PETA’s actions in the past have no doubt saved countless animals from unimaginable cruelty, even if it meant getting into the face of some serious people and doing some crazy things. Sometimes the organization does however go overboard, like with their recent campaign against Nintendo and title Pokémon Black and White 2, stating that the game promotes animal cruelty. The organization also compared the way Pokémon is treated in the game … to that of abused animals.
In trying to promote their crusade against Nintendo, PETA has posted a spoof flash game on their website, in which Pokémon attack their trainers. PETA also released a public statement to go along with:
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 …if PETA existed in Unova, our motto would be: Pokémon are not ours to use or abuse. They exist for their own reasons. We believe that this is the message that should be sent to children.
It will be interesting to see what response will come from Nintendo on the matter. For now I guess only time will tell. What do you think, has PETA gone too far? Let us know in the comment section below, and make sure to check out our Facebook page for more of today’s gaming news.
Source: My Nintendo News