by MPD
Categories: Animals.

It sucks when humans kill polar bears in real life, but it’s awesome when polar bears kill humans in video games…or so says PETA.

The animal rights group recently gave their blessing to two “animal-friendly” Adult Swim flash video games: Polar Bear Payback and Tofu Hunter.

In Polar Bear Payback, players take on the role of angry polar bears who massacre seal hunters a la Tarantino gore. In Tofu Hunter, participants kill tofu-based creatures that elicit grand dramatics when slaughtered.

“By portraying the killing of animals for sport, food, or fur in a negative way, these games encourage players to give animals a break and stop eating, wearing, and shooting them,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Kudos to Adult Swim for recognizing that concern for animal rights has moved squarely into the mainstream.”

So pleased were they with the games, the animal organization presented Adult Swim with the PETA Proggy Award for Most Animal-Friendly Gaming of the Year.

What do you think about Polar Bear Payback and Tofu Hunter? Useful activism or unnecessary violence? Chime in and share your thoughts!

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    me likes to chime..:-)

    these games will reach a new audience , game kiddies, and in a way they easily can relate to and have fun with, makes them literally play with the idea of animal rights, and with the idea of if things are the other way around, like the hunter hunted.

    remember, this is 2010, not everybody likes to read moralistic “Tofu Is Good For You” leaflets.
    When in Rome, talk Italian. When dealing with kiddies, make it fun ! N
    o doubt this will result in kiddies going vegan, and thats what count.

    • BenCat1000

      totally agree with you Herwin……….

      • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

        thanks. :-)

    • http://besttofu.blogspot.com tofu

      Very good point.