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    This Forbes article details PETA's statements, with a fair bit of (well-deserved imo) criticism.

    Apparently PETA believes that Pokemon encourages animal abuse and glorifies cruel treatment of animals. Here's a quote from the article.
    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
    I have to say that I personally find this hilarious because of how misinformed it is. PETA obviously didn't bother to actually do any research on Pokemon Black and White, considering they specifically deal with the relationship between humans and Pokemon.
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    Oh silly, silly PETA...what are we going to do with you? *shakes head sadly*

    I still remember when Wrath of the Lich King came out and they took over Howling Fjord to protest against a quest that involved killing walruses.

    I don't think an area has ever been grinded as hard as that zone was that day.

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    Considering that Pokemon learn moves completely on their own, I don't see how they could possibly be "confusing"...
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    PETA have their heads up their keisters. News at eleven.
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    PETA saying something ridiculous in order to grab attention for their outdated, dying, and destructive "organization"? Well color me shocked, that never happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    Oh silly, silly PETA...what are we going to do with you? *shakes head sadly*

    I still remember when Wrath of the Lich King came out and they took over Howling Fjord to protest against a quest that involved killing walruses.

    I don't think an area has ever been grinded as hard as that zone was that day.
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    The sad thing is that those idiots at PETA bring disrepute and ridicule upon a legitimate task. Long as you don't go well beyond the point as reason and sanity with it.
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    Their PETA game has Ash talking about putting Pikachu inside a Pokeball and never caring about Pika's feelings. The whole reason Pikachu sits on Ash's shoulder all the time is that Pikachu DOESN'T get put inside a pokeball due to... reason.
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    Oh silly, silly PETA...what are we going to do with you? *shakes head sadly*
    Ignore them like we always do?

    Seriously, does anyone care what that bunch has to say? All I've ever seen out of them is over-the-top publicity stunts that everyone mocks for a day or two and then forgets about.

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    Anybody ever see the episode of Penn & Teller's BS where they harpoon lampoon mercilessly mock these morons with truth?

    I was already ignoring them, but wrote them off completely as hypocritical wing-nuts after seeing that.

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    Has no one here linked to the actual game? It's hilarious.
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    And remarkably cathartic to be able to repeatedly electrocute the Professor-expy when none of their moves can do damage to you.
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    The most hilarious thing here is that Team Plasma (read: the antagonists) in Black and White has goals eerily similar to PETA, and just as misinformed. And yet they didn't seem to notice.

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    That game, man. That game!
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    Yeah, they do that.
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    The game is actually pretty fun!
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    Sadly, yes. The Pokemon were hilarious. And Mudkipz was a surprise, if strange.
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    I like to think of PETA, if an organization can be defined as a single person, as functionally insane with slight psychopathic tendencies. It can live in society as an eccentric, doing good and/or bad like everyone else, but there's always that little voice in the back of the head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tensai_oni View Post
    The most hilarious thing here is that Team Plasma (read: the antagonists) in Black and White has goals eerily similar to PETA, and just as misinformed. And yet they didn't seem to notice.
    Actually, I think they did notice: otherwise, they would have attacked the franchise much earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    And remarkably cathartic to be able to repeatedly electrocute the Professor-expy when none of their moves can do damage to you.
    Which just makes their message even more amusing. Hurting humans? A-OK. Hurting animals? HOW DARE YOU

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    Poor Professor Juniper. She makes a perfectly logical and reasonable argument about how humans and pokemon should be partners and vice-versa, and she gets burned/electrocuted/blasted/etc. Seems legit.
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    Some part of me wonders if they realize how ridiculous they appear to the rest of society.

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    Has no one here linked to the actual game? It's hilarious.
    Wow, it's amazing.

    I'm not a Pokemon fan, but that parody is great. After all, Pokemon exist for their own reasons

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    Wow, it's amazing.

    I'm not a Pokemon fan, but that parody is great. After all, Pokemon exist for their own reasons
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    Has no one here linked to the actual game? It's hilarious.
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    The most hilarious thing here is that Team Plasma (read: the antagonists) in Black and White has goals eerily similar to PETA, and just as misinformed. And yet they didn't seem to notice.
    Okay, I give them more credit for doing research than I thought, since the game included them talking about the Team Plasma bait and switch. I kept waiting for a Stockholm Syndrome joke to come up, but they disappointed me there.

    The big irony there is that playing that game involves controlling pokemon, and since I decided to mess around trying out moves, I also caused 2/4 pokemon to die faint. So, violent resistance at its finest really.
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    This might seem off-topic, but am I the only one that thinks the parody pokemon logo is totally badass?

    I wonder when PETA (People for the Eating of Tasty Animals) is gonna release a statement about Pokemon.
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    They also let you name the pokemon you acquire. Which is pretty fail given the context and message.

    Now if they'd had it be a bait and switch... It actually would've been almost appropriate for their method of preachiness... Oh, wait, I think I just figured out why they didn't do it.
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    The creepiest part is that I could very easily see a psycho like Ghetsis wearing a cloak made out of Pokemon skins. I mean, the guy's arguably the most monstrous villain Nintendo has ever crafted - While Ridley, Ganon, Ghirahim, Smithy and many of the abominations Kirby fights are truly, unrepentantly evil, none of them were abusive, manipulative parents as far as we know.

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    Their PETA game has Ash talking about putting Pikachu inside a Pokeball and never caring about Pika's feelings. The whole reason Pikachu sits on Ash's shoulder all the time is that Pikachu DOESN'T get put inside a pokeball due to... reason.
    Pikachu hates being in his pokeball and refuses to go into it. Apparently thats a thing with some pokemon, they just hate the pokeballs. Though thats the only time I recall it coming up in the entire series and all its spinoffs. Even while being attacked by an entire flock of bloodthirsty birds. Ash is trying to protect him and sacrifice himself to keep pikachu safe, so pikachu saves the day and they are best friends. Truly, ash is a monster.

    Honestly, they did a decent job, ham handed conversations aside, up until they brought ash into it. Thats the guy that in the series tends to go out of his way to save, protect, and aid any random pokemon he meets. Most of his pokemon tend to be like rescue dogs from a shelter, they were mistreated in some way and he helps them out so they willingly join him. *cough* charmander *cough* How many times has he taken a direct hit in order to protect his pokemon from harm? I know that I have lost track.
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    I think PETA's just trying to lose all dignity it once had these days. Like remember that issue they had with Mario and the raccoon suit? And now this? They do realize there are actual animal cruelties in this world and not those in (children's) entertainment?

    What's next? We gonna hear about how Finn from Adventure Time is inhuman for how he treats Jake? Or that Mordecai and Rigby are forced to do backbreaking labor for the park? Either wouldn't surprise me.

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