The hit video game Stray points out many important struggles that “outdoor cats” face, and it’s getting top marks from PETA for its accuracy.
Here's what #Stray gets right about cats.
For a game about a homeless cat roaming a robot-filled cyber-punk world, Stray gets top marks from PETA for its accuracy. pic.twitter.com/afg6yl63Xr
— PETA (@peta) July 20, 2022
Here are PETA’s top things that Stray gets right about cats:
1. Cats are naturally curious and playful animals.
2. They usually sleep between 12 and 18 hours a day, but those living outside often don’t have that luxury, as they must be alert to danger.
3. Cats who are homeless or allowed to roam outdoors can be injured or become lost.
4. Scratching is a normal, instinctive feline behavior and shouldn’t be punished.
5. Cats who are let outdoors are much more likely to contract life-threatening parasites.
6. All cats deserve to have a happy and safe life indoors.
(And if you see a Zurk in real life, you should run, too!)
Are you a conscientious gamer who wants to extend your concern for animals to other worlds? PETA’s got you covered.
PETA hopes all games will encourage people to feel closer to the animals we share our planet with and inspire them to work to #EndSpeciesism—the misguided belief that humans are superior to all other animal species and that it’s OK for us to exploit them in horrible ways for our own trivial purposes.
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