PETA wants to free all animals, including your Pokemon

PETA wants to save all animals, and are currently doing this by a PETA Pokemon parody game. Yes, they want you to save pokemon animals. There's a thousand twitter-jokes to be mined from that alone.

But wait, there's more. PETA doesn't know gaming history. The whole point of the first generation Pokemon games was to help save Pokemon's from being slaves to evil organisations. Trainers in Pokemon are like the pet-loving PETA people, friends with their animals and caretakers of them. It's as if PETA just declared they are Team Plasma. Did N just take over? Gamers, who I presume are the target here, feel free to be offended/palmface and/or belly-guffaw now.

For generations, Pokemon have suffered at the hands of their cruel trainers. Help PETA free Pikachu and his Pokemon friends as they struggle for Pokemon 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. —Team PETA

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Comments (6)

  • MAB's picture
    MAB (not verified)

    F*** yous are stupid Pokemon is entertaining and has nothing to do with animal cruelty it teaches you that people can be friends with lots of people including the Pokemon without actually being together. Its not about hurting animals or even killing them or any of this none sense you's are trying to frame it of doing, its about battling friends to see who's a better trainer and who takes care of they're Pokemon more ... the Pokemon never come out hurt or dying unless a wild Pokemon attacks them. So how about you low life pieces of shit leave Pokemon alone and go do something that actually has to be done like saving polar bears or some real animals .... Its a F***ing TV show that kids love and shows them how to be good to there pets not treat them like shit .... if a kid treats there pet badly its a lack of discipline and attention from parents not this TV show!!!!

    a really f***ing pissed of person for seeing this

    Oct 11, 2012
  • ANonymousSUPERHERO's picture
    ANonymousSUPERHERO (not verified)

    Holy shit that is dumb.

    Oct 11, 2012
  • Dabitch's picture

    Wait, y'all are surprised that PETA ad offends the target it's aimed for? Have you met PETA's advertising MO?

    Oct 11, 2012
  • Gameboy's picture
    Gameboy (not verified)

    PETA SUCKS and so does this game

    Oct 11, 2012
  • peta sucks's picture
    peta sucks (not verified)

    These animal-crazy peta goofballs don't care if their image of Pokemon (or ANYTHING animal-related, for that matter) is as fictional as the evening news (a one-liner meaning "completely bogus")! First some stupid rotten "Tanooki Kills Mario" farce and now this!

    peta=Team Plasma: Psychopathic Lousy Annoying Stupid Morons for Animals
    People Eating Tasty Animals: Over a zillion whoppers served since 1980

    Oct 12, 2012
  • YUNOSMARTPETA?!'s picture
    YUNOSMARTPETA?! (not verified)

    Seriously peta? how immature. Who created this game again?

    Oct 14, 2012