Animal Rights Group Calls for Boycott Against Grand Theft Auto V
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.21.2013
Due to its depiction of violence against animals...
TMZ has released a report that an animal rights group is calling for a boycott of Grand Theft Auto V for the game's depiction of violence against animals.
Jack Carone from In Defense of Animals says that his group is angry that Rockstar Games for "capitalizing" off of animal torture, and that it doesn't matter if it is real or fake. He claims that it perpetuates "institutionalized violence" against helpless animals. Carone added, "The makers of this game have traded decency for money. Encouraging the darkest impulses of young people is not an admirable pursuit."
The feature is not one that is original to Grand Theft Auto V and has been a part of the franchise previously. Carone however says, "Animals don't need any more targets painted on them in the name of fun."