PETA Attacks Pokemon for Promoting Animal Abuse
October 9, 2012
As Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 are released, the animal rights group, PETA, has bashed the Pokemon game series, saying it condones animal cruelty.
As a child of the 90s, I am highly offended by their accusations and lies because PETA could not be more wrong. Pokemon is all about treating Pokemon as equals. The series tells the journey of young trainers who befriend and help their Pokemon grow stronger as they battle other Pokemon in non-fatal matches.
“Much like animals in the real world, Pokemon are treated as unfeeling objects and used for such things as human entertainment and as subjects in experiments,” PETA writes. “The way that Pokemon are stuffed into pokeballs 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.”
PETA went as far as creating a parody version of the new releases called, Pokemon: Black & Blue. There’s even a human character in this parody who is wearing a skinned Pokemon coat (fur coat equivalent). It’s actually rather disgusting.