Every time I think an extremist group can’t get any stupider, I run into something like this. PETA, closely linked with animal terrorist organizations, apparently thinks that Pokemon are real. Yes, you heard me right, PETA has released a web-based parody of the popular Pokemon video game series that tells people to “free ‘em all”.
The PETA website describes the game as “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!”
Um guys… Pokemon don’t really exist. You do know that, right?
Well, you never can be sure with this crowd, they’re not all that bright after all. Yes, I know it says on their website that Pokemon is an analogy for animal cruelty, specifically circus animal cruelty, but come on. PETA is doing nothing but cruising for popularity on the back of Nintendo’s newly released Pokemon: Black & White 2. I guess they haven’t been in the headlines enough recently so they had to come up with a publicity stunt.
This is nothing too new for PETA though, back in 2011, they released a “Mario Kills Tanooki” campaign, asserting that “in real life, tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur. By wearing Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur.” No guys, in real life, tanuki are Japanese mythological animals and Mario puts on a tanuki suit in Super Mario Bros. 3.
The sad fact is, PETA is an extremist animal-rights organization that really doesn’t care about animals. They have a giant shelter at their headquarters in Norfolk, VA, but of the animals turned in there, more than 70% are killed. Animal lovers my ass. If you want the real story on PETA, they don’t live animals, they actually hate people. While they don’t make it that obvious to their potential contributors, the fact is, they want to end all use of all animals, under all circumstances, by humans, with the ultimate goal being the extinction of humanity entirely.
Maybe these people should hang out with the crazy anti-natalists. Seems like they’d be a good match.