More than once, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has denounced video game developers for the inclusion and treatment of animals within their products. This time, it’s the turn of Far Cry 5 and Ubisoft.
As you know, the first-person open-world shooter of the French company includes the fishing mini-games. Precisely these are the subject of the accusation: according to the association for the defense of animal rights, fishing would be “glorifying” and “banalizing” within the game.
“Fishing means luring fish into a trap, exposing them to fear and shortness of breath for minutes or even hours, as well as to an agonizing death struggle before being killed or often cut alive. Today we know that a fish is somebody, not something, and it is an indictment to promote fishing. Fish are curious vertebrates with individual personalities,” said Tanja Breining, a biologist and marine fauna specialist at the PETA.
PETA also gave the example of former Beatle Paul McCartney, who became a vegetarian after a trip dedicated to fishing.
At the moment, Ubisoft has not yet issued any statement regarding the matter. What do you think about it? Are the PETA allegations justified? Recall that Far Cry 5 is now available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.