Items tagged with animal rights

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but could playing Battlefield 3 turn little Gustaf into a sadistic rat killer? Depends on who you ask. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Germany is taking issue with the fact that you can kill rats in a "sadistic manner." This, along with any killing of virtual animals, can have a "brutalizing effect" on impressionable young males, according to a Google translated press release. The animal rights organization isn't happy about the fact that players can stab a rat in the back with a combat knife, pick up the dead rodent by the tail,... Read more...