The hunting community is getting a major push from a recently released video game, Pokemon Go. This game in a nutshell consists of players taking on the role of “Pokemon trainers” going around hunting and keeping creatures called Pokemon in captivity. The game genre encourages players to force the animal looking Pokemons to fight one another for the owner’s entertainment until one sustains serious injuries.
The game genre encourages players to force the animal looking Pokemons to fight one another for the owner’s entertainment until one sustains serious injuries.
Below is a clip from the Pokemon TV show the game came out of that encourages animal abuse.
While most do not see anything wrong with this as these are virtual monsters, but if you can see past the smoke screen subtly encourages animal abuse that is not too different from pitbull fighting and cock fighting.
With Peta condemning the franchise, many people still do not know how to respond because of the impact the franchise made on them in their childhood/youth years. In fact, many in the animal lover community are worried by labelling these animal looking characters as ‘pokemon’, it’s ok to capture them and force them to fight one another until one or both pokemon sustains serious injuries. The franchise conveys to all players that they should try to get the biggest collection of pokemons with the theme “gotta catch them all”. hmm… who else is out there making huge collections of animals? Trophy hunters!
Pokemons are encourages to bite and attach one another for the owner’s entertainment.
Some people are seeing cock fighting as no different from pokemon duels.
This is a rather disturbing news as it is slowly indoctrinating our kids (and adults) blurring the lines of animal and virtual critters and how it is promoting that it is ok to capture living beings and forcing them to fight for your entertainment.
Today these players may be out hunting Pokemons, tomorrow, they’ll be out hunting real animal and we will have a generation that tolerates pit fighting and hunting.
Apparently there are some trophies being sold online already.
We encourage the Animal lover community to SHUN this pokemon game as it is subtly indoctrinating players to tolerate animal cruelty. If you know anyone playing this game please get them to boycott this game.