PETA protesting in WoW over in-game clubbing of baby seals

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 22:11 GMT

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This Saturday, April 11, World of Warcraft players may notice some in-game activists over in Northrend due to PETA staging a protest over clubbing baby fur seals in the Howling Fjord zone.

The group’s taken umbrage to bashing fake critters over the head, and the protesters plan on PvP-ing anyone that stands in between them and the virtual cuties.

There’s more after the break, but just so you know, originally PETA tried to get this part of the game banned.

Thanks, Kotaku.

That’s right, gamers, get ready: This Saturday, World of Warcraft (WoW) players will have the opportunity to combat a team of four Horde seal killers. We need your help to stop them from bashing in the heads of any more seals!

Thrall refused to ban the slaughter of seals, despite multiple requests from the Alliance to do so, because Orgrimmar stands to make a large profit from the fur.

Activists from across the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor are banding together to put a stop to the atrocious seal slaughter. Anyone who slaughters baby seals for their fur must surely be in service to the evil Lich King.

Here’s what you need to know in order to battle:

* You must be in the WhisperWind realm in order to fight. Visit WorldofWarcraft.com if you need information about how to switch into this realm.
* Once in the WhisperWind realm, go to Northrend, where you will find a zone called Howling Fjord, where the baby seals live on glaciers and boats float in the fjords. This will be the battleground to stop the slaughter. (Note: You must be at least a Level 70 player in order to enter Howling Fjord.)
* The battle will take place on Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. EST.

Make sure to check out videos about the upcoming battle here, and use our Facebook event to get all your friends to join you in the fight. Be sure to check back for the battle coordinates.

Think you can stop the seal killers?

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