People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has taken issue with one of Nintendo’s launch titles for the Switch. 1-2 Switch, features a minigame that allows players to milk a virtual cow.
While playing both gamers have to milk the cow simultaneously and the player who milks the maximum will be the winner. Fair and simple. But the PETA guys are totally upset with the concept even if the cow is virtual.
A letter to Nintendo from Ingrid E. Newkirk, head of the animal rights organization, made it to Facebook yesterday. She doesn’t mince words, calling the game unrealistic in pretty explicit detail.
“We’d be happy to provide you with video footage of the filthy conditions that cows endure on farms for you to include in your game,” Newkirk wrote. “If you think that the gruesome nature of this would be too upsetting, we suggest that instead of sugarcoating the subject, Nintendo switch to simulating activities in which no animals suffer.”
This is not the first time PETA raising allegations against nintendo.
in 2012, when PETA made their case in Pokémon: Black & Blue, a web game released in the same year, a Nintendo fan Named Chris made a powerful response.
Let me say to you right now, PETA, I love Pokémon. I would never hurt a fly. I would never hurt an animal. I would never hurt a dog. And I promise you that your misguided attempts will be met with nothing but contempt, because I stand against you—I and a million others—I and all my friends here: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Pikachu. We stand in unity against you PETA, because you are sick and wrong.
As Chris notes, a lot of what PETA is doing is glomming onto the release of a new game to promote their agenda.