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Assassin's Creed 4 whaling "disgraceful" says PETA
Posted: 05.03.2013 13:23 by Simon Priest Comments: 9
Ubisoft's inclusion of the historically accurate activity of whaling in Assassin's Creed 4's timeline of the 1700's has pro-animal PETA stamping their foot and crying foul. Whaling is a blight on today's society.

However Assassin's Creed 4 isn't exploring today's society, it's diving into the past and the past had whaling - a lot of it. PETA is no stranger to targeting video games to remind us they're crazy.

Super Meat Boy was famously lampooned, with the game's creators adding a tongue-in-cheek Tofu Boy in response. It should be noted that PETA is no friend of mankind.

The organization has notoriously militant links and has on occasion quietly supported extreme tactics such as firebombing medical research institutes. The groups manifesto calls for the 'liberation of all animals' around the globe - that's all animals, everywhere. It doesn't take a genius to realise how... bad that would turn out. PETA is not our friend.

"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," said PETA.

“PETA encourages video game companies to create games that celebrate animals – not games that promote hurting and killing them.” Whaling is a tragic industry that continues today and should be condemned given that no scientific research is really advanced by it, despite what the Japanese government would claim.

Ubisoft will hardly be 'celebrating' the act of whaling in Assassin's Creed 4 but they have included it as part of the pirating life in the 1700's. In the end, the virtual activity would most likely prove optional. Will Ubisoft withdraw it?

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 29th, and on PS4 later.

Source: MCV

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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2013
SirRoderick
Welllll good. I think PETA is disgraceful, so that balances out :)
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 05, 2013
unsilviu
Agreed, they're just plain crazy. Apparently they had this campaign some years ago where they gave this http://nicomuhly.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/your_mommy_kills_animals_co.jpg to kids.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 05, 2013
herodotus
God save us from Lefty's and bleeding heart bloody liberals. They'll be the death of this planet.
By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Mar 05, 2013
Xyfer117
Looks awesome but I wonder how the present timeline will continue and who it will follow, or will there even be a present timeline?
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2013
SirRoderick
Dear lord...if they get rid of the present timeline it will be THE BEST THING THEY EVER DO. All that Animus nonsense is never on anyone's list of what makes the games any good. Ever. All it does is get in the way of wha
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2013
SiyaenSokol
I love animals, and I don't enjoy hurting them at all, but PETA for me is a load of sh#t. I will put my money on it, that even though they are against experimentation on animals, their members, and leaders all use products tested on animals in order to save our lives.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Mar 06, 2013
SiyaenSokol
I just took a look at that link from unsilviu... holy mother of... that is disturbing. What a way to corrupt a child's mind. Whether PETA likes it or not, hunting, and wearing fur has been part of mankind since the beginning, long before they even thought about existing.

I don't support pouching, but hunting and using the fur afterwards is not wrong in my opinion.
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Mar 07, 2013
noobst3R
"Oh no! If all those kids and young adults play this game at home, they'll sign up for a whaling camp in Japan immediately! Whaling will go up by 250%!"

NOT
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Mar 11, 2013
JonahFalcon
How come PETA isn't concerned the game promotes PIRACY?