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Pokémon X & Y: PETA targets series again with new flash game

Friday, 11th October 2013 10:11 GMT By Dave Cook

Pokémon X & Y is out tomorrow and naturally, animal right group PETA is on their case. The game is called Pokemon: Red White and Blue, and it asks us all to think about how we’d treat Pokémon if they were real in our world, completely forgetting that the game is a work of fantasy.

GoNintendo has embedded the flash game here if you want to check it out. You can see the opening statement above.

It touches on Pokémon as slaves and features some McDonald’s mascots for some reason.

See what you think above. I’m out.

You can read my new Pokémon X & Y interview with Game Freak director Junichi Masuda here. We talk about a lot of interesting Poké-related stuff.

Via Nintendo Life.

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32 Comments

  1. Gronke09

    Those silly low life people, doing nothing good for people or animals in any way.
    They say we should not have pets, they have pets.
    They hate testing on animals, but still they eat the medicine, created by using it on test animals.
    They are a bunch of idiots…

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    LOL trolling Nintendo and Pokemon :)

    #2 12 months ago
  3. RefuseBunny

    I think that Pikachu would be shocked.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @3
    I think that Miltank would be mooed off :)

    #4 12 months ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    They’re bloody imaginary monsters. They’re also trained not to kill but to voluntarily battle under very strict guidelines much like boxers. The anime also features a lot of conservation messages.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. Dragon

    And people support this lunatic organisation….

    #6 12 months ago
  7. polygem

    I am a peta member since the 90′s i am a member of several animal rights groups actually…and i am picking up my copy of pokemon x today. These campaigns are great. It has nothing to do with pokemon. It uses the game and its mass media attention to focus peoples attention on the real world problems. Great campaign. Same with the mario tanooki suit one.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. polygem

    my copy really was in the mail today! i think i’ll use the following text in my online trainer introduction movie thingy: hi. i’m miike. fear me. i fight for pokemon liberation. let’s go!

    #8 12 months ago
  9. Bowser

    …is that Grimace?

    #9 12 months ago
  10. Cobra951

    The lunatic fringe strikes again. Save those drawings from slavery!

    #10 12 months ago
  11. stretch215

    Everyone that belongs to PETA should commit mass suicide. What a waste of energy, like everything else they do. We have PEOPLE in this world in dire need of help, and these assholes spend millions to save puppies and kittens.They should all burn.
    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/2979220 fucking hypocrites

    #11 12 months ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    @11, Nothing wrong with saving puppies & kittens. Animal rights groups are necessary in my opinion. Doesn’t mean they instantly don’t care about human rights. Peta is an American organization so they come from a more sheltered country with plenty of freedom & rights- for humans.

    I don’t entirely agree with them but I do think a person has to be demented to oppose all their goals. We can all have different views on the fair treatment of animals but I think you should be locked up if you think hammering domesticated puppies head in is fun.

    #12 12 months ago
  13. stretch215

    Man, when there are people starving FUCK puppies and kittens.

    #13 12 months ago
  14. Christopher Jack

    @13, You’d find many of them also support multiple charities. They just have a fondness for animals too. The issue isn’t with Peta, It’s silly to blame them for people starving. What you’re doing is akin to blaming video games for mass murders & sprinting the other direction of the real issues. If you want to blame someone, blame the government, blame capitalism, but blaming a non-profitable organization who is advocating another groups rights is idiotic if anything.

    #14 12 months ago
  15. stretch215

    It doesn’t matter what they “care” (lol) about, it’s about where they spend all that $. They could make a major difference for so many people, instead they spend money on ridiculous ad campaigns that make people hate them even more.

    #15 12 months ago
  16. stretch215

    Are you retarded? Where did I blame anyone? I said that they could HELP so many people and they choose to help fucking animals. Period. Learn to read, buddy

    #16 12 months ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    They earn much less than many major individual actors per year- what’s your point on focusing on a non for profit animal rights group?

    #17 12 months ago
  18. polygem

    @11. human rights and animal rights are connected. a society that doesn’t respect animals will have a hard time to care about human rights. we can witness this every single day and that’s actually, imho, the root of it all and that’s why caring for animal rights is essential and important for human rights too. everyone i know who’s an animal rights activist also cares about human rights of course.
    you can criticize an org like peta, disagree but the hate lots of people spit at these organisations speaks volumes. their work is important and very very relevant.

    #18 12 months ago
  19. stretch215

    Hurting animals is bad, sure. But if I had the choice to feed 100 people or make a fucking commercial about animals, I’m going to help my fellow man. For the record, I am against any and all charities that aren’t about helping people.

    #19 12 months ago
  20. polygem

    @19. well i think you should reflect about this a little more then ;)

    #20 12 months ago
  21. Christopher Jack

    @19, Most of it is connected. For example the environment needs protection & without it we would also cease to exist. Of course that’s an extreme scenario but if some corporations had their way we would have no plant life.

    #21 12 months ago
  22. yeoung

    PETA is an obese man in a banana suit warning people not to run along the edge of the swimming pool.

    Even though the message is sound, there is no need to look like an idiot. In fact, some people might disregard your warning on the premise that it’s delivered by a fat man in a banana suit.

    #22 12 months ago
  23. Christopher Jack

    @22, Pretty much :P I think I’d rather donate to a no kill animal shelter than a major animal protection org. I just like to know where my money is heading & how it’s being used.

    #23 12 months ago
  24. yeoung

    #19:

    You feel that even though most humans basically exist outside of the food chain, your fellow man is more worthy of aid then any of the oppressed species on this planet?

    Morality of the simple mind.

    #24 12 months ago
  25. polygem

    what does it change if you feed 100 people today if they’re hungry again tomorrow? you HAVE to fight the roots for a real change. the way we treat animals in mass’production’ is deeply wrong. i am thankful for every single organisation that tries to stop this. this isn’t easy work, it deserves respect, even if you disagree. only if every life will be treated with respect real change can happen. everything else is just make up.
    i am a social worker by the way stretch. if you care so much about helping people, what’s your job or what are you doing on your part?

    #25 12 months ago
  26. Panthro

    lol, we need to stop abusing virtual animals people…

    I know the message is clear, it just using pokemon as an example of how a small minority of people treat their animals in the real world… I don’t really think this is the best way to convey the message though, it just makes PETA look silly to a bunch of people who dont properly read into it.

    #26 12 months ago
  27. polygem

    @26. some people wont get it, some will freak out because of it…those people aren’t the ones they are aiming this at. these guys wont change anything in their behaviour yet no matter how you present it to them. it’s for those who already thought about these issues a bit. it might help to reactivate these topics for them. a mass media product like pokemon helps a lot to spread the word. it doesn’t hurt anyone. the game will sell like crazy anyway. i hope nintendo will take this with a smile and wont sue and spit and fight.

    #27 12 months ago
  28. Bomba Luigi

    Attention Whores, just Ignore them.

    #28 12 months ago
  29. yeoung

    @Polygem

    I disagree, sir. Part of the message is the means by which it is delivered. Weakening the delivery is tantamount to weakening the message itself. I’d argue that the PETA marketing team, or whichever division is suited for PR, is hurting not only PETA by establishing a campaign that dissociates from problems in the physical world, but also threatens to undermine the fight for a more respectful societal standing for animals.

    This being yet another case of PETA gaining attention by button-hooking onto the world’s most tenuous premise that children correlate pokemon rules to the physical world. PETA is single-handedly discrediting animal rights organizations on the whole. At some point, the age old adage of the message being more important than the amount of people listening has been lost, and it is quite frankly, a terrible shame indeed.

    #29 12 months ago
  30. polygem

    i know what you mean but to be fair, there are a lot of smaller campaigns that focus much more on the message and the real problems going on as well. lots of them. you just don’t see those in the mainstream media and that’s when a campaign like this one comes in handy. these big media campaigns are unfortunately needed. they actually help bringing these issues into the mainstream media. it might look stupid, even nasty….but it’s the only way to get some mainstream media attention for animal rights. there’s no chance to be heard if you always only try to focus on the message. no chance at all unfortunately. i had my good share of problems with this style of petas campaigns but the more i thought about it the more i realised that it actually makes a lot of sense. it wouldn’t be my method of choice but i think campaigns like this do make sense sometimes.

    #30 12 months ago
  31. mrnintenbros03

    Pokemon aren’t animals, they’re monsters… If Pokemon were animals, then wtf kind of animal would Jigglypuff be -_-

    #31 10 months ago
  32. darkmistress

    @#19: Thanks for your close minded input. There are many organizations made to help feed people, etc.. Don’t get on PETAs case just because you’re a heartless animal hater. Animals deserve to live just as much as yo-, haha, the rest of us. Personally, I hope you die in a fire. :)

    #32 10 months ago

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