The American animal rights organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is pursuing legal action against BioWare, creators of Dragon Age: Inquisition, and seek to have the game immediately removed from shelves due to its cruelty towards animals.
“It isn’t just their latest game that’s known for this,” states Dan Mathews, Senior Vice President of PETA. “Throughout the history of Dragon Age, these amazing and majestic beasts have been pushed to the edge of extinction due to bloodthirsty humans hunting them down, and destroying their nests. Now they encourage you to find them and kill them as if it was a fun thing to do.”
After its release, thousands of YouTube videos have been uploaded showing titles such as “My first dragon killed” or “Epic dragon combat” which has many PETA members disgusted by the complete lack of respect for these wonderful, and oftentimes, misunderstood beasts.
Says PETA member Julianne McManus “Sure, they may breathe fire, and eat sheep, which is gross — and they burn villages, but why do they do these things? Because we try and kill them all.”
PETA is reportedly putting together their own developing team to create a game based off dragon cults. These people are known as zealots who work for high dragons, ordered to kill humans for them. Said Mathews, “These cults are not only respectful to the high dragons, but they represent all dragonkind as they give thanks to them during their communal sacrifice of thirteen virgins after the end of each season.”
PETA hope to release their game before Christmas so parents can buy it for their children instead of Dragon Age: Inquisition.