© By Othmar Vohringer
According to a U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance news release plus several newspaper reports the NBC refuses to play a Thanksgiving commercial produced by the notorious animal rights group PETA.
A spokes person for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance said; “The “Grace” ad produced by PETA starts off innocently with a cute, young girl sitting at the dinner table with her family. She is asked to give a Thanksgiving blessing and goes into a long winded, and very graphic dissertation about the “cruelty” of turkey farming.”
According to PETA’s blog, it submitted the ad to NBC so that it could run during coverage of the annual Macy’s Day Parade on Thanksgiving Day. NBC responded that it required more information before it would run the ad. PETA responded with some of its outrageous propaganda but was disappointed when NBC still came firmly down against allowing the ad to air.
“It is highly inappropriate, but not unexpected for PETA to attempt to hijack a family tradition in order to push its radical message,” said Bud Pidgeon, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance president and CEO. “Just like with the Super Bowl commercial, NBC made the right call.”
I too think that the NBC made the right call to turn the PETA commercial down and since it is Thanksgiving I would like to encourage hunters and anglers reading this blog to give thanks to the NBC for this wise decision. Contact NBC.
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody.
Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
Tags: Thanksgiving, NBC, PETA, TV Commercial