What happened to PETA's demands?

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#1 Posted by Demmetje (224 posts) -

I remember PETA making a fuzz at the release of Far Cry 2. As a result the zebra's just fell over when hit by a vehicle.

Where did these things go with the new installment? As far as I can see they didn't hold back with any of the violence against animals this time around?

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#2 Posted by runnah555 (152 posts) -

Looking for attention elsewhere i suspect.

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#3 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Demmetje said:

I remember PETA making a fuzz at the release of Far Cry 2. As a result the zebra's just fell over when hit by a vehicle.

Where did these things go with the new installment? As far as I can see they didn't hold back with any of the violence against animals this time around?

Maybe because its gotten to a point where no one cares about PETA anymore? They have kinda gone insane recently with their spinoff games and all their bullshit. 
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#4 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Weren't they busy being silly about Pokemon? Again?

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#5 Edited by Justin258 (14373 posts) -

Maybe people gave a damn when Far Cry 2 came out but one visit to their website makes it seem like they are nothing more than a parody of themselves these days. No one pays any attention to them.

EDIT: Granted, they weren't too bright then either, but I don't think they were attacking Pokemon.

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#6 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6117 posts) -

Sigh PETA. I understand we all need a cause, but I mean come on. I'm all against animal cruelty but those fuckers make me want to fantasize about some dark things. Mainly involving them, me and a hatchet. The uh, the hatchet's in my hand. Kind of needed to make that clear.

Edit: Holy shit! You guys really need to play the Pokemon game on PETA's site! I just opened a chest. You know what was inside? A video about the unethical treatment of bacon...i mean pigs.

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#7 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@Demmetje said:

I remember PETA making a fuzz at the release of Far Cry 2. As a result the zebra's just fell over when hit by a vehicle.

Where did these things go with the new installment? As far as I can see they didn't hold back with any of the violence against animals this time around?

Maybe because its gotten to a point where no one cares about PETA anymore? They have kinda gone insane recently with their spinoff games and all their bullshit.

Recently? They haven't been sane or respectable for a very, very long time, if ever.

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#8 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Making threads about the PETA nutjobs is just what they want. Like trolls, if we ignore them, they go away.

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#9 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

Feed them to ravenous pigs!

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#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@TeflonBilly said:

Feed them to ravenous pigs!

But make sure to remove any metal jewelry because it might harm the pigs. 
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#11 Posted by Haliaeetus (17 posts) -

Maybe they all died from shock after watching a trailer for Tokyo Jungle.

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#12 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

Don't remind them that its coming out so it can slip under the radar. :|

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#13 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

Fuck PETA . They are probably going after some school kids drinking milk.

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#14 Posted by imhungry (624 posts) -

@Haliaeetus said:

Maybe they all died from shock after watching a trailer for Tokyo Jungle.

Eagerly awaiting the PETA Tokyo Jungle spin-off. Actually, would Tokyo Jungle just be PETA's ideal world?

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#15 Edited by BirdkeeperDan (411 posts) -

Nothing like usual.

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#16 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

They've moved onto those evil Pokeman trainers.

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#17 Posted by notdavid (873 posts) -

PETA can suck my righteous meat scepter of justice.

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#18 Posted by Gamer_152 (14479 posts) -

Please, stop giving PETA attention. They're not dumb, these marketing campaigns are meant to cause controversy to raise awareness of them. We're still having trouble with people spreading their name all over the place as part of this Pokemon thing, we don't need to give them more publicity by resurrecting old PETA campaigns as well. They're a bad organisation, they've given money to some questionable places, and kill an extraordinary amount of animals. They're not people who we should be raising awareness for unless it's with the strict instructions that people stay the hell away from them.

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#19 Posted by Zleunamme (932 posts) -

It didn't give them enough attention through mainstream media, so they went somewhere else.

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#20 Posted by Demmetje (224 posts) -

@Gamer_152:

Wow, was just interested... Didn't mean to go into their politics... just wondered why all of a sudden they're nog making a problem out of it anymore...

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#21 Posted by david3cm (678 posts) -

I just read Shaun McInnis' write up about the game over at Gamespot and apparently he was throwing grenades at sharks and skinning them to get a larger wallet. I want this game NOW.

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#22 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

@Gamer_152 said:

Please, stop giving PETA attention. They're not dumb, these marketing campaigns are meant to cause controversy to raise awareness of them. We're still having trouble with people spreading their name all over the place as part of this Pokemon thing, we don't need to give them more publicity by resurrecting old PETA campaigns as well. They're a bad organisation, they've given money to some questionable places, and kill an extraordinary amount of animals. They're not people who we should be raising awareness for unless it's with the strict instructions that people stay the hell away from them.

What are you referring to here exactly?

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#23 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

Fuck PETA. They wouldn't understand reasonableness if it punched them in the face.

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#24 Posted by iAmJohn (6232 posts) -

@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

@Gamer_152 said:

Please, stop giving PETA attention. They're not dumb, these marketing campaigns are meant to cause controversy to raise awareness of them. We're still having trouble with people spreading their name all over the place as part of this Pokemon thing, we don't need to give them more publicity by resurrecting old PETA campaigns as well. They're a bad organisation, they've given money to some questionable places, and kill an extraordinary amount of animals. They're not people who we should be raising awareness for unless it's with the strict instructions that people stay the hell away from them.

What are you referring to here exactly?

Not sure about the first part of the statement, but the second part is true (albeit a bit on the misleading side) - PETA euthanizes the majority of the animals in their and partnered shelters. The problem is, a lot of those animals are rescues that were abused or abandoned and they cannot find a home for. It's a catch-22: keep the animal alive in spite of a ridiculous lack of resources and a dwindling likelihood that someone would be willing to adopt it, or kill it and have to deal with being hypocrites.

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#25 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

@Gamer_152 said:

Please, stop giving PETA attention. They're not dumb, these marketing campaigns are meant to cause controversy to raise awareness of them. We're still having trouble with people spreading their name all over the place as part of this Pokemon thing, we don't need to give them more publicity by resurrecting old PETA campaigns as well. They're a bad organisation, they've given money to some questionable places, and kill an extraordinary amount of animals. They're not people who we should be raising awareness for unless it's with the strict instructions that people stay the hell away from them.

What are you referring to here exactly?

Not sure about the first part of the statement, but the second part is true (albeit a bit on the misleading side) - PETA euthanizes the majority of the animals in their and partnered shelters. The problem is, a lot of those animals are rescues that were abused or abandoned and they cannot find a home for. It's a catch-22: keep the animal alive in spite of a ridiculous lack of resources and a dwindling likelihood that someone would be willing to adopt it, or kill it and have to deal with being hypocrites.

Thanks. As harsh as that sounds, I can understand it perfectly.

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#26 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

Someone should tell PETA then so Far Cry 3 will get even more attention.

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#27 Posted by Gamer_152 (14479 posts) -

@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

@iAmJohn said:

@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

@Gamer_152 said:

Please, stop giving PETA attention. They're not dumb, these marketing campaigns are meant to cause controversy to raise awareness of them. We're still having trouble with people spreading their name all over the place as part of this Pokemon thing, we don't need to give them more publicity by resurrecting old PETA campaigns as well. They're a bad organisation, they've given money to some questionable places, and kill an extraordinary amount of animals. They're not people who we should be raising awareness for unless it's with the strict instructions that people stay the hell away from them.

What are you referring to here exactly?

Not sure about the first part of the statement, but the second part is true (albeit a bit on the misleading side) - PETA euthanizes the majority of the animals in their and partnered shelters. The problem is, a lot of those animals are rescues that were abused or abandoned and they cannot find a home for. It's a catch-22: keep the animal alive in spite of a ridiculous lack of resources and a dwindling likelihood that someone would be willing to adopt it, or kill it and have to deal with being hypocrites.

Thanks. As harsh as that sounds, I can understand it perfectly.

I've already written a bit of a thing over here, but believe me what PETA are doing is not reasonable. When we say PETA are euthanising the majority of animals, we're not talking about slight majorities, we're talking about a situation where in 2009 they've had a 96% kill rate or in 2006 had a 99% kill rate, the organisation with a budget of over $35 million only got 8 pets adopted in 2009. PETA put to death any animal they deem unadoptable, but have no definition for what that actually means. They have a lack of resources when it comes to how much they have to help animals, but that's entirely their own fault. They put the very large majority of their now over $37 million into marketing, with less than 1% actually going to helping animals. I could go on about this for a while, but I implore you to look into it and I implore the gamers who keep raging at PETA every time they're prodded by one of their marketing campaigns to see that PETA are intentionally trying to manufacture controversy for their own causes.

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#28 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

@Gamer_152:

Thanks I will. Those kind of percentages were not what I had in mind. If it can be clearly proven that so little of their funds are directed directly into the welfare of the animals they care for, it's simply indefensible.

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#29 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said: 
Maybe because its gotten to a point where no one cares about PETA anymore?                                         
God, I hope so. Also:
 
TOTAL POKEMON LIBERATION NOW!!

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