We found out yesterday that Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will feature whaling missions. Now the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have issued a statement saying that they are truly outraged that the game would feature such a barbaric sport. Here’s what a spokesperson from the anti-animal cruelty organisation told Venture Beat.
“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”