Posted By: Sunain | Oct 09 2012 00:50:01
Comments: 6
Tags: Press Release

In response to the release of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 over the weekend in North America, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released a game and statement condemning the Pokémon franchise.

Below is the game that Peta posted. Note: Warning unlike the real Pokémon games, this Pokémon game by Peta is not suitable for all ages. Parental discretion is highly advised.

Peta's Position

"For generations, Pokémon have suffered at the hands of their cruel trainers. Help Peta free Pikachu and his Pokémon friends as they struggle for Pokémon liberation!

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. 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."

Peta's Pokémon Black and Blue Gotta Free 'em All!