PETA, the animal rights’ group that has become famous with their naked photo sessions of famous people, who’d rather be naked than wear fur, are not pretending – they take everything serious! Even the Pocket Monsters (yes, that is Pokémon !) are not going to be left alone… See below for details on how exactly PETA thinks the franchise offends animal rights.
The persecutors of meat-eaters, fur-wearers and leather-bearers has either lost control or gone absolutely bored with life since it’s released a new browser-based Pokémon parody game, claiming that the entire franchise is hurting, bullying the small animals, just like in real life.
Here is the full statement:
“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.”
Here is even more from the game:
“The amount of time that Pokémon spend stuffed in pokéballs is akin to how elephants are chained up in train carts, waiting to be let out to “perform” in circuses. But the difference between real life and this fictional world full of organized animal fighting is that Pokémon games paint rosy pictures of things that are actually horrible.”
Also: “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.”
It is odd that this comes almost two decades after the creation of probably the most famous anime/game franchise in the world. (it is born in 1996)
I cannot help but wonder if this is entirely correct. First , they come up with the anti-Pokémon movement in 2012 when it’s created in 1996. Another thing that makes this case even more curious is how do PETA actually enter the world of Pokémon and do people think that world actually works as ours? What if the creators chose to show just this side and skipped the human-enslavement that actually happens? That is odd to odder. I believe even Magic the Gathering cards can be ‘liberated’ if we take the items as living creatures since they have their own characters.
What do you think? Is this reasonable or is PETA going a bit overboard? I am very curious to know of your opinions since I am not entirely certain I get your world as much as I understand your manga and anime worlds.
Source: PETA Game