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NBC affiliates won't air PETA Thanksgiving ad promoting veganism

PETA's Thanksgiving-themed ad has stirred a controversy. While ad doesn't show graphic imagery, its description of the turkey-slaughter process may disturb some viewers; watch wisely!

Four NBC affiliates broadcasting the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are banning a commercial promoting veganism sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

PETA spokesman Michael Lyubinsky said Tuesday that the organization wanted to air the commercial during the parade, but stations in Raleigh, N.C., Columbia, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and Little Rock, Ark., had banned it.

The commercial depicts a young girl saying grace at Thanksgiving, giving thanks for "the turkey farms where they pack them into dark, tiny little sheds for their whole lives."

The ad encourages viewers to "go vegan."

Brad Moses, general manager of Raleigh's WNCN, said he decided to ban the ad in Raleigh and Savannah because it's not appropriate for the spirit of the parade.

— Associated Press

Video: officialpeta via YouTube

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Wow, PETA is too much. What a bunch of downers.

Too bad idiots like the jerks who banned the ad don't get the true spirit of Thanksgiving. How can anyone be THANKFUL for having a dead animal's carcass on their table, when the TRUTH is that that turkey lived its whole life in miserable, cramped conditions and was killed inhumanely? Thank goodness for Peta. I'm a 20+ year supporter, and counting. For every moron who rejects Peta's message of kindness to animals, there's someone else, someone with a heart and soul and conscience who wakes up to the truth and decides they can no longer participate in animal cruelty, otherwise known as the meat industry.

I hate PETA, but see no reason not to air the ad. It's 100% true, and millions of animal lovers and healthy eaters across the country sat down to a delicious, cruelty-free Thanksgiving feast, including me.

PETA is intentionally polarizing and pulls a lot of obnoxious, idiot stunts that do nothing but make people want to eat more meat - which does nothing to help animals. They're also inconsistent, belligerent, and rude. They actually slowed down my switch to veganism by several years. The saying is true - you'll catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar!


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