Animal rights group PETA has launched what could be seen as a scathing attack against Pokemon Black & White 2 which launched in North America on Sunday. The animal rights group released a Pokemon Black & White 2 spoof game to explain to consumers how they feel about the series. The group also provided the following statement regarding the popular franchise.
“Much like animals in the real world, Pokémon are treated as unfeeling objects and used for such things as human entertainment and as subjects in experiments. The way that Pokémon are stuffed into pokéballs is similar to how circuses chain elephants inside railroad cars and let them out only to perform confusing and often painful tricks that were taught using sharp steel-tipped bullhooks and electric shock prods …if PETA existed in Unova, our motto would be: Pokémon are not ours to use or abuse. They exist for their own reasons. We believe that this is the message that should be sent to children.”