PETA vs. Pokemon: The Idiocy Continues

Remember last year when PETA went after Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. franchise, pointing out the “animal cruelty” involved with Mario’s Tanooki suit? The idiocy continues with PETA going after Nintendo’s popular Pokemon franchise in a parody game called Pokemon Black and Blue. Here’s an excerpt from the game page:

The amount of time that Pokémon spend stuffed in pokéballs is akin to how elephants are chained up in train carts, waiting to be let out to “perform” in circuses. But the difference between real life and this fictional world full of organized animal fighting is that Pokémon games paint rosy pictures of things that are actually horrible.

What’s up with PETA’s hate for Nintendo? Out of all the game publishers in the world, Nintendo is one of the most family-friendly. Furthermore, PETA’s premise is stupid. The Pokemon games are about cooperation and they encourage players to take care of their animal companions. As far as videogames go, they’re pretty innocent. The series has sold hundreds of millions of copies and it hasn’t resulted in hundreds of millions of animal abusers. I’m all for treating animals with care, but PETA’s campaigns against Nintendo are amazingly misguided. It’s hard to respect an organization that does so many stupid things.

What do you think of PETA’s stance against Pokemon? Does the organization have a legitimate point? Do you think there’s a high-ranking PETA official that sucked at Nintendo games as a kid and is trying to get revenge through these moronic campaigns?


Author: RPadTV

4 thoughts on “PETA vs. Pokemon: The Idiocy Continues”

  1. I think they need a a separate organization to continue these campaigns using creatures that don’t exist. something like PSETIA (People for the Seemingly Ethical Treatment of Imaginary Animals).

    What doesn’t make sense is, when a bear eats a fish in the woods, they don’t give a damn and chalk it up to the food chain. When I eat a cow… I’m “unethical” for doing what I was literally born to do.

    Now that they are going after silly games and cartoons… just makes them look more silly.

  2. ” Do
    you think there’s a high-ranking PETA official that sucked at Nintendo games as
    a kid and is trying to get revenge through these moronic campaigns?”

    … That’s actually a brilliant theory.
    Much better than what I had, anyway.

    Well, I was against PETA before it was popular. Vandalizing an industry’s private party by
    throwing red paint (or worse) on innocent people is deplorable behavior and
    will not get many people to see your point of view. I’ve usually think that there is something
    wrong with people when they put the humane treatment of animals before the
    humane treatment of humans. I mean, I’m
    all for Lassie and everything, but if that bitch sinks her chompers into my
    leg, arm, or nuts and won’t let go, you better believe that I’m going to put a
    bullet between her eyes. I’ll get over
    it in about 10 minutes, whereas the people at PETA would want to put me in
    jail. Meanwhile, in other parts of the
    world, the force children to literally slave away in some fifth-world country
    factory making $210 Nike shoes for less than five cents a day that are worn by some
    members of PETA.

    Aside from that, I never really thought much of people who insist that
    we share the top of the food chain with other animals. Screw that!
    My ancestors clawed, kicked, scratched, and bled their way to the top of
    the food chain and I will not insult their memory by pretending that Mittens
    has the same rights I do. If Chuckles
    the Chimp wants to be equal with us, then they better go all “Planet-of-the-Apes”
    out on us, because I am not giving up this position without a fight.

    Lastly, I have to say that “PETA” is somewhat of a misnomer. They should be called “PETM” (People for the
    Ethical Treatment of Mammals) because they sure as hell don’t seem to give a
    crap about amphibians, reptiles, insects or other overly-populated members of
    the animal kingdom. When was the last
    time anybody remembers PETA’s “Save The Ants” campaign?

    This anti-Pokemon campaign is just the latest example of PETA’s
    stupidity in not hiring a good PR firm.


    1. I think it would make more sense that a good PR firm wouldn’t go near them since they know what good PR is, and don’t want to screw up their own.

      PETA is a scam. Ingrid Newkirk (founder and President of PETA) makes over $100,000 a year pushing this shit. Furthermore, they euthanize as many animals a year as the Humane Society. Sometimes, the reason for euthanizing is as simple as “we don’t have enough room”. They’re hypocrites who bit off more than they could chew a long time ago.

      Now… I think I want a cheeseburger.

  3. I’m 100% behind this campaign. The more PETA gets itself involved in bullshit like this, it’ll seem less and less like a legitimate organization and people will stop paying attention to the 99% garbage messages they spew out.

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