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megimoo
11-17-2008, 10:17 PM
PETA, the animal rights activist group, has targeted the DS and Wii franchise, Cooking Mama, in its latest campaign against animal cruelty.

The groups browser-based game, Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, features a likeness of the character brandishing a kitchen knife, plucking the feathers and taking out the giblets from a turkey, presumably in preparation for the US holiday, Thanksgiving, of which it is the traditional meal.

"Why is PETA picking on poor Mama?" the company explained in a statement. "Because the games are so heavy on dishes made from dead animals that the only things missing are the blood and the slaughterhouse. So in the name of accuracy and honesty, PETA decided to introduce a little of both."

"We wish that all cooking games would allow people to prepare more vegetarian dishes instead of just slicing up animal flesh over and over—so on our site we encourage players to contact Majesco to ask for an all vegetarian-recipe Cooking Mama game."

This follows recent action by the group which resulted in Sega pulling an advert which featured a monkey 'actor'.
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Sega pulls Samba De Amigo advert
Sega has pulled an advert for its maraca rhythm game, Samba De Amigo, following a complaint by the animal rights activist group, PETA, over the use of chimpanzee 'actors'.

PETA contacted the videogames publisher over the video commercial for the new Wii game and registered its complaint. Upon hearing PETA's allegations of abuse used by trainers against chimpanzee actors the company apparently pulled the advert.
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/sega-pulls-samba-de-amigo-advert

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/peta-targets-blood-thirsty-cooking-mama-titles

PoliCon
11-17-2008, 11:17 PM
Isn't it peta season? Do I have to get a permit to hunt one of these weenies?

Ree
11-17-2008, 11:23 PM
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i310/ReeW/PETA-2.jpg

PoliCon
11-17-2008, 11:24 PM
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i310/ReeW/PETA-2.jpgYou're the blond one in the middle right? ;)

Ree
11-17-2008, 11:26 PM
You're the blond one in the middle right? ;)
Nope I got left with the "wimmins" that day:mad:

PoliCon
11-17-2008, 11:27 PM
Nope I got left with the "wimmins" that day:mad:
are you sure - because there's a blond there in the center between the E and the T that I'm tertian must be you . . . .

Ree
11-17-2008, 11:29 PM
are you sure - because there's a blond there in the center between the E and the T that I'm tertian must be you . . . .
They all have the wrong plumbin to be me...

PoliCon
11-17-2008, 11:30 PM
They all have the wrong plumbin to be me...look lower. You really are blond aren't ya :p

Ree
11-17-2008, 11:31 PM
look lower. You really are blond aren't ya :p
Nope....a redhead...

Ree
11-17-2008, 11:32 PM
look lower. You really are blond aren't ya :p
That's Ms. Bitch to u....:D

PoliCon
11-17-2008, 11:33 PM
Nope....a redhead... Yur ears are just red from being used as handles . . . . :eek:

okay time to walk away from this conversation before I get banned too!

Ree
11-17-2008, 11:43 PM
Yur ears are just red from being used as handles . . . . :eek:

okay time to walk away from this conversation before I get banned too!
That just pisses me off and I do bite....:eek:

PoliCon
11-17-2008, 11:47 PM
That just pisses me off and I do bite....:eek:good to know.


* note to self - don't let Ree within biting distance of valued body parts

Ree
11-18-2008, 12:02 AM
good to know.


* note to self - don't let Ree within biting distance of valued body parts
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