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Has anyone seen them? It starts out kind of cute and humorous, with a turkey doing something like watching TV while babysitting, or giving someone a scribbled tattoo, but then they say "Turkeys don't make great babysitters[or whatever else the turkey was doing], they make great burgers...and that's just the way it is". They then cut away from the turkey and drop down a burger with a big slab of turkey corpse... it's disgusting. Now I realize how I had trouble separating "farm" animals with other animals as a child, when you can't even turn on the TV without these big companies saying things like this.
 

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Things weren't nearly as revealing and provoking when I was a kid. A commercial like that, probably would have turned me veg a lot sooner.

Hardees has done similar stuff in the past, plus they always have a guy with a super smart-ass sounding voice. I already want to punch someone with a voice like that in the face without them saying something specifically that provokes me.
 

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It starts way before the commercials - children's programming is FULL of the family farm lie. (I should know, I've been watching tons of Sprout and Nick Jr with my nephew.)
If the show doesn't directly take place at a barnyard, it will have at least one episode where the character visits a farm where, of course, everything is hunky-dory - free roaming cows graze in rich, green fields, pigs happily wallow in the mud, etc. The other day, during the "commercial break" interval (where I do give these channels some respect for playing few to no commercials) there was a song playing about the farm - something about cows, chickens, and pigs (essentially that was the main chorus) and they mentioned milk and eggs, but they seemed to have to forgotten what the pig produces... There's this dichotomy of what generations and generations of children have been learning - likely back to the time when farming knowledge was actually relevant in the average person's life - and the reality of farming today.

Of course I'm not expecting episodes of "Caillou visits a factory farm" or "The Berenstain Bears find out where their food really comes from", but just about every show perpetuate this lie. It's no wonder people are hesitant to believe the atrocities in factory farms and slaughterhouses are real - they don't realize that farms don't match the mental image they grew up with.
 

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That is horrible.

I just got back from a visit to a farm sanctuary, and my favorite animals there were the turkeys. They are amazing creatures deserving of respect (as all creatures are
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Things weren't nearly as revealing and provoking when I was a kid. A commercial like that, probably would have turned me veg a lot sooner.

Hardees has done similar stuff in the past, plus they always have a guy with a super smart-ass sounding voice. I already want to punch someone with a voice like that in the face without them saying something specifically that provokes me.
I've never really paid attention to commercials, but I was watching something live so I wasn't forwarding through commercials and I saw the two turkey ones in a row. I think I remember one with a cow being hit and they called it a "milkshake" or something a long time ago, too.

And I hate the smug voice, too!

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It starts way before the commercials - children's programming is FULL of the family farm lie. (I should know, I've been watching tons of Sprout and Nick Jr with my nephew.)
If the show doesn't directly take place at a barnyard, it will have at least one episode where the character visits a farm where, of course, everything is hunky-dory - free roaming cows graze in rich, green fields, pigs happily wallow in the mud, etc. The other day, during the "commercial break" interval (where I do give these channels some respect for playing few to no commercials) there was a song playing about the farm - something about cows, chickens, and pigs (essentially that was the main chorus) and they mentioned milk and eggs, but they seemed to have to forgotten what the pig produces... There's this dichotomy of what generations and generations of children have been learning - likely back to the time when farming knowledge was actually relevant in the average person's life - and the reality of farming today.

Of course I'm not expecting episodes of "Caillou visits a factory farm" or "The Berenstain Bears find out where their food really comes from", but just about every show perpetuate this lie. It's no wonder people are hesitant to believe the atrocities in factory farms and slaughterhouses are real - they don't realize that farms don't match the mental image they grew up with.
Yeah, and same with the happy california cows and foster farm chickens and all those things with the happy little cute animals.
Even with shocking videos like Meet Your Meat and Earthlings, I think I still had a small belief in all the things I once believed, about animals being all happy and cared for on farms, when I first went vegan, because it's so sad, shocking, and depressing to realize that all that awful stuff goes on all the time, right here, in this world, as a result of actions every person can do everyday.

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That is horrible.

I just got back from a visit to a farm sanctuary, and my favorite animals there were the turkeys. They are amazing creatures deserving of respect (as all creatures are
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Yeah, I love turkeys.
I like to see the pardoned turkeys at Disneyland. They have him out to be seen each year for a few hours during the day, when he's not backstage, and I saw him backstage, too, where he has a lot of room to roam with the other few turkeys, and be fed and nurtured. It's nice that the pardoned turkeys get a second chance, but I wish all turkeys had that opportunity instead of being murdered.
 

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Aside from the animal part i hate the stupid one with the woman in the bathing suit, the one where they say they have pretty models cuz ugly ones don't sell burgers, and the fact that on every one they use that line "and that's just the way it is", so annoying!
 

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Aside from the animal part i hate the stupid one with the woman in the bathing suit, the one where they say they have pretty models cuz ugly ones don't sell burgers, and the fact that on every one they use that line "and that's just the way it is", so annoying!
Ewwww I know the one you're talking about. Miss Turkey with rotten mini-burgers all over her bikini, horking down a disgusting CJ death sandwich.
 

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Lol every time i see it and here their new line, i think to the turkey, and i'm like uhh no, it's not just the way it is, you can stop it, even though that's not what they're talking about, but still, it takes me back to the fact that that is an excuse a lot of people use in a lot of circumstances.
 

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Of course I'm not expecting episodes of "Caillou visits a factory farm" or "The Berenstain Bears find out where their food really comes from",
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Yeah, I love turkeys.
I like to see the pardoned turkeys at Disneyland. They have him out to be seen each year for a few hours during the day, when he's not backstage, and I saw him backstage, too, where he has a lot of room to roam with the other few turkeys, and be fed and nurtured. It's nice that the pardoned turkeys get a second chance, but I wish all turkeys had that opportunity instead of being murdered.
Unfortunately, not even these turkeys get a break. Look it up.
 
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