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PETA Slams Assassin's Creed IV For "Glorifying" Whaling

Matt Gardner
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PETA, Ubisoft, Whaling

PETA Slams Assassin's Creed IV For "Glorifying" Whaling

From the people who (jokingly...allegedly) ripped Mario a new one for wearing a tanooki suit, and then fashioned a terrible, hideously gory Pokemon parody to make a point about the cruelties of having cute little creatures fight one another...

PETA presents...

Assassin's Creed IV: How To Glorify Whale Killing*.

Yep, the folks at PETA have gone off on another guano-induced, mad tirade, slamming Ubisoft's freshly revealed game for "glorifying" the harpooning of whales in another bid to justify their existence.

We're all for the prevention of cruelty to animals, but given that there are so many actual, real-life animals out there that need protecting, it's strange to see PETA going after a historically-situated game, and a past-time that no-one has access to. But wait, there's a justification:

"Whaling—that is, shooting whales with harpoons and leaving them to struggle for an hour or more before they die or are hacked apart while they are still alive—may seem like something out of the history books, but this bloody industry still goes on today in the face of international condemnation, and it’s disgraceful for any game to glorify it," read a statement delivered to VentureBeat. "PETA encourages video game companies to create games that celebrate animals—not games that promote hurting and killing them."

To be fair, I immediately went out and chartered a boat after watching the latest AC4 trailer, and proceeded to merrily spend a day harpooning as many whales as I could possibly find, dressed in a pirate outfit.

Wait...now I remember...that didn't happen at all.

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Late  Mar. 5, 2013 at 15:25
JonLester  Mar. 5, 2013 at 15:50

@Late: Wow, I had no idea they'd respond this fast. ;)

Quietus  Mar. 5, 2013 at 19:11

This would be the same PETA that kills the large majority of the animals it rescues, right?

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