Peta has made a few games in their days criticizing things as McDonalds, the skin industry. and the general killing of animals for meat. Now it is time for Pokemon to take their turn. Peta is protesting against the release of Pokemon Black&White 2 which were recently realeased. This is not the first time they protest against a game. They made a game against the Tanooki suit in the Super Mario franchise. In an official press release they compare the Pokemon which are virtual beings to circus elephants:
“Much like animals in the real world, Pokémon are treated as unfeeling objects and used for such things as human entertainment and as subjects in experiments. The way that Pokémon are stuffed into pokéballs is similar to how circuses chain elephants inside railroad cars and let them out only to perform confusing and often painful tricks that were taught using sharp steel-tipped bullhooks and electric shock prods”
The argument is that Pokemon is teaching kids that animal captivity is okay, animal cruelty is okay and that kids will start treating their pets as Pokemon. It’s interesting to many if PETA even have seen the show at all. Considering the show’s and the games content many think of this as a bad April fools joke.
If you want to play the game for yourselves you can do so here.
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