David 26 Nov 2009 http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/11/nbc-rejects-peta-thanksgiving-ad.html PETA Thanksgiving ad runs afowl of NBC standards by James Hibberd PETA is once again getting people to watch an ad by promoting that a network "rejected" it. The effective (and cost-saving) technique this time is for an ad called "Grace" that the animal rights group asked NBC to air during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Only this time, NBC says PETA's claim that the ad was rejected wasn't entirely accurate. "We did not reject the ad," an NBC spokesperson said. "We communicated that we would consider airing the ad in certain time periods." NBC would not allow the ad, which contains graphic descriptions of poultry factory farming, to air during the parade or other family viewing time periods. During late-night, however, the network would consider airing the ad. The network sent this answer to PETA, sources say, and the organization didn't reply. Here's the ad... (By and by, if there's a vegetarian coming to your Thanksgiving dinner, for God's sake don't buy a Tofurkey ... it's a well-meaning gesture, yes, but Tofurkey tastes like slow cooked rubber bands ... if you buy it, and we're the only vegetarian at the table, we feel obligated to try and put a noticeable dent into its imposing dense mass of fortified protein, so we sit there chewing it and try our best to look appreciative while wishing we could just eat mashed potatoes and green beans instead ... so: tasty meat-less side dishes will do fine...).