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PETA attacks Nintendo for Pokemon Black/White 2, says it promotes animal abuse

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. - PETA statement

Talk about being a little overboard. I'm all about animal rights, but this is too silly. PETA even made a Pokemon Black/White 2 spoof game to detail how they feel about the title. You can play it yourself after the jump. Thanks to all that sent this in!



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08 Oct 2012 13:59

As totally lol as PETA's speeches and actions have been, the very core of the pokemon experience is essentially cock-fighting [hello Pokeballs]. *shrugs*

Funnily enough, one of the most popular pokemon ever, Pikachu, openly detests the later in the animé. Which is interesting.

Love pokemon [and probably always will] - but I'm not naive as to it's mirroring of real life treatment of [some] captive animals.
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08 Oct 2012 14:01

That was amazing. I want a sequel, now.
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08 Oct 2012 14:07

Wait, aren't they about 15 years too late for the Pokemon hate train?

So, PETA is standing up for all the (fake) animals of the world, but who will speak up for the pink/purple slime, magnets, chandaliers, and ice cream cones that are forced into fighting?
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08 Oct 2012 14:09

Did N took over at PETA?
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08 Oct 2012 14:15

uh didnt we go through this already when SM3DL released? its a joke, but at the same time, PETA could be a bit more productive with their efforts instead of joking around with games. terrible organization is terrible.
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08 Oct 2012 14:26

The game wasn't too bad. Each Pokemon they give you has a move that is super effective against the trainer. Easy win. lol

Btw, the only reason Peta does these sort of things is to gain more attention. I laughed when they treasure chest I found contained a video of mistreated farm animals. You know, the ones we raise to eat... Not because of the content, but because it was so random. You don't expect that to pop up when the game is about Pokemon.

Also, this really does make you wonder who the bad guys really are. It seems like Team Plasma may have been right all along.
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Anonymous
08 Oct 2012 14:41

Oh my god who the hell cares.
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08 Oct 2012 14:44

As usual, whenever Peta does something stupid, I eat meat for dinner. Looks like steak tonight.
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08 Oct 2012 15:02

Pokemon is fairly crappy for the pokemon in captivity. But then again, its a fecking game.
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08 Oct 2012 15:10

Hawk wrote:As usual, whenever Peta does something stupid, I eat meat for dinner. Looks like steak tonight.

Make it steak wrapped in bacon stuff in a chicken/turkey.
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08 Oct 2012 15:19

"So what you're saying is...Diglett's nose is a mouth?" Well, at least PETA has a sense of humour.
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08 Oct 2012 15:21

This is better than BW2.
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08 Oct 2012 15:22

Funny how this is way more violent than all of pokémon things combined.

And they're promoting the end of violence and abuse.
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08 Oct 2012 16:02

They aren't too happy with Team Plasma then.
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08 Oct 2012 16:40

The Team Plasma comments are hilarious!

I wonder when PETA will go after the Legend of Zelda series for it's animal abuse?
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08 Oct 2012 18:02

Aaronrules380 wrote:I think the best part of this is that PETA is essentially Team Plasma


Yep. The irony is almost too much!
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08 Oct 2012 20:19

That was actually a pretty refreshing take on pokemon, no matter how messed up it is. Gamefreak really needs to get out there.
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08 Oct 2012 21:09

Don't overreact. They don't actually believe this. It's just a way to get attention for their cause. Nothing wrong with that. It's called "satire". Same thing with that Mario thing last year. People overreacted and acted worse then religious people or politicians who get upset over videogames. I'm sure you'd all defend the crap out of The Binding of Isaac if religious got upset over it.

It's called hypocrisy. If you have a problem with PETA then you are hypocrite when you defend artworks or entertainment that parodies or satirises politics or religion or whatever.

PETA are good people anyway.
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08 Oct 2012 21:30

cbbomb wrote:
PETA are good people anyway.


Yeah because people that think having a pet is evil, including seeing eye dogs, are wonderful.
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09 Oct 2012 00:26

AnoukiAgentYellow wrote:
cbbomb wrote:
PETA are good people anyway.


Yeah because people that think having a pet is evil, including seeing eye dogs, are wonderful.

And euthanizes about 90% of the animals they take in.
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09 Oct 2012 01:35

AnoukiAgentYellow wrote:
cbbomb wrote:
PETA are good people anyway.


Yeah because people that think having a pet is evil, including seeing eye dogs, are wonderful.


So you disagree with some of their ideas. So what?
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Anonymous
09 Oct 2012 12:02

actually, since the pokemon a sapient, it's slavery, not animal abuse. and PETA are super ******* hypocrites
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12 Oct 2012 22:58

Why the f is there blood in the trees?
PETA are f-ing retards.

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