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Furrywisepuppy says:

 

This is not a commentary about whether it’s right or wrong to eat meat or be a vegan or whatever – but don’t you find it ridiculous, for instance, when a chicken or cartoon chicken is used in a commercial advert advertising itself as delicious, or when a cow or cartoon cow is presented on a carton or tub as if it’s happy to have its own dairy products consumed by humans?

 

Fluffystealthkitten says:

 

I agree that it’s pretty weird even though most people don’t see it in this way!

 

Imagine if some other species farmed and ate human beings, and then we see a cheerful human character on an advert putting itself out, accentuating its own ample thigh meat and buttocks, as if saying, “My own kind is extremely yummy so you should eat us(!)” A human ambassador for human meat consumption makes no sense!

 

Furrywisepuppy says:

 

What animal wants to advertise itself as food – well unless it has been mind-controlled by a parasite that wants the host organism to be consumed by another organism in order for that parasite to spread or reproduce?!

 

Fluffystealthkitten says:

 

Eww!

 

It’s absolute human bull**** via commercial advertising and marketing in general to make other humans believe that other animals want to be eaten by humans, and are even blissful about it.

 

Furrywisepuppy says:

 

Whether it’s acceptable or not to eat other animals and/or their products is a separate debate altogether. But if we accept it – surely we shouldn’t be making it seem like they are happy to be eaten, or wish to wilfully goad humans into eating them.

 

Fluffystealthkitten says:

 

Yeah, so please get smiley or self-approving animal characters off the advertising and packaging of animal products because they don’t make any sense. Or if any animal characters are used in the advertising or packaging of products that contain those animals or their products then they should be at most exhibiting a neutral expression, and possibly showing a sad face, as if saying, “That’s a part of my sis or bro in there :’(.”

 

Furrywisepuppy says:

 

I do consume some meat in a varied and balanced omnivorous diet, but only puppy-sized portions; and I don’t personally mind not eating any meat at all on any given day but I must watch my overall nutritional balance if so because I’m still a growing pup. I only have a tiny ‘meat tooth’ (rather than a ‘sweet tooth’) and I advocate eating only a little meat if any.

 

Quarter-pounder burgers used to be considered large but now half-pounders are regularly featured options on menus – it’s meat in vulgar quantities and I don’t agree with that.

 

Fluffystealthkitten says:

 

I am a bit fussier and really like my seafood, but it’s only kitten-sized portions. If you’re a human vegan then you must supplement or otherwise ensure that you get enough of all the necessary nutrients in your diet to be healthy.

 

And if you’re a human omnivore then there are understandable reasons for not excluding meat, such as you can’t be so picky to exclude any food groups if you’re poor. The poorest in the world may still consume the least meat (at least low-fat-density/high quality meat) compared to wealthier people on average but they’re not likely going to say, “No” if someone gave them a sausage to eat or that’s all they could get on a given day. But we should all try to not eat so much in total, definitely never waste any edible part, certainly only go for sustainable options, and aim for the highest-welfare bred choices we can personally afford i.e. go for quality over quantity.

 

Furrywisepuppy says:

 

Fluffystealthkitten and I are magical beasts so can see things firsthand from the perspectives of humans as well as other animals. We frisky furmiliars primarily exist as furry beasts but we can shape-shift into humans in order to explore and learn about human minds and the human world thus we often regard ourselves as both because we have a great empathy and connection with humans too – this is why we frequently talk about people as if people ourselves. Many other frisky furmiliars feel the same way too. We don’t normally take firm sides and are always looking for ways to create a better harmony between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom.

 

Fluffystealthkitten says:

 

Critiquing the intended or unintended messages or ideas portrayed in commercial advertising is actually a fun pastime for us. As another example – a product that saves the ass of a person who cannot do something simple without that product acting like their saviour can make it look like that product’s target market is stupid people, hence the message seems to be that only stupid people should buy that product!

 

Furrywisepuppy says:

 

As yet another example – when a successful athlete, beautiful model or another celebrity with another desirable quality attributes their success or quality to a new product that was only created and released very recently, then using that product cannot be the reason for that celebrity’s success or desirable quality because that product was only created and released after they became known for what they’re known for!

 

If you can think of any other examples of silly adverts – specific examples or general tropes or clichés – then please share them with us all through the Twitter comment button below. Woof!

 

Fluffystealthkitten says:

 

Meow!

 

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