PETA has beef with Pokemon

PETA has beef with Pokemon

Gotta free 'em all?

PETA certainly has a patchy relationship with Nintendo. I doubt they'll be sending each other Christmas cards this year either, after this Flash game parody of Pokemon Black & White.

Pokemon Black & Blue is a spoof by PETA, drawing attention to the way creatures are held captive and supposedly treated in a cruel fashion.

"Much like animals in the real world, Pokemon are treated as unfeeling objects and used for such things as human entertainment and as subjects in experiments. The way that Pokemon are stuffed into pokeballs is similar to how circuses chain elephants inside railroad cars and let them out only to perform confusing and often painful tricks that were taught using sharp steel-tipped bullhooks and electric shock prods."

"If PETA existed in Unova, our motto would be: Pokemon are not ours to use or abuse. They exist for their own reasons. We believe that this is the message that should be sent to children." - PETA statement

Here's the game in all its glory. Be warned though, after the first victory it does include one disturbing video.

Is this an overreaction by Peta or do they have a point?

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Rob Jones

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Don Perez said:

I can't decide if this is a smart or stupid move by peta - but the game was entertaining and quite well made.

5 years ago

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Aster said:

Peta just won't leave Nintendo alone.

5 years ago

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