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Great Britain: Fury over new ketchup ad (Yes, it's a Heinz ad vs. the animal rights crowd)
The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 23, 2004

Posted on 11/23/2004 7:07:06 PM PST by Stoat

Fury over new ketchup ad

By SUN ONLINE REPORTERANIMAL welfare chiefs today slammed a new telly advert featuring a guinea pig drinking tomato ketchup.

The cheeky Heinz commercials show a caged pet downing sauce instead of water from a bottle.

But the RSPCA says giving the animals too much ketchup can make them ill and the ads are sending out the wrong message.

The clips - which end with the line "You can't eat without it" - are aired during breaks for ITV's Emmerdale.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "Water is an essential part of a guinea
pig's diet and we wouldn't recommend replacing it with ketchup.

"A small amount of ketchup as a treat now and again shouldn't do any harm as long as there is plenty of water available.

"We recommend feeding guinea pigs a diet of hay and grass and good quality cereal mix."

A Heinz spokesman said: "The advert is about exaggerating the fact that all foods taste better with Heinz Tomato Ketchup and in no way is Heinz encouraging families to copy the adverts."



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: animalwhackos; greatbritain; heinz; ketchup; rspca

1 posted on 11/23/2004 7:07:06 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

LOL! For once I actually feel sorry for them.


2 posted on 11/23/2004 7:11:52 PM PST by onja
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To: Stoat

I think its just about time for us all to start over.


3 posted on 11/23/2004 7:12:35 PM PST by Cornpone ((Aging Warrior))
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To: Stoat

4 posted on 11/23/2004 7:13:45 PM PST by Cicero (Nil illegitemus carborundum est)
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To: Stoat

PETA retaliating for Kerry's goose-murdering stunt?


6 posted on 11/23/2004 7:14:18 PM PST by ctdonath2
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To: Stoat

Does the RSPCA actually believe people will give their pets only ketchup because they saw this ad? Could the Brits (or anyone) be that stupid?


7 posted on 11/23/2004 7:14:23 PM PST by Petronski (New York London Paris Munich Ev'rybody Talk About Mmm Pop Music)
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To: Stoat

Some people are so lame. It sounds like a cute commercial.

What next.


8 posted on 11/23/2004 7:15:25 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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To: Petronski
Does the RSPCA actually believe people will give their pets only ketchup because they saw this ad?

Have you seen that commercial for " metamusal"? The one where the park ranger is give old Faithful a shot to keep it regular.

It was actually pulled because the park believed that it would encourage people to do just that. It is back on the air now with a disclaimer. Are people that stupid? Maybe and maybe not. But the bureaucrats running things seem convinced of it.

9 posted on 11/23/2004 7:20:21 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I shall follow your advise to the letter...the day I replace my brain with a cauliflower.)
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To: Stoat; always paddle your own canoe
Anyone got a recipe for g-pig?

;-)

Damn thing drinks a gallon or more a week of water.Guess if I switched to tap water it would be dead in a week or so.

10 posted on 11/23/2004 7:25:50 PM PST by CARDINALRULES (Ever find yourself posting messages just to show off your taglines?)
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To: Petronski
Does the RSPCA actually believe people will give their pets only ketchup because they saw this ad? Could the Brits (or anyone) be that stupid?

I would suggest that this is not a reflection of our British friends per se, but of Liberalism, which is based in large measure upon the arrogant, condescending notion that they are so very much smarter than everyone else, and that the heavy hand of Government Oversight is essential in order to prevent people from inserting limbs into running machinery, defending one's home and property with a quality firearm and, yes, feeding huge amounts of ketchup to your favorite pet.  This is a universal hallmark of liberalism which knows no national boundary, only the love of power and control.

Issuing statements such as this makes the RSPCA folks think that they've done something worthwhile for the world and have therefore justified their salaries.  If they didn't treat everyone as a feral two year old with brain damage, they would need to keep a bit more quiet, which would not help their funding.

11 posted on 11/23/2004 7:38:49 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat
"Save me, oh God, from people who have no sense of humor." -- Ludlow Porch
12 posted on 11/23/2004 7:39:23 PM PST by FreeKeys (Learn the REAL story of the Pilgrims' THANKSGIVING at: http://freedomkeys.com/thanksgiving2.htm)
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To: Stoat

Anti-Capitalist Guinea Swine


13 posted on 11/23/2004 7:42:23 PM PST by WhosJohnGalt
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To: CARDINALRULES
You can substitute cat. Sounds like a squirrel receipe to me.

Fried Guinea Pig (Ayacucho-style)

1 guinea pig, de-haired, gutted, and cleaned

1/2 c. flour

1/4 - 1/2 t. ground cumin

salt and black pepper to taste

1/2 c. oil

Pat dry the skin of the guinea pig and rub in the cumin, salt, and pepper. Preheat oil. Dust the carcass with the flour and place it on its back in the oil, turning to cook both sides. Alternately, the guinea pig can be cut and fried in quarters.

Serve with boiled potato or boiled manioc root, and a salad of cut tomatoes and slivered onions bathed in lime juice and a bit of salt. Have cold beer on hand.

Juan Fajardo

14 posted on 11/23/2004 7:43:18 PM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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To: Stoat
I'm guessing the Quiznos subs ads with the cut-and-paste animated maniacally singing hamsters never made it to Britain either.

"Hamsters are gentle creatures that prefer Barry Manilow and the gentler Neal Diamond ballads and should not be forced to sing these sorts of rough styles..."

Cyrano

15 posted on 11/23/2004 8:00:08 PM PST by Cyrano
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To: onja
An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "Water is an essential part of a guinea pig's diet and we wouldn't recommend replacing it with ketchup.

Proof that liberals have no sense of humor, and take themselves very seriously. Also a good indication that they are brain dead, but that is another thread...

16 posted on 11/23/2004 10:36:53 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Stoat

Stoat:

Very insightful and well-written response. Mind if I quote you sometime?


Regards,
Levante


17 posted on 11/23/2004 11:13:36 PM PST by Levante
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To: Levante
(((BLUSHING)))) My goodness, what kind words! I'm honored! <<< pinching self to make sure that this isn't a dream Thank you for your very kind words, and yes of course you can quote me. Be advised, however, that if you attribute a statement to a small furry mammal who appreciates an occasional steak and a good scotch while being noted for an "occasional flea issue", it may detract from the overall legitimacy of your post. But that, of course, is your affair and your judgement to make :-) Cheers,


18 posted on 11/23/2004 11:31:12 PM PST by Stoat
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To: DoughtyOne
Some people are so lame. It sounds like a cute commercial. What next.

Perhaps one could "steal" all the Heinz ketchup bottles and replace them with W Ketchup bottles. ;-)

19 posted on 11/24/2004 1:51:01 AM PST by albertp (Malice in Blunderland, The Wizard of Odd, Gullible's Troubles! Steal the wealth, spread the poverty.)
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To: Stoat

Thank you, Stoat!

And thanks for the virtual Ale!

Levante in Spain


20 posted on 11/24/2004 3:49:07 AM PST by Levante
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To: albertp

LOL, think that would upset a few people?


21 posted on 11/24/2004 1:18:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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