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.