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Submitted by X-Factor 1146d ago | opinion piece

PETA Attacks Pokémon

Mittens of Reports:

Pokémon Black and Blue was created by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in an attempt to teach children the cruelty behind animal abuse. The game portrays Pokémon trainers as maniacal beings who care for only money and entertainment. Not only that but the game features Pokémon that are bruised, bloody, battered, and beaten. I was simply outraged at just the concept of the game! So of course I directed my internet browser to PETA’s website and played through the absolute worst representation of Pokémon I have ever witnessed. (3DS, Culture, Industry, Nintendo DS, Pokemon, PS2, Wii)

Vettur  +   1146d ago
well, I found it hilarious :P
Welshy  +   1146d ago
LMAO the gameplay is hilarious xD

PETA at their finest!
Muffins1223  +   1146d ago
Group hug is super effective.Im being honest....another move is protesting,and another one is educate.... wtf. You also go against professor oak rip-off character and against what im guessing is so-post to be team plasma's leader which he likes to eat and wear Pokemon for clothes...Btw,the professor oak rip-off character likes to experiment with them and the trainer likes to just abuse them....
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X-Factor  +   1146d ago
Making a Pokemon game to make their point, is the wrong way for PETA to approach this.

Publicity stunt. Pokemon has nothing to do with cruelty to animals.
SilentNegotiator  +   1146d ago
Michael Vick: Pokemon? Pokemon is my FAVORITE GAME!

Pokemon isn't going to normalize animal fighting. But even if they thought so....where were they almost 2 decades ago? Pokemon was pretty much just popular in those days, and those terrorists have been around since the 80s.
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dogoodmatters  +   1145d ago
Where do they get their money...
X-Factor  +   1145d ago
PETA? I'm sure it's a nonprofit so donations and some government funding.

Rich people, anyone really, who love pets have no problem donating money and taking a tax deduction.
dogoodmatters  +   1145d ago
I'm just amazed at how organizations like PETA can stay around. I mean, who is getting the money and for what? Making fun of a video game to make people aware?
Parappa  +   1146d ago
I'm just surprised that it took them this long to get around to bashing it.
Irishguy95  +   1146d ago
Born again Christians have before, it was actually called 'the devil'

Also, copyright infringement, Sue em Nintendo!

Personally, I think this would breath some new life into the Series. What a story it would be for the Pokemon verse to realize their wrong doings

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goldwyncq  +   1146d ago
As a Born again Christian, I can positively say that Jigglypuff or all other the pokemons for that matter, is not the devil.
mamotte  +   1146d ago
You stole my words... PETA is 17 years too late.

Maybe they were busy with other things.
jghvhv  +   1146d ago
Pokemon isn't real PETA.Sad but true.
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GraveLord  +   1146d ago
This is obviously a publicity stunt.
I'm sorry you kids can't see that.
PersonaCat  +   1146d ago
Ill give this one a try. I loved the cooking momma one lol. I don't know how anyone could actually take Peta seriously.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   1146d ago
PETA is just trolling, dont feed them
X-Factor  +   1146d ago
PETA is straight up trolling.

They picked a popular kids and adults video game series and used it to spread their message.

I don't disagree with their message. I love animals.

The strange thing is that they made such a bold approach by using a game that does not encourage cruelty to animals. In fact the opposite.

So with that said, like so many others that target games without fully understanding them, are they just misguided or this is a flat out attempt at publicity.

Based on the quality and similarity of the game to real pokemon. I say the latter.
SonyNGP  +   1146d ago
How cute. They're trying to be relevant in this day and age.
jghvhv  +   1146d ago
PETA=Please Eat Tasty Animals.
Grenade  +   1146d ago
LMFAO, bubble for you, Joey.
Baka-akaB  +   1146d ago
I still would sue them for the lulz of it , if i was Nintendo .
PS : i agree with their message against animl cruelty , but many of the battle they picked and their usual attitude is dead wrong .
Main_Street_Saint  +   1145d ago
I would have found it funny, in an ironic way, if it wasn't for the fact it is one of the most sluggish games ever on the web.

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