PETA still nuts, blasts Pokemon this time.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 October 2012 12:59 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 9 October 2012 09:00
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals a.k.a PETA has taken some rather…odd attempts at raising awareness for animal rights. Lately they seem to have blurred those lines between fantasy and reality with their browser games. Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, Super Tofu Boy and who could forget the absurdly ridiculous Super Tanooki Skin 2D? All those “games” took the existing premise and turned them into a farce. Mario ripping the skins off of Tanookis, wearing them blood and all? Mama plucking the bloodied feathers from turkeys? Well, they aren’t done.
PETA has finally gone off the rails with their current offering “Pokemon Black and Blue”. The point of the propaganda is that Pokemon are victims of abuse and deserve to be treated just like real life creatures. The poor mistreated beings have had enough with the abuse, the torture, the chemical testing, the…wait, what? I haven’t played much of the Pokemon games but I know Nintendo doesn’t allow that kind of filth in their billion dollar franchise. I also know nobody uses hypodermic needles as an attack. PETA of course doesn’t care because nothing raises awareness like turning a harmless game into laughable display of lunacy. And spilling gallons of video blood.
The amount of time that Pokémon spend stuffed in pokéballs is akin to how elephants are chained up in train carts, waiting to be let out to “perform” in circuses. But the difference between real life and this fictional world full of organized animal fighting is that Pokémon games paint rosy pictures of things that are actually horrible.
The organization firmly believes that Pokemon is a game training youngsters in the art of cruelty and animal fighting. As if these kids will “Catch ‘Em All”, sit down their 3DS and organize a dog fighting ring down at the local sandlot. They also have taken the stance that violence solves everything, something that is the exact opposite of what kids are being taught. They want kids to not hurt fake animals but instead electrocute humans. Remind me again who needs the be taught the difference between fiction and real life?
The best part of all this? The image of a battered Pikachu holding a protester sign declaring “I Support Team Plasma!” Team Plasma being the bad guys in Pokemon Black\White. The group that wants to free Pokemon from all humans so their main jerkface leader can control them all. The leader who brainwashed his son into loathing humans. Good job there PETA.
Most free thinking geeks are not into animal abuse. We don’t care for those that do and we help in the fight against those that do. We also don’t care for places like PETA bastardizing our franchises in a misleading campaign like this. All PETA is accomplishing is making a mockery of a good cause. They’ve become that crazy, cross eyed guy standing on the corner wearing a sandwich board screaming “The end is near! Repent now!”
You geeks can check out the games and if you, give us your thoughts. We’d like to hear what think!
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