that viewers were less interested in animal rights issues after viewing a controversial ad. More than one-third of viewers (36%) reported that the advertisement was “not at all effective.” In addition, more than half of the viewers (56%) indicated that the ad was “disturbing.” More in depth results can be seen at:
    http://www.mediacurves.com/Advertising/J7658PET
    Thanks,
    Ben

    • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

      I love how subtle the site promotion was…it just totally slipped in under the radar…like a B-2 Stealth suggestion. Srsly. It was beautiful, man.

  • etnad333

    PAFT TOO LATE FOR ME, I CANT WATCH THE COMMERCIAL :< BUT W/E

  • Anonymous

    PAFT TOO LATE FOR ME, I CANT WATCH THE COMMERCIAL :< BUT W/E

  • http://twitter.com/sabrebIade Sabre

    PETA has already removed the video?
    Doesn’t that kinda defeat the purpose?

  • http://twitter.com/sabrebIade Sabre

    PETA has already removed the video?
    Doesn’t that kinda defeat the purpose?

  • MilesDeem

    This video is removed but its still on YouTube, if you just do a search there for the same title

  • MilesDeem

    This video is removed but its still on YouTube, if you just do a search there for the same title

  • MilesDeem

    This video is removed but its still on YouTube, if you just do a search there for the same title

  • 222
  • http://disinfo.com Majestic

    Thanks – replaced in main post.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Dear Lord…this year I am thankful that I do not know any PETA members…because a felony conviction for facefucking some sad piece of shit to death with a chainsaw would seriously complicate my life in a negative way that isn’t needed…and their presence could only evoke such a response. Amen…and bacon rocks.

    • Andrew

      Bacon is disgusting.

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        Then you’re doin’ it wrong :-)

    • Deicide

      hahahahaha I could not have said it better myself my friend. im thankful someone else is with me on that one.

    • Eric_D_Read

      Good, GOOD; let the hate flow through you!
      …and you’re usually such a mellow fellow.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Dear Lord…this year I am thankful that I do not know any PETA members…because a felony conviction for facefucking some sad piece of shit to death with a chainsaw would seriously complicate my life in a negative way that isn’t needed…and their presence could only evoke such a response. Amen…and bacon rocks.

  • Andrew

    Bacon is disgusting.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Then you’re doin’ it wrong :-)

  • http://vercingetorix.myopenid.com/ Tom

    The disturbing facts which the little girl recites are, unfortunately, true. Also unfortunate is the way PETA chooses to present their argument. I’m no vegan (hell, I’ve hunted for my meat), but I do not condone the rampant abuse of animals that occur daily in factory farming. PETA’s stupid self-aggrandizing stunts do nothing to promote their point of view. It’s all about “look at me.”

  • http://vercingetorix.myopenid.com/ Vercingetorix

    The disturbing facts which the little girl recites are, unfortunately, true. Also unfortunate is the way PETA chooses to present their argument. I’m no vegan (hell, I’ve hunted for my meat), but I do not condone the rampant abuse of animals that occur daily in factory farming. PETA’s stupid self-aggrandizing stunts do nothing to promote their point of view. It’s all about “look at me.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    In Canada Turkeys are chemical free!

    • Jeremy

      nothing is chemical free mate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    In Canada Turkeys are chemical free!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRU4LGRBFL3NVE4PF6JSSVHJKM Jed Lin
  • PETAISFAGS

    no it’s not

  • Simiantongue

    This commercial is more of an argument against factory farming. Eating meat contributes to the profits of factory farming but perhaps if you’re lucky there is an alternative near you.

    I buy my chickens and turkey from a local farm which is not a factory farm. It cost a little more, I could have bought a turkey at the local supermarket for about three dollars less, but honestly the local farm turkey and chickens taste much better. I guess it’s because they have this fenced in area they wander around in and that does something to the meat. I wouldn’t go back to buying them from a supermarket. I talked to the farmer, she says they charge a little more because they don’t use antibiotics or anything and they have to cover the cost of losing a few more chickens to sickness. Also they don’t deal in volume, they mostly sell to restaurants and people like me. If more people bought from local farmers then they could reduce prices maybe. Though they don’t have to transport their product half way across the country either since their local. Eh, to each their own. I seek out local farmers for things wherever feasible, I mean i’m not going to drive thirty miles to get some fruit.

    • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

      Good on ya! We’re lucky enough to have organic, free range foods near us. This is small farm country…and non-factory meat is plentiful. I do feel bad for those who live in highly urbanized environments that make organics expensive…at least here its so common that its still fairly cheap. I can go watch my food wander around outdoors in relative freedom…and it tastes better than the generic crap I’ve had over the years when necessary. The funny part is that factory farms spend millions on chemistry and marketing and all the bells and whistles…and after all that effort they still deliver a crappier product than the lady up the road whose chickens keep laying eggs in her hedges.

      • Guest

        “I do feel bad for those who live in highly urbanized environments that make organics expensive…”

        Oh, what a load. The only thing that makes organic expensive are the high-cost ineffective alternatives. Organic food is a swindle, anyway.

        • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

          Sorry dude…its only a swindle if you spend a fortune to buy a bunch of corporate crap marked as organic. I’m one generation off the farm and can tell the difference when I buy from local small farms. The taste is different and better…and the absence of massive doses of chemicals can only be good. The real rip off is eating anything processed when you could be enjoying actual food instead.

          • Eric_D_Read

            Sounds like you live I an area similar to mine.
            Unfortunately, while I can still have a beer at the local bars with the people who grow most of my food, it’s been disappearing fast.
            I’d estimate more than half of the local small farms have been sold off in the last 20 years; with the biggest buyers being McMansion developers.

  • Simiantongue

    This commercial is more of an argument against factory farming. Eating meat contributes to the profits of factory farming but perhaps if you’re lucky there is an alternative near you.

    I buy my chickens and turkey from a local farm which is not a factory farm. It cost a little more, I could have bought a turkey at the local supermarket for about three dollars less, but honestly the local farm turkey and chickens taste much better. I guess it’s because they have this fenced in area they wander around in and that does something to the meat. I wouldn’t go back to buying them from a supermarket. I talked to the farmer, she says they charge a little more because they don’t use antibiotics or anything and they have to cover the cost of losing a few more chickens to sickness. Also they don’t deal in volume, they mostly sell to restaurants and people like me. If more people bought from local farmers then they could reduce prices maybe. Though they don’t have to transport their product half way across the country either since their local. Eh, to each their own. I seek out local farmers for things wherever feasible, I mean i’m not going to drive thirty miles to get some fruit.

  • Psychognosis

    I ated ham

  • Psychognosis

    I ated ham

  • blacksmith

    shut up Canadian

  • Deicide

    hahahahaha I could not have said it better myself my friend. im thankful someone else is with me on that one.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Good on ya! We’re lucky enough to have organic, free range foods near us. This is small farm country…and non-factory meat is plentiful. I do feel bad for those who live in highly urbanized environments that make organics expensive…at least here its so common that its still fairly cheap. I can go watch my food wander around outdoors in relative freedom…and it tastes better than the generic crap I’ve had over the years when necessary. The funny part is that factory farms spend millions on chemistry and marketing and all the bells and whistles…and after all that effort they still deliver a crappier product than the lady up the road whose chickens keep laying eggs in her hedges.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Good on ya! We’re lucky enough to have organic, free range foods near us. This is small farm country…and non-factory meat is plentiful. I do feel bad for those who live in highly urbanized environments that make organics expensive…at least here its so common that its still fairly cheap. I can go watch my food wander around outdoors in relative freedom…and it tastes better than the generic crap I’ve had over the years when necessary. The funny part is that factory farms spend millions on chemistry and marketing and all the bells and whistles…and after all that effort they still deliver a crappier product than the lady up the road whose chickens keep laying eggs in her hedges.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maureen-Bee/771402151 Maureen Bee

    thats pretty tame for peta, should have been fine

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maureen-Bee/771402151 Maureen Bee

    thats pretty tame for peta, should have been fine

  • Mucerprm

    PETA sucks goat shit.

  • Mucerprm

    PETA sucks goat shit.

  • Mucerprm

    PETA sucks goat shit.

  • Mucerprm

    PETA sucks goat shit.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I love how subtle the site promotion was…it just totally slipped in under the radar…like a B-2 Stealth suggestion. Srsly. It was beautiful, man.

  • Jeremy

    hahaha this ad is awesome! Peta just make themselves look like idiots and I laugh at thee. Free range is the biggest joke out there but hey, if you’re happy paying double the amount for the same thing then I won’t loose sleep over it :)

  • Jeremy

    hahaha this ad is awesome! Peta just make themselves look like idiots and I laugh at thee. Free range is the biggest joke out there but hey, if you’re happy paying double the amount for the same thing then I won’t loose sleep over it :)

  • Jeremy

    nothing is chemical free mate.

  • Billyjones420

    No fucking wonder there banned, Im on disability, so I can not afford to help out, but what about the really wealthy people, Why is there not a farm we can house our abandon dogs and cats in, to spend the rest of there natural lives, and be put down when theres no other choice. Its sicking if anyone thinks is a good thing to just kill them. I have had to put down pets, and it never gets any easier, even when they can no longer walk on there own, I will keep them with us, for as long as possible. I cant watch some of these, and I am an adult of 50. its down right cruel, who ever that frigging creep was that was making sure not to give the dog an infection so used isopropyl to clean the aria of injection? why? the poor dog is dead in seconds. fu k me this is very hard to deal with. If I could only help more..omg not one dog or cat would die, an unneeded death.I would build the biggest barn you ever seen. and there would be loving and food, and mostly care for the rest of there lives. Please, people like Pam Anderson and such,,COULD do it,,come on miss Twain, where are you now? my heart gos out to everyone of the pets that get hurt for nothing, we should start to treat these people that are cruel to animals could be shot at dawn……. billy

  • Billyjones420

    No fucking wonder there banned, Im on disability, so I can not afford to help out, but what about the really wealthy people, Why is there not a farm we can house our abandon dogs and cats in, to spend the rest of there natural lives, and be put down when theres no other choice. Its sicking if anyone thinks is a good thing to just kill them. I have had to put down pets, and it never gets any easier, even when they can no longer walk on there own, I will keep them with us, for as long as possible. I cant watch some of these, and I am an adult of 50. its down right cruel, who ever that frigging creep was that was making sure not to give the dog an infection so used isopropyl to clean the aria of injection? why? the poor dog is dead in seconds. fu k me this is very hard to deal with. If I could only help more..omg not one dog or cat would die, an unneeded death.I would build the biggest barn you ever seen. and there would be loving and food, and mostly care for the rest of there lives. Please, people like Pam Anderson and such,,COULD do it,,come on miss Twain, where are you now? my heart gos out to everyone of the pets that get hurt for nothing, we should start to treat these people that are cruel to animals could be shot at dawn……. billy

  • Cody

    The only Disinformation here is the shameless apologism in favor of PETA and their pathetic shock tactics.

  • Cody

    The only Disinformation here is the shameless apologism in favor of PETA and their pathetic shock tactics.

  • Guest

    “I do feel bad for those who live in highly urbanized environments that make organics expensive…”

    Oh, what a load. The only thing that makes organic expensive are the high-cost ineffective alternatives. Organic food is a swindle, anyway.

  • Animal Rights Dipshits

    No, Alex, you just live in a credophillic fantasyland.

  • justagirl

    that prayer was almost as shocking as the christmas “neon marshmallow” surprise we all got this year.

  • justagirl

    that prayer was almost as shocking as the christmas “neon marshmallow” surprise we all got this year.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Sorry dude…its only a swindle if you spend a fortune to buy a bunch of corporate crap marked as organic. I’m one generation off the farm and can tell the difference when I buy from local small farms. The taste is different and better…and the absence of massive doses of chemicals can only be good. The real rip off is eating anything processed when you could be enjoying actual food instead.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tomkelley Tom

    Cowards for not letting this air. Grow a pair, NBC.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tomkelley Tom

    Cowards for not letting this air. Grow a pair, NBC.

21