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NBC Turns Down PETA Ad

Commercial, intended for Macy's parade, has no disturbing images
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2009 12:37 PM CST

(Newser) – This is the ad PETA wanted to run during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but NBC shot them down, saying it “does not meet NBC Universal Standards.” As you can see in the video, there’s nary an offensive image, just a little girl describing the horrors of factory farming ("Dear God, special thanks for all the chemicals, and dirt, and poop that's in the turkey we're about to eat")—something NBC might not have wanted to interrupt its Turkey Day festivities with.

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Before killing the ad, however, NBC asked PETA for more information about the ad’s claims, according to Mother Nature Network. PETA replied by sending them a link to a New York Times editorial. (Read more PETA stories.)

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