How Ironic, PETA’s Now Picking On Pokemon

Team Plasma–er, PETA, being the saints they are, have made a new game with Pokemon as the main stars. This isn’t the first time they’ve castigated a videogame for depicting the “wrong message” to kids. Before this they did Mario Kills A Tanooki, and also picked on poor Cooking Mama for daring to cook a turkey. In their press release, they compare Pokemon being in Pokeballs to elephants being “…chained up in train carts, waiting to be let out to ‘perform’ in circuses” PETA’s Marketing director states that games like Pokemon “…send kids the wrong message that exploiting and abusing those who are defenseless is acceptable when it’s not.”

Maybe they forgot the part that there’s a Team in the game that act just like them. I will admit though that the title screen they made looks pretty badass (uh, save for that one Pokemon with the syringe in its head. That’s really pushing it guys. Stop that). So now that they got the attention of the gaming community again, I suggest checking out this video that reveals some pretty nasty things PETA has done in the past.

[via TinyCartridge]

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