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PETA Germany Raps BF3

PETA Germany has issued a statement (in German) decrying the ability to kill animals in Battlefield 3, specifying an incident where the player stabs a rat with a combat knife. They mention the (according to our translation) "brutalizing" effect this can have on the game's "young male target audience" (Battlefield 3 is rating USK 18 in Germany), and note that cruelty to animals has been shown to lead to violence toward people. It seems this ignores that the game itself is centered around violence toward other people. Thanks James via BF3Blog.

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41. Re: PETA Germany Raps BF3 Nov 8, 2011, 03:16 theyarecomingforyou
Rhino wrote on Nov 7, 2011, 20:28:
As a vegetarian I can say that my level of health spiked up dramatically after dropping meats; and while this isn't to say that meat is inherently unhealthy (there are studies out there to read on that subject if you care enough to do so) my family and I are living proof that meat is almost completely unnecessary. You just need to plan ahead to be certain that you are putting suitable replacement foods into your diet to account for the change in eating habits.
"Blah, blah, blah... I'm a hippy... blah, blah, blah." I object on principle to being a vegetarian, primarily because I find the majority of vegetarians I've encountered to be pretentious pricks. Sure there must be many that aren't but I find that vegetarians tend to be very arrogant and very forceful of their beliefs. Vegetarianism is verging on a religion and groups like PETA demonstrates the extremes.

I happily eat rabbit, lamb, boar, duck, kangaroo, and veal and have absolutely no guilt for doing so. But I'm also just as happy eating hummus, vegetable soup, breads, porridge and root veg. I have a normal, balanced diet and won't apologise for it. Which reminds me, pork and cider sausages for dinner tonight... yum, yum.
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