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PETA creates Pokemon X/Y spoof, Pokemon Red, White and Blue

For generations, humans have loved Pokémon, but if Pokémon came to our world and saw how we treated animals, would they love us back? Be a hero for real-life animals by pledging to try vegan.

With the huge selection of delicious vegan meats and alternatives to dairy foods and eggs available, there's no excuse not to give a vegan diet a try. We'll send you delicious recipes and tips for living cruelty-free to help you along the way.


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10 Oct 2013 17:18

Oh, not this shovel again. Lawsuit, Nintendo!

(I also kind it kind of funny that after the 3D Land fiasco, every main new powerup in Mario is animal-related.)
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10 Oct 2013 17:25

....Is there such a thing as a vegan meat?
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10 Oct 2013 18:11

Can somebody please explain to me what PETA actually is and what they are ACTUALLY doing so they earn money to spend on absolute SHIAT like this instead on actually helping the cause they stand for?

I mean, this sh..... was good enough that I clicked through it. How can they afford the sh_tload of time it takes to develop something like this? This - is - insane.
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10 Oct 2013 18:22

bellboy wrote:....Is there such a thing as a vegan meat?


Your own human flesh.
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10 Oct 2013 18:23

OctoG123 wrote:Lets be honest here people, who wouldn't eat a pokemon given the chance?

Tauros meat sounds delicious.
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10 Oct 2013 18:26

Peta get attention with this.... i hate when this works (in the wrong way) but still
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10 Oct 2013 18:27

Dear PETA: Go to your bathroom, turn on the lights, look in the mirror and open your mouth.

Those back teeth are called Molars and Premolars, the were meant to chew, the front ones are called Incisors, the meant to brake heard food and the ones in between those, well we called them Canines, they are used to shred meat from animals, because humans were designed by nature to eat pretty much anything.

For more information on how the human body work, please go back to the 4th grade.

Thank you
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10 Oct 2013 18:28

bszelda wrote:It's kind of ridiculous how Peta can use character models that are so close to Nintendo's representations in the Pokemon games. I wish Nintendo would sue and put Peta in its place...


Well they say point out that it is a parody, and they're not making any money directly from it. So I don't think Nintendo could sue.
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10 Oct 2013 18:29

8-Bit Jay wrote:@Eternal Rain has the right idea.

Also, it's pretty messed up that when you play the game, there is a video of a bunch of animals being tortured. Especially since they KNOW children will play it. Then again, It'd expect as much from PETA. They will just explain it away with some PR talk.

I am all for animal rights, but I hate the idea of trying to tell people how to live their lives.


Protecting kids from distressing images is overrated. It's often the best way of getting through to them. Show them the effects of smoking on the lungs and for years they will be put off smoking before any temptation to take up the habit would have come about. But once ppl grow accustomed to something and grow to like it they will always find excuses not to change even when it involves a good cause.

As for telling ppl how to live their lives... well what do parents do? Someone's got to do it and you can't expect parents to instill their kids with every virtue now can you? Just look at all the awful things going on in the world and it's clear that parents aren't doing a good enough job on their own, we need organisations to speak up for good values. And if you don't like it, frankly that's tough luck.
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10 Oct 2013 18:47

The one thing attention whores need least is attention.
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10 Oct 2013 18:56

PETA has noticed that taking potshots at Nintendo gets them more attention, so they continue to do it.
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10 Oct 2013 19:37

@theimporter monkeys have canines too but they don't eat meat.
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10 Oct 2013 19:38

Oh man this has made me hungry for a Pikachu burger.
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10 Oct 2013 22:24

Peta has the right idea, but the wrong way of going about it. I am a vegan, let me get that out of the way. I have used some of their articles for meal ideas (though the this biggest difference we have is, I eat healthy, they don't seem to care). That said I don't see why they care about video games. I remember them complaining about World at War too, and as a Marine reenactor, facts are important. Dogs were used then and that's that. Anyways a game is a game, they really should focus their efforts elsewhere.

And as far as what humans are designed to eat, @theimporter you have it way wrong. There is nothing in our design that favors meat. Take a look at carnivore or as @Skull-Kid said, monkeys (primarily chimpanzees). Our teeth are pathetic compared to other animals. By the way, have you ever tried eating raw meat?
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10 Oct 2013 23:19

Skull-Kid wrote:@theimporter monkeys have canines too but they don't eat meat.

Our closest primate ancestor is the chimpanzee. They are known to hunt and eat small animals in the wild.
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10 Oct 2013 23:51

Hello,



Thank you for contacting PETA about our Pokémon: Black & Blue game (http://features.PETA.org/pokemon-black- ... te-parody/).



This game offers a lighthearted way to bring attention to the very serious subject of cruelty to animals. The game’s main message is that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. PETA’s game allows Pikachu and his friends the opportunity to spread the message of Pokémon rights by sharing PETA’s video “Free Me” (http://www.PETA.org/tv/videos/animal-ex ... 08001.aspx), which takes viewers on a heartbreaking journey through the horrors of using animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment. We encourage people to watch the video during the game and to share it on Facebook and Twitter after they’ve won. Rather than “catch ’em all,” in PETA’s game, players get to “free ’em all.”



Humor is often a very useful tool for reaching people who may be put off by a more serious approach, and by sharing this game with others, we can educate people about the ways in which animals are abused. PETA often uses the gaming genre to reach new groups of people—people who might not otherwise be aware of what is happening and who wouldn’t seek out PETA’s more conventional materials. Millions of people have played PETA’s online games. They have fun and laugh and are also encouraged to think about how the games they have been playing have shaped the ways that they think about animals and how their choices can help animals. If people come away from the game both entertained and more compassionate, then we’ve accomplished our goal.



On the day we launched the game, we received more than 1 million hits on our website, http://www.PETA.org. Since the game was launched, “Free Me” has been viewed more than 256,000 times. Our methods might be different, but they work—and the amount of mail that we’ve received from people like you is proof of that!



We understand that our game is not to everyone’s taste. PETA does make a point of having something for all tastes, from conservative to radical and from tasteless to refined, and this approach has proved amazingly successful—in the three decades since PETA was founded, it has grown to be the largest animal rights group in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters worldwide. For further discussion of PETA’s tactics, visit http://www.PETA.org/about/why-peta/peta-tactics.aspx. We’ve had great success in attracting the media’s attention through both serious and slapstick means, including celebrity advertisements, colorful protests, graphic ads, and undercover exposés.



To learn more about PETA, our lifesaving work, and the victories we have won for animals around the world, please visit http://www.PETA.org/about/default.aspx. Go to http://www.PETA.org/action/default.aspx for ways that you can become active to help animals. To make a donation in support of our work, please go to http://www.PETA.org/donate.



Thanks again for contacting PETA and for giving us the opportunity to address your concerns.



Sincerely,



The PETA Staff

http://www.PETA.org




bolded the reasons why they are only attention w.hores...

ah edit:

this was last year...
i think they will do at each pokemon game...

i go eat some tasty italian carpaccio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpaccio) ... any want?? :wink:
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11 Oct 2013 00:21

Nachoz Rule wrote:
bszelda wrote:It's kind of ridiculous how Peta can use character models that are so close to Nintendo's representations in the Pokemon games. I wish Nintendo would sue and put Peta in its place...


Well they say point out that it is a parody, and they're not making any money directly from it. So I don't think Nintendo could sue.

Eh, fair use... The most they could TRY to do is to sue for defamation or something... But there is little chance it would succeed.
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11 Oct 2013 02:00

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I'm a freaking vegetarian and I can't stand Peta. I feel like their hearts are in the right place, but the second they open their mouths, they make me want to punch them.
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11 Oct 2013 02:55

Guy: "Hey, PETA, did you know that some people hit their dogs and abuse their cattle?"

PETA; "WHAT?! DOWN WITH POKEMAN!"

Yeah, I am all for animal rights and all, but PETA, shut the hell up.
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11 Oct 2013 04:48

Nobody let these guys see monster hunter.
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11 Oct 2013 04:59

Never got why all the Nintendo fan sites and gaming sites in general even post stuff by PETA. I mean, why give them even more attention? It'll be much effective if no one seems their crappy 'parodies' and the group loses both popularity and visibility in the media.
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11 Oct 2013 23:06

mock turtle wrote:Image

I'm a freaking vegetarian and I can't stand Peta. I feel like their hearts are in the right place, but the second they open their mouths, they make me want to punch them.

Their hearts aren't in the right place. They know good and well they though are antagonizing people with these stupid games.
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11 Oct 2013 23:51

@cobaltorange
I meant in regards to wanting to help animals. As I said, the second they actually do anything, they're being generally awful.

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