PETA attacks Assassin's Creed IV for... Whaling!?!
I... think the title speaks for itsel-no, you know what? It's best you see the beauty of hypocrisy that is PETA in action.
Well another year, another controversial attack on video games by the hypocritical animal murderers known as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA. This time, PETA has set its sight on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for the depiction on whaling in the game (which I'd like to point out how little we know about how prominent this mechanic is in the game or how graphic or tame it will be since, you know, the game was just announced), as said by PETA:
Funny how I've heard absolutely nothing about them condemning the constant dolphin hunts that happens in Japan or any whaling that happens near said island of a country's seas, yet they just so happened to speak up about whaling in one of the most popular series of this generation's announcement trailer which, if the trailer's views on YouTube are any indication, has been seen by a wide audience. We folks over here in Canada like to call that a "publicity stunt", eh?
Now, if I may continue being the shameless plug that I am, I'd like to draw your attention to the last time PETA attacked a video game series and my own subsequent, mature reaction to PETA's attack on the Pokémon series on Thanksgiving:
Classy response, I know. As you can tell, I'm not the biggest fan of PETA, though I do support animal rights. I am against animal abuse, I own a dog, and I would like to draw your attention to other groups like the WWF, who aren't hypocrites (for one) and actually are a cause worth supporting that doesn't condemn any video game that depicts animals being injured in any way. It's obvious that PETA is doing this as an attempt at getting attention towards their so-called "cause". Since I'm writing this late at night before resting up and suffering through another round at Mirror of Fate, it seems that PETA got your attention and mine.
So if that's the case, then allow me to draw your attention to this, this is one of the games that PETA attacked and parodied by doing the following:
I think that sums it all up. G'night everybody!