Skip to comments.Thanksgiving Ad Asks Kids: Would You Eat Your Dog?
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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I like my dog more than any PETA member, so if it came down to it I would probably eat them first.
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.
It depends on how hungry I am and who the cook is.
how about if you’d eat a turkey, why not a dog?
Well Hitler was a vegetarian.
Mmmmm, German Shepherd Pot Pie.
Hunters: If you can hunt deer, why don’t you try hunting PETA members?
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.
We couldn’t bear to kill Tom for dinner, so we ate the dog.
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?
I guy I knew had a calf on his farm named "Cheeseburger".
Kids, if your dog, or a turkey were big enough...they sure the heck would eat you.
Funny, I used to name all the hogs I raised for the freezer. Never bothered me a bit to eat them.
Why do you even HAVE a dog, kid? They are carnivores! They eat meat!!!!!!!! If you feed a dog you are abetting KILLING!!!!!!!! Aaaiiieeeeeeeeeee..........
That’s clever. I like the label. It makes the title much more interesting.
Because my dog enjoys eating turkey as much as I do.
My nickname for my Son's pet rabbit is stew.
I think we shold eat COngressmen instead. They are all well-stuffed already.
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.
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...
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.
That is child abuse. PeTA has lost its marbles.
I would eat dog if hungry enough. PETA are a bunch of busybodies.
I think these Peta guys are barking up the wrong tree.
maybe someone could use anti-bullying laws against campaigns like this?
I jokingly refer to my dogs as “Korean livestock” to my kids.
That aside, these PETA people are idiots.
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".
`Try and Become the Man/Woman Your Turkey Thinks You Are’
It’s just not the same.
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.
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?
speaking of jokes,
what do you call a Vietnamese who owns a dog?
What do you call a Vietnamese who owns two dogs?
PETA? Doesn’t that mean People Eating Tasty Animals? :)
I love my dog and I love turkey...for different reasons.
HA...we had a few turkeys as a kid....the ostrich farmer is right.
Isnt this terrorizing the children?
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.
Ooops, I read that wrong....ostriches ARE dumber than TURKEYS! I didn’t think anything could be dumber.
4 drumsticks are better than two.
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!"
This is insensitive to Koreans. I think PETA needs to attend some diversity training.
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.
Ah, talking about the good ol’ “meat-powered beat-down”.
I’d share the cell with you.
If God hadn't intended for people to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat.
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.
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