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Submitted by THESHAUNZY 648d ago | news

Nintendo to Sue PETA Over Animal Abuse Claim?

PETA has recently attacked Pokémon Black and White Version 2 for the reason of them believing that Pokémon was promoting animal abuse. Nintendo responds to the attack on their property with choice words. (3DS, GameCube, Industry, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Pokemon, Wii, Wii U)

Kur0  +   648d ago
Can't Nintendo sue them for using Pokemon in the first place? I don't see how they got permission to use them for a game.
G33K  +   648d ago
They should be able to but, this is PETA. You have to realize in PETA's eyes a cow has more rights than a human.
Nerdmaster  +   647d ago
I prefer PETA saying that cows have more rights than humans, over human rights saying that criminal have more rights than honest people.
THESHAUNZY  +   648d ago
Nintendo is about to Teabag PETA!
MultiConsoleGamer  +   648d ago
Good. I hope this really hurts PETA financially.
TheSuperior  +   648d ago
Lol even though PETA may be a little outlandish with their accusations but to sue them is a little mean. I mean really they are a charity so during them might affect more than just them but the animals that they help.
SonyNGP  +   648d ago
You mean kill.
Pozzle  +   648d ago
Wasn't it recently discovered that PETA puts down the majority of their 'rescued' animals (iirc it was some ridiculous number above 90%) despite most of them being perfectly healthy and capable of being re-homed?

Edit: Nevermind, I found it...

"According to the documents received by CCF, they show that PETA, which is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, has killed more than 27,000 animals since 1998. Those animals killed by PETA represent nearly 95% of those that were supposedly rescued by the group. CCF said that last year PETA found homes for only 24 pets while killing nearly 2,000 cats and dogs. Furthermore, the report indicates that nearly 85% of the animals rescued by PETA are destroyed within the first 24 hours and before they can even try to locate a new home for them.

In 2005, two PETA employees were arrested by police who observed them throwing the dead carcasses of dogs and cats into a dumpster in North Carolina. It was learned that the animals had been killed in the back of the PETA van before being dumped."

Source: http://godfatherpolitics.co...

If that is indeed true, then that's just gross imo. I hope its not true though. Because so many people who can no longer look after their pets would be giving them up to PETA, believing they will be given a good home, when in reality they're just being killed. :(
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linkratos  +   648d ago
Wow this is really sad :( I mean I always thought PETA was kind of crazy but I assumed they at least did some good. That's terrible.
rpd123  +   647d ago
What the fuck is wrong with those people? How can you just kill animals like that? How anyone can be that heartless and hypocritical is beyond me.
sashimi  +   648d ago
Yeah seriously in what universe does PETA help animals? its all just a scam to get donations!
ChickeyCantor  +   647d ago
It's not a scam to get donations. The founder of PETA is seriously just F'ed up. And there are people actually agreeing with her.

PETA = hypocrites.
Pushagree  +   648d ago
Not only that, but they have been caught serveral times funding and endorsing people who have vandalised, blown up, and even set fire to to animal testing facilities and are listed as a terrorist threat because of it. PETA are about as ethical as those "pro-life" zealots that bomb abortion clinics.
hkgamer  +   648d ago
Not really sure how big PETA is or what they actually do(think they only big in US), but using pokemon and other big franchises and slander them is off limits. PETA gets away from so much crap and should be sued for something.

PETA just seems like some religious cult where the top execs are cashing in on the donations. I mean what exactly does PETA do apart from going crazy over small things? Do people actually care about the bad reputation PETA get?
cpayne93  +   648d ago
PETA is one of the most worthless organizations there is. They need to go.
tiffac008  +   648d ago
How the heck can you do animal abuse on a digital and fictional species? ITS A GAME!
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hkgamer  +   648d ago
PETA just seems to do anything just to promote themselves. I mean they have done a good job just to get everyone to know PETA, but I just don't see them creating a good image for themselves
tiffac008  +   647d ago
Well someone just disagreed with us. So I guess for that person, you can abuse a digital and fictional species. ROFL!
TongkatAli  +   648d ago
Pokemon are awesome. I would definitely let my starter sleep on my bed. Peta for shame, so desperate for attention.
blue_cheese  +   648d ago
PETA is a bunch of ass-hats.
Grenade  +   648d ago
Assholes more like.
ronin4life  +   648d ago
Except the are NOT a charity. They are, however a well known Terrorist organization in many places...

This really just feels like people are trying to make this synonymous to the Kevin Butler incident... with which there are NO similarities whatsoever.

Most likely event: This will be settled quietly and quickly in favor of Nintendo, if anything happens at all. Which would be too good for PETA, in all honesty.
3GenGames  +   648d ago
Bankrupt them so we don't have to deal with their antics anymore.
GreenRanger  +   648d ago | Funny
Nintendo used Lawsuit!
It's super effective!
The wild PETA fainted!
Nintendo gained 224 Exp. Points!
sincitysir1  +   648d ago
I hate all those organizations claiming to be for the better good. Like when that family organization threatened to stop shoppin at jcp for endorsing Ellen degeners. F**k them all
Studio-YaMi  +   647d ago
I really feel joy when I see all the gamers despite loyalty attacking and defending together against TRASH like these idiots called PETA !

I hope Nintendo bankrub them !
*Happy face on*
:D
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LtComAmbrose  +   647d ago
is she joking?

The fact that they not only infringed on copyrights, but insinuated that their product is evil, is enough to sue for damages.
This is obscene at best…

I suggest she educates herself because PETA is a disgusting organization.
http://www.canadafreepress....
kopicha  +   647d ago
PETA needs to get sue. As much as I am not a really huge fan of Pokemon except for Pikachu itself. I agree that PETA is a little too much this time around.
rpd123  +   647d ago
They went overboard but they have point. It's essentially a dog fighting game. If you can't see that...
GameLord08  +   647d ago
Pokémon aren't comparable to real-life animals. The game is set in a fictional universe where these creatures are willing and enjoy being trained by their trainers and dueling against rivals, as it forms a closer bond between them. That's how it works in Pokémon - they're not being coerced.

Besides, a prominent theme in Pokémon is to love and care for all creatures equally and amiably. I had this drilled into my head a thousand times when I first played the game, so PETA, stop trying to get attention with your pathetic infringement endeavours.
rpd123  +   647d ago
I wouldn't say their willing. Some are, some aren't. And yeah loving and caring all creatures is a pretty big theme. And then when one asshole is mean to his Pokemon they get wrecked so it's all good.
Fishermenofwar  +   647d ago
I think we need to send the Riders of Rohan into PETA offices and slaughter them all...

Just sayin

(-_-)
MxRBrobaFett  +   647d ago
Everyone should sue PETA as much as possible as often as possible
3-4-5  +   647d ago
Why doesn't PETA sue for all those Dragons people have killed and made armor out of ?

Because they aren't real like pokemon aren't real.

Why aren't they going after Cabela and his dumb hunting games?

Why doesn't Peta Sue that Bear that just slaughtered that Salmon up the stream ?
BlackWolf  +   647d ago
Come on, Peta!! Really? Pokemon, now? After more than 10 years of "catching 'em all"? You are just trying to get attention. If you're on that, what about all the games that are about fighting against all kinds of creatures? This is just stupid.
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Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   647d ago
Next PETA will be going after Square Enix about the treatment of Chocobos.
TheGrimBunny  +   646d ago
This is just crazy

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