For Immediate Release:
October 7, 2021
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Below, please find a statement from PETA Latino Senior Manager Alicia Aguayo in response to the cockfighting minigame that reportedly appears in Far Cry 6, out today:
Turning a horrific blood sport like cockfighting into a Mortal Kombat–style video game match is a far cry from real innovation, as today’s society is strongly opposed to forcing animals to fight to the death. Roosters used in cockfights are fitted with sharp spurs that tear through flesh and bone, causing agonizing and fatal injuries. PETA Latino urges Ubisoft to replace this reprehensible minigame with one that doesn’t glorify cruelty.
PETA Latino—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETALatino.com or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.