PETA Experiences Backlash Comparing Pokémon to Animal Abuse

After the announcement in late February of the Pokémon Sword and Shield video game, People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) decided to weigh in by tweeting a link to their own Pokémon game subtitled Black and Blue: Gotta Free ‘Em All!.

PETA’s Pokémon game was made in 2012 as a parody of Pokémon Black and White in which the human hate group’s game’s message is that Pokémon promotes animal abuse. It also features an anti-human message too since players are tasked with freeing pocket monsters from abusive trainers and look as though they have been assaulted.

According to Dexerto, game players sounded off against PETA’s game and it has reverberated across Twitter with some gamers (correctly) pointing out Pokémon is a video game while PETA has euthanized or killed real animals.

A group like PETA relies on bad publicity to generate interest in their causes, but they will not win any kind of interest or sympathy for the things they stand for by condemning home entertainment like video games. This goes to show that if PETA was in charge, they would only allow games that promote animals as the protagonists while humans would be the antagonists. Below is a gamer’s review of Pokémon Black and Blue.