PETA Condemns Pokémon as “Animal Cruelty”


Animal rights maniacs PETA have been condemning Nintendo’s Pokémon franchise for abusing fictional animals, releasing “Pokémon Black & Blue” to prove their point.

Part of their latest screed:

Much like animals in the real world, Pokémon are treated as unfeeling objects and used for such things as human entertainment and as subjects in experiments.

The way that Pokémon are stuffed into pokéballs is similar to how circuses chain elephants inside railroad cars and let them out only to perform confusing and often painful tricks that were taught using sharp steel-tipped bullhooks and electric shock prods.

If PETA existed in Unova, our motto would be: Pokémon are not ours to use or abuse. They exist for their own reasons. We believe that this is the message that should be sent to children.

As in previous cases of PETA picking on Nintendo, there is a strong suspicion the organisation is merely odiously attempting to generate cheap exposure for itself based on the latest release in a popular franchise.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Ah yes, the PETA. Foaming over yellow toon mouse, while at the same time killing hundreds of real dogs and cats in order to "help" them.
    PETA killed 87% of the 32000 animals they "rescue" in between 1998 and 2011, because they have other priorities to spend their $37 million budget on. They rather hire some models, than search for new homes for the animals.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    07:53 10/10/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    PETA is a bunch of hypocrites.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Add in their claim that cow's milk causes autism, and you've got eleven different levels of "fucking retarded".

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    Comment by Artist Rising
    19:16 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup good old PETA. Lets save da animuls...HURR DURR

    Comment by Anonymous

    PETA always trying to find a excuse to protec animals, they must find a life to live instead to doing stupids things like this

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The reason they kill pets is because they see them as unsavable slaves to humans. Their ideas of animals and their rights is completely messed up. Don't support them and don't even go to their website. Even posting this bullshit is helping them!

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    Comment by Alexeon
    13:50 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    PETA is retarded... but I wouldn't mind playing a Pokemon game where you have to fistfight Pokemon in order to subdue and capture them.

    Comment by Anonymous



    poor triti..

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    Comment by DeRosset
    22:37 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, that overused phrase for one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    they should have a law that says it's ok to kill peta members.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    There is, it's called "the right to keep and bear arms." PETA are eco-terrorists, eventually they will strike at people in thier homes, and when they do we'll have a surprise waiting for them, they have to strike out against the Japanese and video games, they already got away with stuff here in the U.S. they know if they try it again they'll lose government support and finally be branded the terrorists that they are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe that in England some PETA members were arrested for harassing/threatening laboratory staff. Peta forked up though, the staff they were threatening didn't even work in the animal research division.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    See. Now if PETA actually did their research they'd know pokeballs convert pokemon into energy. As energy lifeforms, they're also granted nutrients and etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    PETA must have such free time if they are wasting their time with this kind of nosense campaigns against a children videogame :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 12/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    SO what's next? Monster Hunter?


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:52 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're too much of a coward to tackle "real-life" problems so they go after the cartoons instead. psh.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    people have you seen the members of peta there nothing more than a bunch of rejected hippies who whine about anything involving animals. How is it that these rejects keep getting money?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    what about the pokemon that are based on inanimate objects. Who fights for their rights?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The hilariously funny thing is, is that if they'd even bothered to play the latest one (black and white not yet 2) they'd see that this was a theme in the game itself anyway. This is hilariously retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:11 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    >PETA Condemns Pokémon as “Animal Cruelty”

    And I condemn PETA as brainless fucks.

    It's not that hard to tell the difference between fiction and reality now, is it?

    Oh, wait, it might be for you...

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    Comment by Soniko
    07:43 10/10/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    PETA seriously looks like some sort of organisation parody at this point. Not even kidding.

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara

    I was actually thinking they would be more concerned about MewTwo than Pikachu...

    I mean, MewTwo was mad by splicing human and pokemon DNA together to create him...

    Guess we know now that pokemon cloning and human DNA splicing is not animal abuse at all (despite the numerous implications of what happened to the failed experimental embryos)...

    Heh, even real-life animal cloning is on the bottom of their list and pokemon takes priority...

    Ah well, next thing you know PETA will be condemning games like the "Lost Planet" and "Monster Hunter" series as animal abuse and inciting hunting and poaching...

    Or worse yet in the coming of 2013, all the videogame creatures that isn't human will be "protected" by them...

    Damned, delusional fools...Arrrgh..!

    *bursts into flames and turns into a Chrysalid*

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    they already have a Peta in Pokemon there called team plasma and N.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^^this comment so much hahahahahahaha

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The silly thing about this, is that you fight Ghetsis and he's obviously a terrible person (and even mentions the twist at the ned of Black and White), then at the end a slowpoke shows up and says Team Plasma is fighting for animal rights.

    N was the only person who wanted rights, the "rights" were just a cover so everyone would give up their pokemon and Plasma could take over.

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    Comment by WEL
    06:58 10/10/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    it might for kids which play these games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Lmao WEL. At some point majority of Sankaku users here were a kid playing the earlier generations of pokemon and turned out fine. I'm in University right now for fuck's sake. If the current generation doesn't know how to differentiate right from wrong then they are retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hey, you can't really say you turned out fine if you browse Sankaku xD

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    Comment by Bumpermelon
    07:31 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He is not calling you a kid. He's trying to say while we see the propaganda clear as day. A kid is just going to connect Pokemon with the text he reads about oppression and the videos that pop up. They don't have the ability to critically analyze just yet.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Please don't call me a kid.

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    Comment by Darkwiz666
    10:45 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ok kid.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:19 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Time to go to bed, kid. You have school tomorrow.

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    Comment by Satu
    12:03 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "What a kid!"

    Comment by CE1F1226
    05:58 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Didn't antagonist of Pokémon Black & White have similar ideas?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The antagonist team is basically a version of PETA that uses exploits pokemon while trying to argue against it. It's more akin to someone trying to argue against cock-fighting by training a bird to cockfight.

    PETA at least has its "moral highground", though not by much. I mean seriously, this is just dumb. Pikachu obviously enjoys it, and who are we to put a halt to its sadomaso tendencies?

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    Comment by Busy
    06:02 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Actually they stole the texts that are inside their parody from those games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I will just leave this here...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:03 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Good man :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Do people know that peta kills animals they adapt?
    They are a money organization getting attention for their funds to fatten their own pockets.
    Non profit my ass []

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    if they really care about animals than how come more animals are dying when they "rescue" them?

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    Comment by Octopi
    07:17 10/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    fuck PETA, a los of animal species are in decline, in the very edge of extinction,
    people like the king of spain hunt elephants, the japanese hunt whales, dog, bull, fights here and there. the destruction of whole ecosystems is killing species like the polar bear. bees are dissapearing....
    ...and they are worried of fictional pseudo animals? they are really messed up and need to stop using drugs, only way i can understand such a stupid idea.
    How can animals be treated respectfully if organizations in their favor make a joke out of themselves. geez they should voulunteer all those guys for medical experimentation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:34 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The polar bears are not going extinct.
    It actually has an extremely fast growing population due to the territory of their prey shrinking and concentration of them therefore.
    They are also wandering south and mating with their brown bear counterparts creating a new subspecies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 13/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Octopi - Japan don't hunt dogs they aren't that desperate and savage as China to do it.. China does it all the time in their poverty stricken provinces.

    Comment by Anonymous

    There are also people who thinks you sucking dicks is a wrong thing to do.

    Everybody have their side of the story and non tolerate of others just like you are not tolerate towards others beside your own view.

    You are all the same as the ones you condemn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is a difference between complaining about a side of an argument and admonishing the actions of said side. No one said that animal rights is wrong(except that one guy) just that the things PETA does to prove their point doesn't help.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:28 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Throughout the entire Pokemon series Ash shows unrelenting love for Pikachu many, many times. He fucking sacrifices his own life so Mewtwo doesn't off his Pikachu

    What fucking more could they ask for

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember when Ash challenged the Viridian Gym. When team rocket made the battle more "challenging" by making the trainer feel what the pokemon feels when its hurt. And the fact that the some pokemon didn't choose to go with trainers but were beaten to submission first then stuck inside a pokeball. And in the manga where hyper beams didn't make a pokemon faint.. but die... :3

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    Comment by Phantasm
    22:52 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Personally think we should round all them Pokemon up, stuff them in a ball and call it a day. If they cant find the Pokemon, then there is not abuse. "Gotta catch'em all".

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 11/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will say it!

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    Comment by Remix
    08:09 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I see Pokemon as battle loving creatures. They seem to enjoy fighting regardless of having a trainer or not, much like regular animals. The fact that trainers pit them against each other in non-killing matches, while having top-notch medical care for their creatures seems benefitial to the species desire for combat.

    Besides that point, there are plenty of people in the Pokemon universe who use them merely for companionship, or work. If anything, Pokemon have better lives than real animals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some of them do like it like Ash's Treecko. But most of them barely even fight. Remember Pikachus vacation. Without the trainers they get along great... And team rocket's koffing and ekans, they just love their trainers so much that they fight anyways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Humans like violence the most. Why did humans create Pokemon, that fight each other? Why do we play war games, fighting games, action adventures etc? Even every RPG has you kill "monsters". 90% of all games have some sort of violence in them. Why do people like horror movies? Why are there even horror movies? Why are there haunted houses and stuff like that?
    That's just the human nature, violence and sex, that's what we truly enjoy. We love destroying things. If god didn't give us a conscience, we would just kill each other off for the sake of killing or at least for profit.
    But because of this conscience we normally don't live out our nature in real life but in games, books and other virtual media. We even make some violence to be good to silence our conscience, like destroying evil, killing "monsters", being on the "good side" in a war...

    If you think about it, humans are pretty messed up creatures, aren't they?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah it's God who made us human, you're right, without him we would be mindless fucks running around, killing everything and fucking whenever possible, you sir must be an Akademic guy

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:16 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    alot of things wrong with that. For starters Horror has little to do with violence. If you think that, it may be time to find an alternative to cheap and poorly thoughtout horror movies. Try Saya no Uta. Watching someone go insane from the inside out is far scarier than violence.

    Secondly, Cookie cutter good vs. evil stories are new. Thank disney for them mostly. Most of their stories where originally twisted and morally ambiguous...even if they where made for children.

    Lastly, killing eachother for profit is a common trait for predatory animals. Wolves almost never die from anything other than fighting other wolves for territory. At the same time they kill other animals like bears and large cats and sneak into their dens to kill their children. It may seem bad because you hear stories about psychologically disturbed people killing others for amusement but they are few compared to the whole and are irregular(broken humans) to begin with. Humanity isn't bad where just paranoid and think so.

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