Last week, the animal rights group Mercy For Animals released a video alleging abuse at a Butterball turkey slaughterhouse. This is in addition to another video the group unearthed last year, which featured different -- and gruesome -- animal abuse.
Based on these videos, Mercy For Animals has begun airing television commercials that warn consumers of Butterball's transgressions. The following cities are airing the ads on these networks:
- Los Angeles: Food TV, MTV, MTV2 and Animal Planet
- Chicago: Lifetime, MTV and VH1
- Raleigh/Durham: Food TV, Family, ENT, Animal Planet, MTV and VH1
Here's the ad below. A lot more disturbing than your average Thanksgiving food commercial, no?