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Posted on 04/23/2010 3:44:02 PM PDT by Chet 99
PETA criticizes use of fighting pit bulls in Mafia Wars
by Dave Rudden April 23, 2010 10:20 AM PST
The animal advocacy group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is protesting Zynga's use of animals as attack items in Mafia Wars. In particular, PETA is accusing the Facebook game developer of perpetuating the stereotype of pit bulls as a dangerous breed.
Earlier this week, Zynga introduced pit bulls and African lions as items in Mafia Wars in preparation for an upcoming update in which "animals will become a fully-fledged combat item class." PETA has taken exception to the move, stating on its official blog that "perpetuating the image of pit bulls as fighting machines is reckless and wrong."
While PETA doesn't completely condemn Zynga, mentioning the positive portrayal of animals within games like Farmville, the group does encourage anyone offended by the move to email Zynga's customer service department to register a complaint. Do you think Zynga went to far, or is PETA just overreacting?
I really wanna see PETA take on the Mob.
It’s PETA. Of course they’re overreacting.
I’m going to set the twin tiger cubs I won in Mafia Wars on the next PETA freak I see. :p
My wife is a Mafia Wars fanatic. She is going to get a kick out of this.
I would like to see a video game developer make a game of “Socialist America”, showing all the liberals being abused and persecuted, the labor unions prohibited, artists flogged in public for criticizing their Big Brother Socialist Leader, etc.
It could show things like PETA members being thrown into pits of wild animals, to be torn apart and eaten. Any liberal woman who got pregnant would have a graphic forced abortion. The cities in ruins and the people starving.
The only chance left is the rebel army of Christians with guns, who fight the Socialist thugs in an effort to recapture America.
Along with my Chinese tiger and numerous cobras.
This is a game on facebook PETA is getting all excited about?
A pretend game???
Have you joined PETA yet?
Are you still recruiting for them?
Are you saying that Chet is a PETAphile?
I think you’ve just created another bit of FR jargon.
[and that is series and hugh!]
Well, popularized - I’ve seen it before. (If I falsely take credit for coining it someone might stune my beeber.)
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