PETA, American animal rights organization labelled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s whaling mechanic as “disgraceful”.

“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 told VentureBeat.

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“PETA encourages video game companies to create games that celebrate animals—not games that promote hurting and killing them.”

PETA has previously criticized lotta other games such as Super Meat Boy and Pokemon series.

“The amount of time that Pokemon spend stuffed in pokeballs is akin to how elephants are chained up in train carts, waiting to be let out to ‘perform’ in circuses,” the group wrote on its website.

“But the difference between real life and this fictional world full of organized animal fighting is that Pokémon games paint rosy pictures of things that are actually horrible.”

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