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I'd Rather be Naked than Play Cooking Mama  (Source: PETA)
PETA says Cooking Mama highlights the suffering of animals, I say PETA highlights the suffering of people who aren't complete tools

PETA may be best known in many circles for getting hot celebrity women to pose in the buff to promote its anti-fur campaigns. The activist organization has some pretty zany views when it comes to aligning with the masses.

The fur industry will be glad to hear that it is not the target of PETA's latest diatribe. The casual video game Cooking Mama is the target of the latest campaign to stop animal cruelty. You may be wondering how exactly a video game can promote animal cruelty.

According to PETA Cooking Mama doesn’t include enough vegetarian recipes and isn’t animal friendly. Did PETA hire Jack Thompson and no one told me? What's with the video game lunacy? Seriously, PETA… IT'S A VIDEO GAME!

I even know a couple vegetarians and while I might think they are crazy for passing up a perfect rib eye, they don’t seem to mind video games (even the ones that cook). PETA feels that the video game is designed the highlight the "immense suffering" endured by animals before they hit your dinner plate.

The only immense suffering to hit my dinner plate is when my steak is over-cooked. I'm all for preventing animal cruelty, don’t get me wrong. However, massively stupid things like this make PETA seem like nothing more than a bunch of crackpots.

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By bdot on 11/19/2008 12:46:49 PM , Rating: 3
Couldn't agree more. Just a stab at the spotlight. Oh yeah and they are crackpots, hypocrits, and terrorists.

RE: Crackpots.
By spread on 11/19/2008 12:55:29 PM , Rating: 3
Maybe you and I are thinking of a different PETA.

People Eating Tasty Animals

RE: Crackpots.
By headbox on 11/19/2008 6:11:25 PM , Rating: 2

PETA kills more animals than any non-food source organization.

They also believe people shouldn't have pets.

RE: Crackpots.
By lennylim on 11/20/2008 1:47:56 AM , Rating: 2
Never thought I'd come to the defense of the crackpot organization, but...

Euthanizing an animal may be the most ethical treatment you can give some of them.

I don't know if you're right about them against people having pets. I don't care enough to do my own research. However, I can say with absolute certainty that some people should not be allowed to have pets. Some of these people shouldn't be allowed to have kids either, but that's another topic.

RE: Crackpots.
By mmntech on 11/20/2008 8:19:42 PM , Rating: 2
Lol. Welcome to the club. We're currently fighting with that "other PETA" for the domain rights to

Nothing like taking a cute children's game and turning it into something delightfully gory. I think their version had the opposite of its intended effect on me. On another note, I saw a hawk ripping apart a dove today in my back yard. I'm curious to know what PeTA thinks about that display of "inhumane slaughter". lol

I wonder what Majesco et al have to say about this. PETA's game seems to infringe on some trademarks and copyrights to me.

RE: Crackpots.
By marvdmartian on 11/20/2008 9:44:57 AM , Rating: 2
I think it's time they offer an expansion pack for that game. Say, something along the lines of, "Cooking Mama's Roadkill Recipes", or similar. Show people how to dress out the deer they just shot, and then how to roast it.

Ought to give those PETA weenies apoplexy!! ;)

RE: Crackpots.
By AlexWade on 11/20/2008 10:00:57 PM , Rating: 2
I agree. Now I'm going to Burger King to buy 3 whoppers. All that protein and B12 I get from meat helps me think clearly. And keeps my skin from turning pasty white. Since food is the most effective way of getting essential nutrients, I'll be eating cows for a long long time.

Besides, if God didn't want us to eat meat, why did he make them so tasty?

I am Alicia Silverstone
By FITCamaro on 11/19/2008 1:40:29 PM , Rating: 3
and I am a naked chick lying on the grass.

That's about all people actually care about. I don't give two sh*ts about her either way. But just generally speaking.

By Performance Fanboi on 11/19/2008 3:12:43 PM , Rating: 3
Good to know that there are no longer any acts of actual animal cruelty taking place so they can begin to focus on video games.

I think this kind of crap shows that there may be a link between low protein diets and an inability to properly identify cause and effect.

I'd rather...
By Lightnix on 11/19/2008 2:43:33 PM , Rating: 2
Her be naked on the grass and take pictures of it than play cooking mama.

Then I thought their little mini-game was actually quite fun, the bonus stage was a bit lack-lustre and I think cooking mama had a 'thing' for the turkey at the end... Frankly the tofu turkey was hardly fowl at all, compared to the actual one.

Funniest thing I've read all day
By pwnsweet on 11/19/2008 8:07:06 PM , Rating: 2
I always look forward to news like this. I wake each day wondering what the most rediculous news I'll read during the day will be. This one takes the cake today hands down.

as usual...
By kattanna on 11/20/2008 11:45:45 AM , Rating: 2
the media falls for it every time. every time there is some nut job group doing/saying something "provocative" the media eats it up and gives that group massive amounts of free publicity.

By spread on 11/19/2008 5:03:27 PM , Rating: 2
Overpopulation is a different issue.

This is about cruelty to animals. They are discrediting their entire belief with stupid shenanigans like this.

They should be focusing their efforts on real issues like humane raising and slaughtering of animals, informing the public about overfishing and overhunting of already depleted populations.

PETA has potential to make positive changes, but its a joke right now.

BTW, a happy animal is a tasty animal.

By Etsp on 11/21/2008 1:11:31 AM , Rating: 2
humane ... slaughtering
Haven't heard an oxymoron that obvious since Microsoft Works. :)

By Gzus666 on 11/19/2008 5:43:59 PM , Rating: 4
I haven't met many people who are pro-animal cruelty. Personally I love animals, quite a bit more than people most of the time. Do I eat meat? Sure. I do my shopping at the farmers market though, I prefer free range meat that wasn't pumped full of hormones or treated inhumanely. On top of that, it also tastes better.

Animals kill other animals, we just happen to also be animals as well. Killing animals for a purpose is fine, torturing or hurting animals for the hell of it is just sick. PETA needs to start doing what they were supposed to do, which is help stop animal cruelty, not stop the basic food chain.

PETA is a worthless organization, they don't do what they set out to do and waste donations that should go to helping with animal shelters on stupid ad campaigns.

By FITCamaro on 11/20/2008 7:34:36 AM , Rating: 2
They also put 90% of the animals they "save" to sleep. Yet protest pounds putting animals to sleep.

By robinthakur on 11/20/2008 7:34:17 AM , Rating: 2
I think its attitudes like that which turn people off of PETA and reveal how out of touch their inner circle are with the world, and what is considered a moderate opinion. Whilst eradicating animal cruelty is a worthy cause, they seem to equate killing an animal for food/fur with being cruel to it when in reality the two are different.

Once the animal is dead, cruelty doesn't come into the equation. Cruelty exists only when the animal is a sentient being capable of feeling pain or distress. I have no problems with Vegetarians, but I have a massive problem with organisations implying to others (especially vulnerable children) that eating meat is morally wrong. This fosters a very dangerous attitude.

I'm also being rather kind in ignoring their wish for pet ownership to be abolished and other barmy aims which overstep their mandate like targeting animal medical testing which advance humanity, as well as terrorist acts like attacking said researchers and their support networks and setting mink free from farms to destroy the local wildlife.

Target actual animal cruelty at an industry level and you might be respected as an organisation rather than people wearing fur and eating meat, neither of which is illegal or cruel in itself.

By 3DoubleD on 11/20/2008 1:05:24 PM , Rating: 2
I completely agree with you, but I just wanted to raise a few more points.

Whilst eradicating animal cruelty is a worthy cause

You know what is a real worth cause? Eradicating HUMAN cruelty! What on earth does the "humane treatment of animals" mean? They aren't human, they are cows, sheep, ostriches... they are animals! By what moral code do people live by who place such importance in treating animals with more respect and dignity than they do most PEOPLE. People get all upset about homeless dogs on the street but people don't give the homeless guy at the corner a nickel in -30 C weather. I feel like there is a strong difference between a moral sense that believe all life should be protected (which would include both people and animals by the way) and only cute and cuddly things should be protected. The day there is lobbying for laws against stepping on spiders is the day I'm proved wrong.

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