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Thanksgiving Ad Asks Kids: Would You Eat Your Dog?
theindychannel.com ^ | November 18, 2011 | uncredited

Posted on 11/18/2011 8:39:36 AM PST by Abathar

A new Thanksgiving ad campaign targeted toward children in schools is barking up a storm this holiday season.

In a news release, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced this week that its new outdoor billboard advertising campaign will focus around a central message: "How would children feel if Fido and Fluffy were stuffed and roasted for Thanksgiving?"

The ads feature the head of a Jack Russell terrier on the body of a turkey, and reads, "Kids: If You Wouldn't Eat Your Dog, Why Eat a Turkey?"

The group said the billboards are going up near schools in Oklahoma, Oregon, Florida, New Mexico, Utah and Tennessee.

"Kids love animals, and if they thought about how turkeys feel pain and fear just as dogs and cats do, they'd trade in their drumsticks for Tofurky in a heartbeat," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said. "This Thanksgiving, families can give all animals something to be thankful for by sticking to humane, delicious vegan meals."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dog; nutjobs; peta; thanksgiving; vegan
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I like my dog more than any PETA member, so if it came down to it I would probably eat them first.

1 posted on 11/18/2011 8:39:41 AM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

The difference between a PETA fascist is pretty apparent.

I eat meat; I don’t care if you eat meat, vegetables or thrive on minerals.

PETA Fascists don’t eat meat; and want to impose their lifestyle on everyone else, so they are starting with the children first.


2 posted on 11/18/2011 8:41:57 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Abathar

It depends on how hungry I am and who the cook is.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 8:42:30 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Abathar

how about if you’d eat a turkey, why not a dog?


4 posted on 11/18/2011 8:42:45 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Hodar

Well Hitler was a vegetarian.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 8:42:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Abathar

Mmmmm, German Shepherd Pot Pie.


6 posted on 11/18/2011 8:43:41 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Abathar

Hunters: If you can hunt deer, why don’t you try hunting PETA members?


7 posted on 11/18/2011 8:43:58 AM PST by struggle
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To: Abathar

When I was growing up on a farm in Iowa, the standard rule concerning edible livestock was that any critter that has a name is safe from becoming Sunday dinner.

My sister and I had a pet turkey named “Tom” (how original...hey, we were kids) that we raised from a ‘chick’ and he was imprinted with the image of us being his mom.

He followed us around constantly like a spare shadow and always came out to meet us, getting off the school bus each afternoon. He’d come out and fan out his feathers and strut around a bit. It was his main, possibly only, talent.

In early November, word leaked out to us that he was going to be the main course for Thanksgiving dinner. The old rule had been over-ridden and Tom was about to be “axed” literally.

Come the day before Thanksgiving, we all dreaded what was about to happen and nobody would volunteer to be his executioner. Just thinking about it spread through the family to where we were all nearly in tears.

Happy ending:

We couldn’t bear to kill Tom for dinner, so we ate the dog.


8 posted on 11/18/2011 8:44:26 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: Abathar

9 posted on 11/18/2011 8:45:00 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Abathar

10 posted on 11/18/2011 8:45:28 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: struggle

I wonder what kind of call would work best on a PETA member - Perhaps the sound of a carrot being chopped up on wood cutting board?


11 posted on 11/18/2011 8:46:21 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: null and void
When I was growing up on a farm in Iowa, the standard rule concerning edible livestock was that any critter that has a name is safe from becoming Sunday dinner.

I guy I knew had a calf on his farm named "Cheeseburger".

12 posted on 11/18/2011 8:47:04 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Abathar

Kids, if your dog, or a turkey were big enough...they sure the heck would eat you.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 8:47:35 AM PST by Washi
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To: Abathar; All

http://petakillsanimals.com/


14 posted on 11/18/2011 8:48:35 AM PST by Charlespg
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To: null and void

Funny, I used to name all the hogs I raised for the freezer. Never bothered me a bit to eat them.


15 posted on 11/18/2011 8:48:45 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Abathar

16 posted on 11/18/2011 8:48:55 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Abathar

Why do you even HAVE a dog, kid? They are carnivores! They eat meat!!!!!!!! If you feed a dog you are abetting KILLING!!!!!!!! Aaaiiieeeeeeeeeee..........


17 posted on 11/18/2011 8:49:00 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Raycpa

That’s clever. I like the label. It makes the title much more interesting.


18 posted on 11/18/2011 8:49:24 AM PST by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: Abathar
Kids: If You Wouldn't Eat Your Dog, Why Eat a Turkey?"

Because my dog enjoys eating turkey as much as I do.

19 posted on 11/18/2011 8:49:24 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Abathar
I wonder how PETA feels about abortion and the unborn?




20 posted on 11/18/2011 8:49:48 AM PST by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: PapaBear3625
I guy I knew had a calf on his farm named "Cheeseburger".

My nickname for my Son's pet rabbit is stew.

21 posted on 11/18/2011 8:50:40 AM PST by Raycpa
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Let's bring this Freepathon
Wonder what it said
To the TAIL end!

22 posted on 11/18/2011 8:51:13 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Abathar

I think we shold eat COngressmen instead. They are all well-stuffed already.


23 posted on 11/18/2011 8:51:39 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: Abathar

If I had a turkey who could protect my house from predators, help me hunt, and play fetch with the kids, I wouldn’t eat it.


24 posted on 11/18/2011 8:52:19 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Abathar

Isn’t this terrorizing the children? Isn’t there someone out there in Washington, DC looking to truly “do something for the children,” someone willing to take on such a reckless, terrorizing organization? I say if vegans are so healthy maybe we should try one...


25 posted on 11/18/2011 8:52:54 AM PST by lfrank
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To: circlecity

I had a cat that would absolutely crazy when we cooked a turkey, once he got a taste of it he would not stop howling. Turn you back to get the mayo and he was there snacking on it on the counter two seconds later.


26 posted on 11/18/2011 8:52:54 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

That is child abuse. PeTA has lost its marbles.


27 posted on 11/18/2011 8:53:32 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Abathar

I would eat dog if hungry enough. PETA are a bunch of busybodies.


28 posted on 11/18/2011 8:54:18 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Abathar

29 posted on 11/18/2011 8:54:34 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Abathar

I think these Peta guys are barking up the wrong tree.


30 posted on 11/18/2011 8:54:52 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: lfrank

maybe someone could use anti-bullying laws against campaigns like this?


31 posted on 11/18/2011 8:55:22 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Abathar

I jokingly refer to my dogs as “Korean livestock” to my kids.

That aside, these PETA people are idiots.


32 posted on 11/18/2011 8:56:00 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions .)
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To: Abathar
I watched a business show featuring an interview with an ostrich farmer. It was covering the raising business, the demand prospects, the registering and breeding industry, etc.

At the end of the interview, they asked the farmer "what is the best thing about ostriches?" His answer: "they make a turkey look smart".

33 posted on 11/18/2011 8:57:08 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Abathar

`Try and Become the Man/Woman Your Turkey Thinks You Are’

It’s just not the same.


34 posted on 11/18/2011 8:57:14 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Raycpa

I think they are doing more harm to their cause than good with this stuff. Yeah their supporters might like it, but the people they are trying to win over get so turned off by their methods that they drive them away instead of winning their support.


35 posted on 11/18/2011 8:57:45 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
This Thanksgiving, families can give all animals something to be thankful for by sticking to humane, delicious vegan meals.

First, aren't there places in Asia where dogs and cats are on the menu? Second, if He didn't want us to eat meat, why did He create us requiring large amount of protein and why did He make meat (a high protein source) taste so good?

36 posted on 11/18/2011 8:58:44 AM PST by econjack
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

speaking of jokes,

what do you call a Vietnamese who owns a dog?
A Vegetarian.

What do you call a Vietnamese who owns two dogs?
A rancher.


37 posted on 11/18/2011 8:58:56 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Abathar

PETA? Doesn’t that mean People Eating Tasty Animals? :)


38 posted on 11/18/2011 8:59:24 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Abathar

I love my dog and I love turkey...for different reasons.


39 posted on 11/18/2011 9:00:26 AM PST by GotMojo
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To: 5thGenTexan

HA...we had a few turkeys as a kid....the ostrich farmer is right.


40 posted on 11/18/2011 9:00:35 AM PST by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: lfrank

Isn’t this terrorizing the children?

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Exactly. All joking aside, If my little kid was confronted by some PETA A-hole pulling this stunt, I’m likely to be eating my turkey dinner from the county jail.

As I would have kicked the crap out of said PETA A-hole.


41 posted on 11/18/2011 9:00:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: goodnesswins

Ooops, I read that wrong....ostriches ARE dumber than TURKEYS! I didn’t think anything could be dumber.


42 posted on 11/18/2011 9:01:54 AM PST by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: null and void

4 drumsticks are better than two.


43 posted on 11/18/2011 9:02:44 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Abathar
My Dad taught me this lesson as a boy years ago when we raised turkeys.

When it came time to chop heads and harvest the fruits of our labors, he could tell I wasn't too happy about doing it.

Dad gave me a little talk which went something like this:

"I know you've done most of the work of raising these turkeys and aren't happy about killing them. But remember when you fed and watered them every day? Remember when you cleaned up their poop and gave them fresh bedding repeatedly? Remember how they thanked you by pooping in it again? And didn't even have sense to come in out of the rain and you had to go out and drive them into shelter? Well, this is how you collect your pay for all that work!"

44 posted on 11/18/2011 9:04:27 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Abathar

This is insensitive to Koreans. I think PETA needs to attend some diversity training.


45 posted on 11/18/2011 9:04:34 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Abathar
there's room for all God's creatures...right next to the mashed potatoes.


46 posted on 11/18/2011 9:05:24 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Abathar

I once went eight weeks without any food and finally acquired a raw squash and a 15 year old can of mandarin oranges which I promptly ate. I spent the next 12 hours vomiting. Today, the only food at which I draw the line is ‘long pig’. That would take 12 weeks.


47 posted on 11/18/2011 9:05:24 AM PST by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ah, talking about the good ol’ “meat-powered beat-down”.

I’d share the cell with you.


48 posted on 11/18/2011 9:05:44 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: Abathar
One memorable quote from Sarah palin's Going Rogue:

If God hadn't intended for people to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat.

49 posted on 11/18/2011 9:06:23 AM PST by foxfield (Sarah Palin, America's "girl next door".)
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To: Abathar
This week PBS Nature had a show about a person who raised a flock of wild turkeys from incubating the eggs onward. At the end only one of the male turkeys was left in the area and he considered it his "turkey brother". The only problem is that when mating season arrives the males (even brothers) will fight for dominance and the turkey went after the man. He first pecked him (and drew blood) and then made a full bore attack by jumping on his back and head with his claws. The man finally had to pick up a nearby stick and hit the turkey hard enough to stun him and then chase him off. Turkeys aren't nice friendly birds.

PBS never told what happened afterward with the mating season since the naturalist had asserted his dominance over the flock and thus had the right to mate with the nearby hens.

50 posted on 11/18/2011 9:07:33 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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