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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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33. Re: PETA Germany Raps BF3 Nov 7, 2011, 20:56 Cutter
 
We're omnivores. We function best in balance with vegetation and animal protein and fat. Most, if not all, problems with meat today is related to the quality of the meat - whcih from the big biz feedlot corps is abyssmal to say the least. Check out what farms like White Oaks are doing. All natural, grass-fed, hormone free animals raised on the serengheti model, slaughtered very humanely and in small numbers. This is how we're suppsoed to eat.
 
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