PETA have set their sights on Games Workshop, the folks behind the Warhammer games, in an attempt to get them to remove fur from their Warhammer games
You guys know PETA right? The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals? Yep, those guys. They’ve been known to meddle around with video games in the past, from calling Pokemon games cage-fight simulators to the ‘Super Tofu Boy’ variant of Super Meat Boy, they’ve had their fair share of issues with certain aspects of games. Their latest target is Games Workshop, the folks behind the Warhammer games.
PETA wants the brand to remove all garments that have ‘fur’ from the game. They use several examples from the Warhammer franchise, citing characters like Leman Russ, Horus Lupercal and the Sisters of Silence. If you’re familiar with the Warhammer 40K universe, then you will be familiar with these names. The point being that these characters drape themselves in fur. They also happened to mention the Chaos Warriors, a race from Warhammer fantasy, who you may have recognized from the Total War: Warhammer game. Considering that it’s set in a more primitive time, asking for a ‘ban’ on fur is just absurd. There’s a difference between 40K and fantasy in case you were wondering, with 40K set in the year 40,000.
As seen on the announcement on PETA UK’s website, “PETA has written to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree asking that the leading British miniature war-gaming brand ban “fur” garments from all Warhammer characters. While we appreciate that they are fictional, draping them in what looks like a replica of a dead animal sends the message that wearing fur is acceptable – when, in fact, it has no more place in 2017 than it would in the year 40,000”.
“The grimdark, battle-hardened warriors are known for their martial prowess – but wearing the skins of dead animals doesn’t take any skill”.
Yea PETA, in a universe that is literally just war and death with trillions of people dying left, right, and centre, it’s definitely the fur accessories that are the major transgression.
Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh
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