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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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18. Re: PETA Germany Raps BF3 Nov 7, 2011, 17:12 Bhruic
 
A bit more annoying as PETA claims to have a real purpose

Well, it does (did?) have a real purpose. But it's one of those cases of "our purpose is done, now what do we do?". It's kinda like MADD, they got what they were after, but didn't want to let go of the spotlight/publicity, so kept going after more and more silly things.
 
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