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PETA Wants Farming Simulator 17 to be More Realistic

PETA Wants Farming Simulator 17 to be More Realistic

PETA has sent a letter to Giants Software, developers of Farming Simulator 17, asking to make the game much more realistic.

The title, which we previewed at gamescom, allows you to farm crops, as well as animals, and it's the new addition of pig farming that PETA has taken offence to. The letter asks that actual footage from abattoirs of pig slaughter be added into the game.

Farming Simulator 17 should either show the nightmarish reality endured by pigs at the abattoir or change into Vegan Farming Simulator 17 and let players grow crops – to do anything else would be dishonest. PETA urges anyone who considers pig-slaughter footage too gruesome to include in a simulator game to rid their real-life plates of animal corpses and switch to cruelty-free vegan foods.

- Harriet Barclay, PETA European Outreach Liaison 

PETA have not clarified whether they want footage of other abattoir slaughters also inserted into the game, nor whether they want combine harvesters to be gradually covered in the blood of rodents as you harvest crops.

Farming Simulator 17 is due out on 25th October for Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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djdawsonuk
djdawsonuk - 02:05pm, 7th September 2016

They've got to be having a barney. Amirite?

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Heather
Heather - 05:32pm, 7th September 2016

People who choose to eat meat should see exactly how animals suffer and die on their behalf. Animals are typically crammed together in dark, filthy warehouses, cages, and stalls. They’re, drugged and mutilated, and most animals are scalded alive or dismembered in front of other terrified, screaming animals. See for yourself: Watch “Glass Walls” narrated by Paul McCartney, who says that if slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian: http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=5133

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Acelister
Acelister - 05:38pm, 7th September 2016 Author

I dunno, most people live pretty far from slaughterhouses...

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Platinum
Platinum - 07:23pm, 9th September 2016

Seen it before, I dont belive that represents how the majority of animals are treated.

We should be pushing for better conditions.

If people want to be vegatarian then great for them, Personally I am a meat eater and dont plan to change any time soon, everyone has a choice, I am not a big fan of someone trying to force there viewpoint on others.

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KimMarie
KimMarie - 05:57pm, 7th September 2016

I totally agree. If you're going to eat pig carcasses then you should have to face the facts about what you're directly supporting and creating a demand for - murdering animals. 

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Rosie
Rosie - 06:01pm, 7th September 2016

If Giants Software wants a realistic game then, yeah, it should include slaughter. Animals don't magically disappear when they're sold at auction. 

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Craig Shapiro
Craig Shapiro - 06:09pm, 7th September 2016

Seriously, let's program it like it is. Every mouthful of animal flesh has a bloody story. If gamers saw the truth, they might think twice.

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Platinum
Platinum - 07:27pm, 9th September 2016

I wouldnt be alive now if it were not for Animal testing.

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Raspy
Raspy - 07:57pm, 9th September 2016

Personally I'm quite excited about the abattoir deathmatch mode. Which team will you choose?

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Mister Woot
Mister Woot - 08:39pm, 9th September 2016

Nor would Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of PETA.

She's a diabetic, and although insulin is now manufactured by bacteria, it was originally extracted FROM THE PANCREAS' OF LIVE PIGS!

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Ewok
Ewok - 11:12pm, 7th September 2016

I totally agree.

Also, every military shooter should show graphic pictures of people dying of gunshot wounds, to show the brutal realities of modern warfare.

Every racing game should show horrific car accidents to highlight the dangers of reckless driving.

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Ewok
Ewok - 11:18pm, 7th September 2016

Also, meat isn't murder. Murder is "the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another".

So, while you might think eating and killing animals is morally wrong (and I disagree) it is not, by definition, "murder". That's just a fact, you can't rewrite the dictioary to suit your agenda.

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Jennofur OConnor
Jennofur OConnor - 10:15am, 8th September 2016

I agree.  We deliberately turn a blind eye to how pigs are turned into what we call ham, bacon and pork.  If people would only give a moment's thought to the suffering of animals, countless pigs could be spared.

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Ewok
Ewok - 12:33pm, 8th September 2016

There's a difference between turning "a blind eye" and "insisting it's shown in a videogame about farming". It's not the same thing.

I've not turned a blind eye to anything. I've considered the arguments, and choose to eat meat.

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Rasher
Rasher - 03:30pm, 8th September 2016

Ewok totally beat me to this one (well played Ewok)

Battlefield: Do we educate people that the counties we are attacking the war was starting by someone else, forcing them to read all the politics.

Call of Duty: Do we show people what the follow up for wounding someone with a bullet? They would do by taking them into digital hospital to watch people being operated on.

Bioshock: They don't explain to people that by going that deep in water you and coming straight out you can get the bends, maybe the game should force the players to sit in an oxygen tank for 2 days before they can play again?

Need for Speed: They don't make you look at the wreckage you created and lifes you took by smashing into the back of other cars (I have NEVER done this in a game okay)

Left for Dead Do they explain that you actually need FOOD to survive not just Med Packs and guns?

The Sim If you really trapped someone in house or a swimming pool and they died, people need to know they would go jail (no Fritzl jokes)

Final Thought

Why are there not animals in Left for Dead? Did PETA rescue them all and have a zombie animal farm and are looking after them?

Bet they want us to eat them now.

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Ewok
Ewok - 05:31pm, 8th September 2016

Absolutely not, it would be ridiculous to suggest we shoehorn those things into games and it would ruin them.

This is very different though, because it's MY PERSONAL CRUSADE and it's absolutely crucial that everyone has MY MORAL AGENDA pushed into their face at every opportunity. If you disagree your clearly some sort of stupid, immoral space nazi.

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Acelister
Acelister - 06:07pm, 8th September 2016 Author

Space Nazis are the WORST Nazis!

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Mister Woot
Mister Woot - 05:25pm, 9th September 2016

How abotu a simulator where you play the leader of an anti-animal-cruelty  direct action group who hides their life threatening illness from the members of that group because the treatment you need to stay alive is derived from testing and experimentation on animals making you a massive hypocrite? It could also feature "rescue centers" which have enormous walk in mortuary style coolers whose only purpose would be to store the corpses of the creatures you "rescued" after you euthanise them because they are "too tramatised" to be allowed into general population after being oh so cruelly treated as companion animals! 

I reckon that would garner a 10/10 all over the net!

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Bobster
Bobster - 05:57pm, 9th September 2016

Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste good!

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Wedgeh
Wedgeh - 08:03pm, 9th September 2016

Harambe Simulator 2k16!

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Rasher
Rasher - 01:21am, 10th September 2016

This webesite needs "LIKE" buttons on the comments :)

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VodKaVK
VodKaVK - 03:27am, 10th September 2016

Can I just say that kids love some em some blood and gore these days. Maybe slaughtering a pig will make them steer away from FIFAs and CoDs and learn some practical skills for the future. Like cattle farming.

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Zack
Zack - 11:52pm, 31st January 2017

No wonder pretty much everyone above the age of infant hates peta!

People Eating Tasty Animals: Uncompassionate losers for animals since 1980

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