NBC recently turned down an advertisment PETA wanted to run during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade because it "does not meet NBC Universal standards". The ad is devoid of any offensive visuals (this is PETA after all — they're fond of using offensive visuals) but does describe some of the darker aspects of modern factory turkey farming pretty spot on — that turkeys are often abused and experience horrifying, painful deaths at the hands of slaughterhouse workers being pushed by corporate managers to maximize speed at the cost of health and safety (of both the birds and the workers).
Before turning down the ad, NBC asked for more information about the ad's claims, so PETA sent them a link to a New York Times article all about the dark side of turkey farming.
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