Time to get out my seal clubbing chainsaw!!! :-)
It will be loads of fun clubbing PETArds into submission with dead baby seals and tossem on the barbeque for dinner. :-)
Animal rights stunt-group PETA' is protesting Canada's culling of adorable baby seals this year by hosting a battle royale in World of Warcraft. This Saturday, PETA is calling on activist gamers to combat a team of Horde "seal killers" set on bashing soft, furry heads on WoW's Whisperwind server. The demonstration takes place …
Hey... I know this is just a game, and its just a bunch of idiots at PETA, but the "cute white" baby seals are NOT killed in the ACTUAL hunt (nor have they been for 30 years!).
Unfortunately, the humour from the game just helps to spread the lies that PETA, HSUS, and Sea Sheppard Society likes to spread...
/me steps off soapbox
@The Mighty Spang: Don't bother... you have to be at least level 68 to get to Howling Fjord, and if you haven't played before, it'll take you around 6 months to get there - and then only if you chuck your social life and spend every spare moment playing!
It strikes me as funny that PETA should choose WoW as a forum for their pro-wildlife protests. My main (level 80 night elf) is a skinner / leatherworker whose primary income is gained by slaying and skinning any and all wildlife that crosses my path. Since most of the high-level items I make require vast amounts of leather (like the skins of 150 shoveltusks to make 1 set of leg armour for example) I often go on farming sprees where I sweep back and forth across an area AoEing down whole herds at a time.
Although the baby seals are "critters" not "beasts", so even though even a level 1 could 1-hit them the only thing you'll ever get by skinning them is an item called "Ruined Leather Scraps" - of which you need 3 to make 1 "Light Leather". That's ok for making items for level 1- 10s, but not worth the bother for anyone higher; so the only reason the baby seals are there is for us sadistic fucks who play WoW to go around nuking them for laughs!
Interestingly, there's an organisation in the game called D.E.H.T.A. (Druids for Ethical and Humane Treatment of Animals) based directly on PETA. There's also a quest achievement called "D.E.H.T.A.'s Little P.I.T.A." that you get by exterminating the hunters and trappers of the wildlife in Borean Tundra. The tongue-in-cheek attitude of the questgivers in this quest chain makes WoW's attitude towards PETA and their fanaticism quite clear, especially considering the Nesingwary mass-extinction quests you get to do later... so while PETA aren't preaching to the choir, they're wasting their time preaching to what to them amounts to the Church of Satan!
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I did all the quests for D.E.H.T.A. and earned the "D.E.H.T.A.'s little P.I.T.A." achievement! I slaughtered the lackeys of Hemet Nessingwary, preventing them from devastating clam fields and trapping baby mammoths. I trapped them in their own traps using nothing but fake fur! Haha! Take that, you baby mammoth murderer!
Druids for the Ethical and Humane Treatment of Animals, since you asked. In the Borean Tundra. Level 80 elites, so if you want a piece of them, better bring a few friends. But hey... You can get the G.E.H.T.A. off them. Yes, Gun for the Ethical...
(Now has anyone got page bloody four of "Green Hills of Stranglethorn?")
Okay sorry. I'm mixing up 2 different stories here.
Even if I wanted to root for Animal rights, Peta makes it so hard for me to not want to spite them.
(ie I want to spite Peta, for grammatically challenged).
Besides I think world has palce for only one self righteous group at a time. So it's tree huggers for now. Peta can just shove it up their furry ass.
Paris, coz she would go clubbing with Seal.
Have PETA send over their best hockey team and we'll sort them.
Survivors, ahem, I mean, Winners get to say who clubs who.
If PETA wins (unlikely) they get to feed the families who depend on the seal hunt in one of the poorest areas of Canada. It's easy to criticize others when your 2,000 miles away and under nourish your children by choice (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/31/perversions_of_nature/ )
so puck off, PETA, eh!
(mines the one with the touque in the pocket, even in July)
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