Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag had a blowout of official news earlier today, revealing the main character, pirate storyline, and more. While not a major selling point, Black Flag also includes the ability to hunt whales as you travel the seas, something that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) responded to:
Whaling—that is, shooting whales with harpoons and leaving them to struggle for an hour or more before they die or are hacked apart while they are still alive—may seem like something out of the history books, but this bloody industry still goes on today in the face of international condemnation, and it’s disgraceful for any game to glorify it. PETA encourages video game companies to create games that celebrate animals—not games that promote hurting and killing them.
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