Submitted by Valay 1049d ago | news

Nintendo’s response to the Pokemon PETA situation

Nintendo has responded to PETA's Pokemon campaign that kicked off last week. (3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

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RmanX1000  +   1049d ago | Well said
-Mika-  +   1049d ago
That would be really pathetic of nintendo if they do sue and Peta does make a good point about the series. Even though it is a cartoon. The way they treat the pokemon on the show is cruel.
chadboban  +   1049d ago
And the whole, Sony/Kevin Butler/Bridgestone/Wii thing debacle, that wasn't pathetic right?
Dr_Salvitor  +   1049d ago
how trolling can you be? there was nothing wrong with Pokemon Peta put the base ball bats and syringes in the hands of the trainers not Nintendo and that's just sick.
CalvinKlein   1049d ago | Offensive
ninjahunter  +   1049d ago
You mean its pathetic for Nintendo to do something about terrorists exploiting their property? Well shoot, now that i know your stance im going to start robbing banks in your name.
ronin4life  +   1049d ago
Are you being sarcastic/satirical ?

...can't tell if serious... or lying...
mamotte  +   1049d ago
You realize 90% of videogames are about killing things, right?
adorie  +   1049d ago
PETA uses sex to sell their agenda. They are hypocrites. Exploit the female body to save the life of an animal? You don't need to sell female bodies (whom are mostly covered anyway, thank God!)

To make your point, or get it across to the masses.
Rockoman16  +   1049d ago
Oh lord, your really are so full of it Mika!!, just stop please, stop!!
Squall5005  +   1049d ago
Missing the point
Like Mika, most people are missing the point of these stupid games that PETA release.

Their aim isn't to attack the game because they think the Pokémon are treated cruelly. They just want to use a popular medium (in this case it's Pokémon and a few months ago it was Mario) that will get people talking and hopefully thinking about animal cruelty. Yes it's a very cheap shot and they know it will only cause anger amongst pretty much anyone that isn't a super level 60 vegan master. Using popular games that people love is their dirty tactic of getting a bit of media attention. It works because the gaming community get super pissed and articles pop up everywhere, and PETA get loads of publicity.

I hate PETA with a passion. Not because they're against animal cruelty, but because they're a bunch of hypocritical arseholes.

One of the founders of PETA would be dead if it wasn't for animal testing. Yet she says she's against it.

PETA take in roughly 2000 a year of which about 95% they destroy. Less than 5% get re-homed. Yet PETA picket and abuse animal shelters that keep dangerous animals off the street.

They're associated with and provide funding to a terrorist organisation called ALF (Animal Liberation Front) which firebomb medical research facilities and set fire to homes and threaten to kill people and their families. I'm sure PETA donators love having their money spent to fund organised crime.
IAmLee  +   1049d ago
'Even though it is a cartoon.'

AWBrawler  +   1049d ago
LOL Mika. Saddest troll on the net. Last I checked the trainers on the game and the show love their pokemon, and those who don't are always seen as villains. Remember how Ash hated Paul for being heartless towards Pokemon?
mt  +   1048d ago
people minds, what have you come to ...

PETA is a joke from the get go, who gave them the power ???
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jon1234  +   1049d ago
@1.1.2 how trolling can you be???? wtf.... please dont write it like that... it could catch on if that way of spelling hasnt already....
GraveLord  +   1048d ago
Sue? Nintendo paid PETA to promote their game.
Can you not see something that obvious?
Liefx  +   1048d ago
Sueing wouldn't work. This would considered parody and PETA would win. This would be bad because now PETA would get publicity, which is the opposite of what we want here.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1049d ago
These aren't real creatures...

When are they going to protest Peter Jackson for killing all those orcs, ents, mumakil, and...spoiler alert...King Kong?
HammadTheBeast  +   1048d ago
Why Pokemon all of a sudden? There's real animal cruelty, go fight that.

I never kick my electric rat. Except on Wednesdays.

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telekineticmantis  +   1049d ago
Peta is ridiculous.
George Sears  +   1049d ago
PETA love animals way too much it gets pretty ridiculous, and creepy at the same time.
kesvalk  +   1048d ago
if they really loved something they wouldn't euthanize 80% of the animals the "free"...
Wenis  +   1049d ago
Nowadays PETA just wants attention rather than actually trying to 'save animals'.
Summons75  +   1049d ago
Dose peta even pay attention to what they protest or do they just close their ears and scream as to not hear anything. Seriously it is said in the show and the games a million times that pokemon WILLINGLY go with trainers and are PARTNERS not slaves. Their "forced moves" are natural abilities they learn. Oh yeah and every time there have been abused or a pokemon who hasn't liked a trainer, they were either set free or go with the main character.

PS black and white were all about this and the pokemon version of PETA were the villains.

I can't wait till nintendo sues them for all the nothing that they have.
Parapraxis  +   1049d ago
"WILLINGLY go with trainers and are PARTNERS not slaves"
Same for assistance animals and almost all pets.

PETA are a bunch of lunatics.
They are more about their own funding than actually taking action against true animal rights violations.
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mamotte  +   1049d ago
Wonder what PETA does to protect REAL animals..
ronin4life  +   1049d ago
I heard that they kill a lot of 'em...
If a prospective "rescue" is too "far gone", they put em down. The quotes are there because the actual terms are obviously quite floaty in these scenarios...
jerethdagryphon  +   1049d ago
what it is is they dont agree with pets and most peta rescue centers just off them asap
TiM_FeRNo  +   1048d ago
Q. What does PETA do to protect REAL animals?
Snookies12  +   1048d ago
Can't you see they don't have time for that! They have to take care of fake things first, real animals require too much work.
sashimi  +   1049d ago
PETA trolling as always
omarzy  +   1049d ago
I'm sending them pokemon the first movie. Pikachu did not look to happy when he thought his "captor" died right in front of him.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1049d ago
PETA isnt even worth a response PETA is pathetic. PETA is just trying to ride on Pokemon now because a new hit game came out they didnt say anything about any other Pokemon game till now.
omarzy  +   1049d ago
That is horrible! Why though? I cannot seem to find a reason on this site.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1049d ago
Well, that site is a bit extremist. Lol. The reason they kill them is financial priority.

In 2009, they killed 99% of the animals they took in. It was started as a good cause, but eventually became all about the money, like many other organizations, unfortunately. :/
2pacalypsenow  +   1049d ago
Nintendo shouldn't even bother Peta are a joke they do anything to get noticed
Sephiroushin  +   1049d ago
They are not real creatures yes, but the point is kids that play Pokemon can learn to treat animals bad, although their parents must be there and explain them that it's just a game and that they should not treat animals in a wrong way. It's not all TVs fault and there's way more violence on others series etc. Parents must teach kids wrong from right, after all in must video games there is violence.
deafdani  +   1048d ago
It's still a ridiculous point to make. As you said in your closing statement, most videogames have violence after all.

"Are you telling me it's BAD to kill people with an AK-47???? Say it ain't so!"

No shit, sherlock! That's why they're videogames and not real life. :P
Sephiroushin  +   1048d ago
If you're a kid playing a FPS game etc and your parents don't look after you, yes; it's wrong because it can lead to a murderer that's what I'm saying if you don't understand then that's your problem, in top of that Pokemon is rate 'E' for Everyone a FPS is not ...
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deafdani  +   1048d ago
You make a pretty good point, but as you said, it's rated E for everyone. It's cartoonish. There's absolutely no way to defend PETA on this, next thing you know they will be campaigning against animal abuse on raccoons because Mario uses a Raccoon Suit... oh wait.
Canary  +   1048d ago
Er... I don't really know anything about Pokemon, just picked up Black (The first game) two days ago.

But, uh, even I can't help but notice the irony of PETA basing this crap of Pokemon Black/White.

I mean, isn't the whole plot of Black about animal rights?
LAWSON72  +   1048d ago
Sue them Nintendo no one likes them anyway
PurpHerbison  +   1048d ago
Don't get me wrong, I do like what PETA does SOMETIMES or at least what they are supposed to do, but most of the time they just piss me off. I would seriously like to see Nintendo sue them. Teach them a lesson.
deafdani  +   1048d ago
“Nintendo and The Pokémon Company take the inappropriate use of our products and intellectual property seriously.”

That was Nintendo's statement regarding what PETA did.

Oh God, PETA is in deep shit now. This will be fun to watch.
AIndoria  +   1048d ago
PETA needs a Hitler animal. Maybe a rebel Pikachu.

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