Tag: Peta

  • Random PETA Makes Woolly Statement About Sheep Pokémon Wooloo, Backlash Ensues

    Trainers unite!

    American animal rights organisation PETA is once again using a video game to make a controversial statement. This time the target is Pokémon Sword and Shield and its new sheep pocket monster Wooloo – which was revealed to the world during the most recent Pokémon Direct presentation. You see, Wooloo has wool and PETA doesn't...

  • News PETA Calls Out Nintendo Over Inaccurate Portrayal Of Milking In 1-2-Switch

    "You've taken all the cruelty out of milking"

    The milking game in 1-2-Switch is one of the package's highlights, offering plenty of scope for embarrassment, hilarity and dirty jokes, all in a safe family environment. However, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has taken issue with this segment of the title, claiming that it lacks...

  • News PETA Clamours for Attention with Spoof Pokémon Flash Game

    Let's hope it PETAs out soon

    With Pokémon X & Y only a day away from its global release, animal rights organisation PETA has seized the opportunity to piggyback the games' current media attention and highlight its own cause by creating a spoof Pokémon game. Entitled Pokémon Red, White and Blue, the parody Flash game is essentially designed...

  • News PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Latest Campaign

    Opportunism or a fair moral case?

    Last year, with the arrival of Super Mario 3D Land, PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — launched a campaign against Mario, on the grounds that his Tanooki suit encouraged the wearing of furs. It was a widely criticised move, as it disregarded the sheer fantasy of obtaining the suit from a...

  • News PETA - Relax Mario Fans, It Was All a Joke

    Fur real

    Oh, PETA. Your Tanooki Flash game stirred up a real hornet's nest, and Nintendo's reaction threw frogs and penguins into the mix. Now PETA has clarified its original intentions — it was all a joke. The organisation just sent over a statement that says its Tanooki-related Flash game was all a tongue-in-cheek joke, and that it really wishes...

  • News Nintendo Reacts to PETA's Tanooki Campaign

    Telling tails

    Yesterday's controversial PETA campaign against Mario's Tanooki suit certainly stirred up some heated discussion about the power-up's inclusion in Super Mario 3D Land. Now Nintendo has responded to PETA's claim that the Tanooki suit encourages people to wear fur with an official statement to Eurogamer: Mario often takes the app

  • News PETA Launches Campaign Against Mario

    We're not kidding

    If there was any doubt that Super Mario 3D Land is a high-profile game release, that has now been banished. It has emerged today that PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — has launched a campaign against Mario. The complaint revolves around the Tanooki suit, with the PETA website stating the following: When on a...