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'Pokémon Black and Blue' Teaches Players That Animals—and Pokémon—Aren't Ours to Use or Abuse in Any Way
For Immediate Release:October 8, 2012
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. -- Pokémon Black and White 2 hit store shelves
on Sunday, but the big news from PETA is that its parody of the game series,
which paints a rosy picture of what amounts to thinly veiled animal abuse, is
being released today and will give kids a chance to help Pikachu and his
Pokémon pals fight their cruel oppressors and gain their freedom. PETA's Pokémon
Black and Blue makes it clear that Pokémon and other nonhuman
species are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.
Rather than "catch 'em all," in PETA's game players get to "free
"Games such as Pokémon send kids the wrong message that
exploiting and abusing those who are defenseless is acceptable when it's
not," says PETA Director of Marketing Innovations Joel Bartlett. "But
with Pokémon Black and Blue, children can experience the great feeling that
comes from saving others from harm."
Much like animals in the real world, Pokémon are treated as
unfeeling objects and used for such things as human entertainment and as
subjects in experiments. The way that Pokémon are stuffed into pokéballs is
similar to how circuses chain elephants inside railroad cars and let them out
only to perform confusing and often painful tricks that were taught using sharp
steel-tipped bullhooks and electric shock prods.
PETA explains on the game page that 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
To play Pokémon Black and Blue, click here.
For a kid-friendly version of the game, click here.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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