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Ubisoft to PETA: "We do not condone whaling"

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2 years ago#1
"... just as we donít condone a pirate lifestyle"

... one of the new aspects of Assassinís Creed IV: Black Flag is hunting whales. That led animal-rights group PETA to call the game ďdisgracefulĒ in a statement.

GamesBeat contacted Ubisoft about PETAís stance, and the publisher provided the following response:

"History is our playground in Assassinís Creed. Assassinís Creed IV: Black Flag is a work of fiction that depicts the real events during the Golden Era of Pirates. We do not condone illegal whaling, just as we donít condone a pirate lifestyle of poor hygiene, plundering, hijacking ships, and over-the-legal-limit drunken debauchery."

http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/06/ubisoft-to-peta-we-do-not-condone-whaling-just-as-we-dont-condone-a-pirate-lifestyle/
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2 years ago#2
That's about as serious a response as peta deserves lol.
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2 years ago#3
Why does PETA give AC free press but not Dishonored? Other games murder whales too!
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well I am not like your dad. I worked as a chef at TGIF-Mattson
2 years ago#4
Why is PETA still a thing?
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2 years ago#5
We have reached such a pathetic point in society where people need to defend their actions for doing something in a work of fiction, and also for representing things that were relevant for their time. Not only is an apology unneeded, so is feeling the need to explain yourself.
2 years ago#6
Haha nice. I guess PETA has no problems with a pirate lifestyle, since they didn't complain about that.
2 years ago#7
Akiba69 posted...
We have reached such a pathetic point in society where people need to defend their actions for doing something in a work of fiction, and also for representing things that were relevant for their time. Not only is an apology unneeded, so is feeling the need to explain yourself.


I don't think they're taking peta seriously at all. The response stinks of smartassness.
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2 years ago#8
r_u_mad_bro posted...
Haha nice. I guess PETA has no problems with a pirate lifestyle, since they didn't complain about that.


They've shown again and again they don't care about people, just animals.
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well I am not like your dad. I worked as a chef at TGIF-Mattson
2 years ago#9
That's awesome.
2 years ago#10
Akiba69 posted...
We have reached such a pathetic point in society where people need to defend their actions for doing something in a work of fiction, and also for representing things that were relevant for their time. Not only is an apology unneeded, so is feeling the need to explain yourself.


Well-put.
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