Nintendo Nintendo Switch

PETA Criticizes Nintendo And 1-2-Switch For “Promoting Drinking Milk From Cows”

It looks like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) found another opportunity to criticize Nintendo’s products. The animal rights organization doesn’t approve of the Milk minigame found in 1-2-Switch. Its president, Ingrid Newkirk, has compiled a rather lengthy letter to express how she strongly believes that the cow-milking minigame “promotes drinking milk from cows.” She even offered to provide some actual footage of the “filthy conditions that cows endure on farms” for Nintendo to include in the Nintendo Switch party game. You can read the letter in its entirety below:



  1. You’d think they would have gotten on them for this in the mid-late 90’s for Zelda, but- oh, wait.
    They’re just doing it for the press.

    They don’t want better treatment for animals, they just want press coverage; people talking about them.
    And you’re giving it to ’em.

    1. Yes they want press coverage and there’s nothing wrong with that. They want it in order to strengthen the rights of animals. Maybe you should inform yurself a little bit about their actual work because they have made some pretty impressive achievements regarding that goal. People should thank organisations like that for their work…without it this world would be even more fucked up than it already is.

      1. I’m pretty sure they’ve actually killed more animals then they helped “save” from loving homes while saying euthanasia is better than being a human’s prisoner. As much as they claim to be trying to help animals I just can’t see it.

          1. Show me some articles where PETA helped and didn’t whine about “muh animals” and actually did something about it. Animals have no rights and shouldn’t have rights. They’re animals, not humans. We can drive, they cannot. We have jobs, most of the animals in the world can’t get “employed.” We’re making the world better with technological breakthroughs, and what are animals doing? At least they’re helping us with our daily protein intake.

            1. That’s a pretty sad way to look at animals. They deserve better treatment than what they get from factory farms or humanity in general.

      2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

        Too bad PETA are self righteous fucks that kill more animals than they “save.” That organization is trash & is nothing but a joke. No one, except idiots that work for them or with them, takes them seriously because of the fact they kill animals they claim to love. I’m sorry if you are one of those poor suckers that thinks PETA is actually saving anything.

        1. ||What’s a boner? A poking bone you humans have?…||

  2. Oh great, the same fucks that wanted more vegetarian shit in Cooking Mama are back.

    And least their Mario Skins A Tanooki game was fun.

  3. Someone kill them please. Seriously, someone please break into their headquarter and shoot everyone in the head.

    1. Because you are too much of a coward to do it on your own? That’s maybe why you let others kill the meat on your table for you as well. What a lousy attitude. Dude, reflect what the fuck you are actually saying.

      1. YOU should reflect what the fuck you are saying! You are actually taking my words seriously, something’s really fucked up in your mind!

        1. If you spit out hate like that expect the backlash. It’s about time that this kind of ‘communication’ will get people into judicial problems and I am thankful that some countries finally start to look into this, taking posters and sites into account. The Internet shouldn’t be some alternate universe where you can spit out death threats and insults 24/7 blindly believing that it doesn’t have any consequences on the human condition. It has. Just take a close look at the current state of this world.

  4. “…an almond milk minigame in which you pick almonds could be quite fun.”

    LOL Hands down the best part of that letter. I hope Nintendo responds to this. I want to see what they say. Knowing them, it’ll probably be something that boils down to “That’s nice. Thank you for your concern.”

    1. I thought that this is actually a great and fresh idea. Our old lifestyle simply HAS to change. It’s not optional. We’re way beyond that point. There really is no other option than drastically reducing using animal ‘products’ if we want to keep living on this planet for a while. That’s not some naive nonsense. It’s science. Denying that would be naive.

      1. The way we treat animals, the planet and each other should change, but it doesn’t have to. Humans are perfectly content creating circumstances that will render us extinct.

        Although I’m sure there is some common ground between us, I don’t support PETA, or the notion that there should not be carnivores living on earth. Eating other animals is part of life, it’s the gross disrespect for them that drives us to the brink.

        If we could sustainably eat meat like every other animal on earth, and not inflict mass suffering on other, intelligent creatures, I think it would be fine. Asians often eat a ton of fish. That’s fine, they eat the meat source closest to them.

        It’s not about people turning into rabbits. It’s a simple matter of respecting life on Earth.

        But then, I think until we fuck up and wipe a high percentage of the population out due to acts of irresponsibility or violence, nothing will change

      2. First of all, do you want to provide some kind of evidence to back up your claim. You know, evidence: that thing that science is based upon? I can provide several arguments for why we should continue using animal goods.

        Second, even if human beings have to change their lifestyles, what the hell does that have to do with our video games? Do we have to change every single aspect of human culture? (i.e. film, literature, video games, music, etc.) Can we no longer create entertainment about the past, when we were savages?

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

      Sadly. We even got some idiot in here defending PETA. I guess he is one of those poor delusional saps that thinks PETA is actually saving animals. lol

  5. This is why I hate PETA, a bunch of vegans that literally try to force their views on people. I pray people like this don’t get into political power and make veganism the required diet during my lifespan.

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

      No. They wouldn’t do that. They’d be too busy smashing the egg in some retarded attempt to save the chicken inside. Like how they put down thousands of animals in some blind attempt to “save” them.

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

      You really love that character’s laugh, huh? lol I’ll be using a Joker laugh soon enough. (Mark Hamill is the best way to go for a Joker laugh. Jack Nicholson was the first Joker I was exposed to but Hamill does it so much better. Sorry, Jack… D: )

      1. I love the job Junkrat’s VA does! Second to Matthew Mercer voicing McCree (same guy who does Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil, Chrom in FE Awakening, Lao in Xenoblade X, and Ryoma, Azama, AND Shigure in Fates, among other roles). Big fan, obviously XD

        1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

          That’s Leon S Kennedy’s voice actor!? Resident Evil needs an insane Leon S Kennedy clone ASAP!! xD

  6. PETA loves to use Nintendo for publicity. However the negative publicity does them no good. Few take them seriously. Unsafe living conditions on a farm won’t be changed by a video game publisher. Instead of going after Nintendo why not go after congress to get them to change the laws to protect cows while they live on farms? I guess that would be too straight-forward for them. Continue accomplishing nothing PETA! The animals sure appreciate all you don’t do!

  7. I love the Switch and I’m a Nintendo fan since their early days. I will continue to support Nintendo. Probably for the rest of my life. This criticism from Peta I support as well. I also hope that Nintendo will finally stop doing these cross promos with Mc Donald’s. Animals matter. We have a responsibility for them. They are treated like shit from the meat industry. Later generations will look at us in shame for the way we treat animals today. Peta stands up for animal rights. I applaud them for that. It takes courage. We need more of that. It ‘s important in a world where so many have stopped questioning things out of convenience, fear and lazyness. Deluded by the industry. Nintendo have to deal with such criticism. Period. Doesn’t mean that you have to boycott them. Just let them know that you’re not OK with them being very unreflected sometimes. A modern company does not support and promote abuse. This sort of criticism is the core and foundation of an open and democratic society by the way. It’s totally legit. Essential even.

    1. You only really came to this site to push your Vegan Agenda and love for PETAphiles, didn’t you?
      PETA are just as horrid as the people they “expose” as recent evidence shows that PETA kills more HEALTHY animals than they save and this is really only there to make them “look good”, but we all know their dark secret.

      PETA are monsters, RSPCA are really the only GOOD animal rights protectors and they don’t push some dumb Vegan Agenda onto people. Stop kidding yourself, PETA are monsters


    2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

      You should realize some places treat our animals bred for food better than wild animals treat their food. Anyway, PETA would blind you into believing all farms & ranches treat animals harshly. That just isn’t true as there are a few good places that treat animals with respect. Anyway, if you think what humans do to animals to eat them is horrible, here’s how some animals eat OTHER animals. Enjoy!

    3. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

      Welcome to the REAL world of where the strongest animal survives & the weakest animal ends up being food.

  8. ||I actually agree, you should milk each other like the primitives you are, don’t you humans produce milk like the cattle you are too?…||

    1. callum please your a human too, your roleplaying is getting a bit much now dude, We get it you like the Metroid series (well like is an understatement) but chill out.

      1. ||I suggest you stop being a racist human against asian humans instead, that’s a much better solution…||

        ||Afterwards, you can either die or kneel human…||

        ||And what’s a callum?…||

        1. Dude your not the boss from prime 2, you are a human who has a unhealthy obsession with the game franchise, so much in fact you think your that so called boss which FYI is stupid.

          1. ||Amusing, not a single remark on your racism, this is why you humans were created only to die out by your stupidity…||

            ||And you will call me Commander you silly primate…||

            1. I will address by your ACTUAL name not your Roleplay persona. Give it up Callum! and playing the racism card is just ridiculous.

              1. ||My name is Quadraxis and my human puppet’s name is nowhere close to the name of a Gaelic dove…||

                ||The only ridiculous thing here is your primitive cerebro…||

                1. I don’t really care what your name is, but I do know YOU ARE NOT QUADRAXIS your pretending to be something you’re not. Yes My name Melfice is my gamer name but i don’t take gaming to the point you are. your starting to be a bit of a troll with saying all the “saying people are primitive/cattle” the console war isn’t even a real war it’s just fanboys and girls being bitchy over other consoles and tastes. plus the way your behaving is like one of the nerds that’s beaten up in college/school etc so they make a persona and piss people off on the net with their fake online persona and when challenged they pull the racism card or any other type of excuse to make the other look bad until the person they are trying to label sees through the bullshit.

                    1. Now your being stupid you over obsessed RP nerd. GROW THE FUCK UP! you are not I repeat NOT a boss from a game when will you realize that? I’m sure you’re a reasonable “PERSON” so tone it down with the role playing.

                    2. ||It’s your own words against yours, the evidence is there to see, I don’t need to do anything other than watching you commit a logical suicide little fleshling…||

                    3. grow the fuck up you annoying roleplayer plus using past messages as evidence is very cheap.

                  1. My goodness, have you nothing better to do than argue with a regular who has been doing this for over 6 years, at least (I’ve been here for 6 years- him, probably since time immemorial)? He’s not gonna change.

                    You know, you actually DON’T have to respond to him. Please, in at least a three paragraph response, explain how his habits directly affect your everyday life and happiness. It’s okay, I’ll wait.

                    1. where i work have of a weekend i deal with roleplayers that are tollerable but this guy is just plain annoying thinking sony and xbox are evil when in fact they are a company like every other they support each other when iwata died did they mock and say “good residence like rivals/enemies in a “actual war” would? No they sent their condolences. what this guy is a hardcore fanboy that thinks the console war is alot like an actual war and acts it out and thinks along the lines of those that dont agree cattle which is just childish . i get it that this guy likes metroid but it’s getting to the point where he/she goes too far. the console war is only what fanboys and girls do when in fact even companies think its silly plus on my breaks or lunchtime i check for news only to see him doing his cattle this , xbot/sonyian that and it’s very irritating. Either he has something wrong. Or he’s a really big nerd that uses their persona to get attention as they dont get much attention apart from the drama they get here plus i’m not the only one that gets tired of him/her. so it’s not just me

                      I know i don’t have to acknowledge him but that little dot on the right hand corner is pretty hard to ignore.

                    2. ||You know what the irony of it all is? Besides its obvious racism…||

                      ||He used to be one of the top 5 defending me from the Nintendo haters and trolls, not that I need any help anyway, adding to it, he used to be in my team before going by the name Nintendo Ingmasher…||

                      ||So you see, humans are fragile lifeforms that turn sides the minute their primitive cerebro can’t handle matters that doesn’t even concern them…||

  9. I’m surprised PETA hasn’t said anything about Link being able to kill animals in BOTW yet. You’d think they’d make yet another parody game based on it. Yet, they haven’t.

  10. -_- That is a STUPID question. PETA, they’re not very smart are they? They do know that milk can help kids grow strong bones, right? Why are they even trying to ask Nintendo too add those things into a game they made? Next you’ll think they’ll ask to remove the animals in BOTW, except horses, so Link can’t kill any if them. GROW UP PETA! This it modern times. You don’t like it, TOUGH! Build yourselves a time machine and go back to when you were relevent. Besides, Nintendo won’t add these in, right?

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

      Not fake. PETA people actually do stupid shit like this. Too bad they are delusional fucks that don’t do anything that actually helps animals. In fact, they kill more than they save. Maybe they should be more concerned by poachers killing real animals in Africa that are dying out like elephants instead of crying for the rights of a virtual animal that doesn’t even exist.

  11. PETA… While I like to believe this is an April Fools joke, I can’t help but think they’re taking this seriously too.

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

      It’s PETA. Of course they are serious. Seriously deluded.

  12. Lol the funniest thing about this is I’m lactose but I still wouldn’t support whar peta is doing banna joe please get this into that little skull of yours cows are use for protein lots of peoeple need that protein or else they will die milk is part of every dairy we eat in our life and for me I use lactose but no cows are being abuse heck when a new born baby is born all they every do to survive is drink milk

    1. ||Most humans do the opposite, something that’s both their greatest evolution and their greatest failure…||

  13. Well, well,well. Mynintendonews is actually reporting on something amusing and not pachter or something we heard or read before. Even though PETA is a bit on the stupidity spectrum for attention some of there claims are laughable i tend to ignore them although they did do a really good mario game of a tanooki chasing mario the music was catchy.

  14. I love nature and animals. I would help animals before I would help most humans. The way we treat them is a fucking joke, but what can you expect from a species bent on the extinction of itself, it’s planet and every other species it can use and abuse.

    That said, I’m also a carnivore. And like my wolf brothers, I would not be personally offended if an animal tried to eat me because it was hungry.

    As an animal-friendly carnivore, I buy my meat, eggs and cheese from local farms. I see how the animals are treated, they live good lives before many are humanely killed for food. This is something I can live with. I get angry and upset when I see industrial animal processing plants, and it makes me want to see humans erraticated, but it doesn’t make me a vegetarian.

    It’s fine to eat meat, eggs, dairy, so long as we are not needlessly torturing animals. PETA does 1 good thing for every 5 fucking stupid things, so I don’t support them. I just my part. I try to educate, donate to local shelters, Wolf sanctuaries, and buy local meat.

    This is 1. Just a stupid game. 2. A waste of time and resources for PETA to be commenting. There are terrible things happening to animals, and they waste time on Milk??? Stupid, useless fucks. They will never see a dime of my money.

    In BotW, I only kill what I need, and veggie the rest… which is still killing if you ask a Korok. xP

    1. ||The other spectrum of human stupidity, they have pure values but their actions and methods are ineffective and useless…||

      1. Most don’t even have pure values. Those are the exceptions IMO. And I agree. their actions and methods are ineffective and useless. I give people credit for trying. That’s a start.

        1. ||Trying is good if the method is meaningful, trying without substance is a waste of time and effort regardless of area…||

      2. PETA isn’t doing anyone any favors by making people laugh at them for being overly sensitive. They need a Serious PR overhaul.

        1. ||They aren’t even making their own cause a favour, attacking our world instead of focusing on their own realm, the Gaming Realm is the most ineffective method of all…||

    2. I love that you mentioned your playstyle in BotW. I’ve been doing the same thing–almost completely vegetarian playthrough so far. I did run over a fox with my horse though, but it wasnt intentional.

    3. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

      I try to kill every food source in sight. I’ve tried not to hurt foxes because I love foxes, but then I remember it’s just a digital fox and I’m not hurting a real one. So I’ve pretty much gone back to killing them. Still, I’m so glad it only takes one hit to kill them, though, regardless of the weapon I used. Not to mention I try to go for a headshot so they die in one hit.

      Oh & nice touch with the Korok part! XD

      1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

        Not to mention I try to go for a headshot with most other animals so they die in one hit.* Fixity fixed!

  15. I’m anything but a hard conservative, but I still have this almost involuntary automatic reaction to PETA where anything they tell me not to do I only want to do more. My eyes also hurt from the completely involuntary “circular calisthenics” that they’re always induced into whenever I encounter their work. I’ll make sure I play 1-2 Switch today, and milk some cows…..maybe I’ll have a carton with me while I’m at it.

  16. I know I got on a soapbox. but mostly I support Nintendo on this one, and think PETA is wasting time again going after video games.

  17. I support PETA and animal rights, but even I admit that they have a messaging problem when it comes to items like this one.

    They underlying point they are trying to make (conditions for factory farming, treatment of animals, etc) are completely true and valid. But the form of their messaging often leaves something to be desired.

  18. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

    Fuck PETA. I don’t take people that kill more animals than the save seriously. Just a massive joke. Here’s a thought! How about you dumb motherfuckers actually try to save real animals? Because you aren’t doing them any favors trying to save virtual/digital ones!

    1. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Please, Nintendo! Blow me off of the fence at E3 onto your side so I can say the same for Switch, too!} says:

      In fact, PETA should be liquidated & bought by an animal rights activist that actually does try to save animals but also doesn’t try to push this entire “eating meat is wrong & evil” agenda.

      What will they go after if humans did stop eating meat? Are they gonna start trying to stop wolves, lions, bears, & other carnivores from eating meat, too!? If they think what these industrial places do to animals is horrible, I’d hate to see how they’d react to this. (It’s hard to watch but such is the way of nature. The strong survive & the weak become food. And it’s sadly not always humane.)

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: