The organization against animal abuse, PETA would also scrutinize the games, now replacing the weapons in Hunting Simulator 2 with cameras.
It is not the first time that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), an organization that fights against animal abuse, has turned its gaze to the world of video games. Its commendable activity is sometimes tainted by absurd initiatives against certain games. PETA is famous for having repeatedly attacked Pokémon, as it believes that it instrumentalizes animals.
Now, PETA France has targeted Hunting Simulator 2. Last Friday, in a letter to the president of Nacon, Alain Falc, the French division of the organization asked the creators of the hunting game to change firearms for cameras. PETA pretends that the objective of the game is to take good photos of the animals, to end the violence against them.
„It is almost psychopathic to get excited shooting other living beings, even in a virtual world.” – Mimi Bekhechi
It seems that PETA is looking for Hunting Simulator 2 to become a kind of Pokémon Snap. According to PETA Vice President Mimi Bekhechi, “There are limitless opportunities for fun, so it’s almost psychopathic to get excited shooting other living things, even in a virtual world.” The directive also adds that “Nacon must stop glorifying violence towards animals.”
PETA was once again talking about the world of video games after the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. On the one hand, he took out a guide on how to play the game correctly (for this, for example, we should not hunt bugs or fish). On the other hand, he asked that all animals donated to the Socrates museum be released.
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