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.

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67 Responses to PETA’s Banned Thanksgiving Day Commercial

  1. emperorreagan November 25, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

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

  2. GoodDoktorBad November 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    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!

  3. tonyviner November 25, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

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

  4. NortonEmperor November 25, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Just…cook…the meat…

    • Alex November 27, 2009 at 11:55 am #

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

  5. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    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

  6. benatmediacurves1 December 1, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    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

    • VoxMagi November 27, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

      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.

  7. etnad333 November 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

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

  8. Anonymous November 25, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

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

  9. Sabre November 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

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

  10. Sabre November 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

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

  11. MilesDeem November 25, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

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

  12. MilesDeem November 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

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

  13. MilesDeem November 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

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

  14. 222 November 25, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    here it is

    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjKRxa7ZyMs

  15. Majestic November 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    Thanks – replaced in main post.

  16. VoxMagi November 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    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 November 25, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

      Bacon is disgusting.

      • VoxMagi November 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

        Then you’re doin’ it wrong :-)

    • Deicide November 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

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

    • Eric_D_Read November 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

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

  17. VoxMagi November 25, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    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.

  18. Andrew November 25, 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    Bacon is disgusting.

  19. VoxMagi November 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    Then you’re doin’ it wrong :-)

  20. Tom November 26, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    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.”

  21. Vercingetorix November 26, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    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.”

  22. Bruce Miller November 26, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    In Canada Turkeys are chemical free!

    • Jeremy November 27, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

      nothing is chemical free mate.

  23. Bruce Miller November 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    In Canada Turkeys are chemical free!

  24. Jed Lin November 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    http://www.fashiongoods.us

  25. PETAISFAGS November 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    no it’s not

  26. Simiantongue November 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    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.

    • VoxMagi November 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

      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 December 28, 2010 at 4:34 am #

        “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.

        • VoxMagi December 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

          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 November 28, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

            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.

  27. Simiantongue November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    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.

  28. Psychognosis November 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    I ated ham

  29. Psychognosis November 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    I ated ham

  30. blacksmith November 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    shut up Canadian

  31. Deicide November 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

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

  32. VoxMagi November 27, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    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.

  33. VoxMagi November 27, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    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.

  34. Maureen Bee November 27, 2010 at 3:07 am #

    thats pretty tame for peta, should have been fine

  35. Maureen Bee November 27, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    thats pretty tame for peta, should have been fine

  36. Mucerprm November 27, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    PETA sucks goat shit.

  37. Mucerprm November 27, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    PETA sucks goat shit.

  38. Mucerprm November 27, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    PETA sucks goat shit.

  39. Mucerprm November 27, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    PETA sucks goat shit.

  40. VoxMagi November 27, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    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.

  41. Jeremy November 28, 2010 at 12:07 am #

    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 :)

  42. Jeremy November 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    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 :)

  43. Jeremy November 28, 2010 at 12:09 am #

    nothing is chemical free mate.

  44. Billyjones420 November 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    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

  45. Billyjones420 November 28, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    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

  46. Cody December 28, 2010 at 4:32 am #

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

  47. Cody December 28, 2010 at 8:32 am #

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

  48. Guest December 28, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    “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.

  49. Animal Rights Dipshits December 28, 2010 at 8:36 am #

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

  50. justagirl December 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

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

  51. justagirl December 28, 2010 at 11:25 am #

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

  52. VoxMagi December 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    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.

  53. Tom November 24, 2011 at 10:41 am #

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

  54. Tom November 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

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

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