Nintendo to Sue PETA Over Animal Abuse Claim?

PETA has recently attacked Pokémon Black and White Version 2 for the reason of them believing that Pokémon was promoting animal abuse. More information about the fight can be found here. The animal activist group had made a statement regarding the problem that was as followed:

“Pokémon are treated as unfeeling objects and used for such things as human entertainment and as subjects in experiments. The way that Pokémon are stuffed into pokéballs is similar to how circuses chain elephants inside railroad cars and let them out only to perform confusing and often painful tricks that were taught using sharp steel-tipped bullhooks and electric shock prods.”

Weather you believe the statement to be turn or not is your own judgment. Over the past few days Nintendo has responded to PETA’s statement:

“Nintendo and The Pokémon Company take the inappropriate use of our products and intellectual property seriously.”

Is this Nintendo’s way of threatening to sue a charity? This is a serious subject but in all honesty would it be fair to sue those who help animals over a petty jab at a huge corporation? Although PETA’s claim was presumably false to fans of Pokémon it would be best left alone than to threaten a charity in aid of animals. Inappropriate use of any company’s product should be prohibited but threats are not needed. This subject would be best to let go of and pretend never happened.

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