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PETA criticizes use of fighting pit bulls in Mafia Wars
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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?


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chet99; pitbull

1 posted on 04/23/2010 3:44:03 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

I really wanna see PETA take on the Mob.


2 posted on 04/23/2010 3:47:05 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (John Paulson is the new Michael Milken?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

It’s PETA. Of course they’re overreacting.


3 posted on 04/23/2010 3:51:23 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Progressives are everything they accuse their opponents of being.)
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To: Chet 99
The fact that PETA is expecting anything factual or
intelligent out of video games speaks volumes.
4 posted on 04/23/2010 3:52:29 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Chet 99

I’m going to set the twin tiger cubs I won in Mafia Wars on the next PETA freak I see. :p


5 posted on 04/23/2010 3:54:50 PM PDT by Politicalmom (A racist is a conservative who is winning an argument with a liberal.-FReeper Freespirited)
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To: Chet 99

My wife is a Mafia Wars fanatic. She is going to get a kick out of this.


6 posted on 04/23/2010 4:03:25 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya s ee how that turned out?)
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To: Chet 99

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.


7 posted on 04/23/2010 4:13:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Chet 99

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJwgP44Ap9E


8 posted on 04/23/2010 4:21:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Politicalmom
I’m going to set the twin tiger cubs I won in Mafia Wars on the next PETA freak I see. :p

Along with my Chinese tiger and numerous cobras.

9 posted on 04/23/2010 4:23:33 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: Chet 99
Someone correct me if I am wrong here

This is a game on facebook PETA is getting all excited about?

A pretend game???

10 posted on 04/23/2010 4:25:02 PM PDT by Popman (Balsa wood: Obama Presidential timber)
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To: Chet 99


11 posted on 04/23/2010 4:25:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: shibumi; Salamander

12 posted on 04/23/2010 4:27:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

13 posted on 04/23/2010 4:32:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Have you joined PETA yet?


14 posted on 04/23/2010 5:23:04 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Why?
Are you still recruiting for them?


15 posted on 04/23/2010 6:24:22 PM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: Salamander

Are you saying that Chet is a PETAphile?


16 posted on 04/24/2010 12:44:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!" --nolongerademocrat)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*chuckle*

Good ‘un....:)


17 posted on 04/24/2010 1:12:05 AM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: Salamander

;^)


18 posted on 04/24/2010 1:14:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!" --nolongerademocrat)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think you’ve just created another bit of FR jargon.

[and that is series and hugh!]


19 posted on 04/24/2010 1:34:12 AM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: Salamander

Well, popularized - I’ve seen it before. (If I falsely take credit for coining it someone might stune my beeber.)


20 posted on 04/24/2010 1:52:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!" --nolongerademocrat)
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To: Chet 99

Let’s see....

Jobs Completed 1487
Job Assists 104
Most consecutive days doing jobs 25
Most jobs done in one day 119
Fights Won 1391
Fights Lost 133
Fights Won in Cuba 291
Death 8
Mobsters Iced 217
Mobsters Whacked 48
Hitlist Kills 0
Longest Hitlist Survival 00:00:10
Robbing Wins 309
Robbing Losses 126
Robbing Board Clears (9-0) 0
Gifts sent 52
Mega Casinos Sold 0
Wars Won 1
Wars Lost 0
Times Betrayed by Mafia 0
War Assists 28

Lot’s of murder and mayhem on virtual human beings there....still can’t hear any complaints from the PETAfiles about those...


21 posted on 04/24/2010 1:57:13 AM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!! Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America.....)
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To: JoeProBono

^__^


22 posted on 04/24/2010 2:00:34 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

;-{)


23 posted on 04/24/2010 2:28:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99


24 posted on 04/24/2010 2:39:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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