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Pokémon parody game draws gamer attention to PETA

Tuesday, 9th October 2012 03:23 GMT By Brenna Hillier

PETA has put together a Pokémon parody game in which Pikachu must throw off the chains of enslavement and make a bid for freedom. You can check it out here but be warned; it’s actually a little bit confronting, even though the creatures in question clearly do not exist. The animal rights activist group used Mario’s Tanooki suit and “Super Tofu Boy” in a similar parody-game campaigns to draw attention to its more serious real-world activities.

Thanks, Ripten.

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  1. jacobvandy

    PETA is for pussies. Time for steak!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Mercu

    Nooooo!!! don’t spread the word! this is just what they want! You’re giving PETA the publicity that it wants.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. polygem

    they just use it for publicity….and that´s okay. i cannot see why there is such a hate for PeTA going on. I think how we treat the animals is one of the more important issues of this world as this directly is connected to how we treat other human beings too. imho animal and human rights are kinda connected…so Peta, while sometimes having strange ideas, is nothing anyone should be afraid of or even hate. it is good that those groups exist. I am a huge Nintendo fan but i kinda think it is clever from Peta to use this videgame related PR. the mario tanooki thing made a lot of people look that up on youtube. i mean the skinning of those animals is horrendous and a top example of how animals are treated as objects a lot in this world. There was an outrage by gamers, Nintendo itself reacted really cool by just saying: “Mario just wears a costume, it´s not a suit” – noone was hurt, but maybe something changed for the good for the real tanookis…get over it. we live in a cruel world. you really do not have to fight organisations like Peta. Spend your energy to fight the real bad guys ;)

    #3 2 years ago