Now we approach to the second part of this top six. This time it is turn for PETA to get some tips on what other franchises we enjoyed during our childhoods they can ruin. After all, after already criticising Pokémon and Mario, why stop? There is so much animal injustice in our fictional worlds, that we really can not afford to help the ones in the real world. A big round of applause for our activists!
4- Final Fantasy
Here is a lot we could fight for. For example, the Chocobos. Those poor animals are used as mounts and to run highly technological engines all over the different worlds of the series. Worst of all, they are forced to eat between siblings so they can acquire some special color. This is really something we need to stop, for the good of these birds’ genetic pools.
By the way, how many different kinds of animals have the heroes slaughtered on their way to destroy the ultimate evils? I just can’t remember how many bled to death after just playing Final Fantasy VII, let alone the other games. That is an example we do not want to set for our children: brutalizing animals on our way to school and leaving them helpless lying on the ground, if not dead. The horror!
5- World of Warcraft
What is the base of the economy of the world of Azeroth? It is not magical items, that is for sure. As a matter of fact, it is the killing of hundreds of animal all around the continents to gather their parts of the bodies to re-use to keep the economic machine moving. All WOW players, be honest: how many boars did you behead to get just their hide? How many felines and other kinds of creatures prowling the lands did you burn? All this just to get ahold of their teeth and the occasional coins they swallow on their travels. This definitely has to stop!
Now, you might ask yourself what is wrong with that one. The answer is much simpler than you might think. First of, to be part of the team all characters have to go trough a ritual of auto-mutilation: cutting the fifth finger off, just look at Goofy’s hand. Then we have always the same situation: the animals are always subordinate to the humans. Just look at Ariel, or Rapunzel, or even Snow White. Animal always play a second role even though they help the heroes in their time of need. This is the worst kind of oppression: the one that is not spoken of.
Now, I hope you enjoyed this little moment of randomness. If you have a little franchise that could also be attacked, make sure to let me know on the comments. In any case, I hope this will be the last bad move of PETA and they will focus on more important things than making nonsensical flash games.
Until next time then.
May they smile upon your way!