PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama Game

November 21, 2008 -

 

That was quick.

 

On Monday, Animal Rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took a bite out of Majesco's new Cooking Mama title for featuring too many meat-eating recipes.

 

By Wednesday, Majesco had issued a rather mild response, pointing out that roughly half of the recipes in Cooking Mama: World Kitchen are meatless.

 

Eager for the last word, PETA closed out the week by petitioning Cooking Mama to commit to an all-veggie edition of the popular game franchise:

 

Dearest Mama,
 

It’s great to hear that you want to “make the world a happier place,” because that’s pretty much what we want to do too (though it seems that we might have different tactics …). I do hope that you seriously consider making a vegetarian diet a part of your strategy for world happiness.

 

By adopting a vegetarian diet, you can save more than 100 animals per year. Plus, vegetarians live longer and have a considerably lower carbon footprint. I know that—as you are a digital being—these benefits don’t exactly apply to you, but I still urge you to take the pledge to be veg for 30 days.

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics correspondent Andrew Eisen...

UPDATE: Popzara has an interview with a PETA spokesperson on the Cooking Mama saga...


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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Go here http://www.peta.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10461&whichpage=25 just look at what Lurker_girl posted. Would post quote but format is wrong.
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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

...fine, I'll commit to eating a vegetarian every day for 30 days.  Happy now?

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Here in Japan some whack job butchered a former minister & his wife and tried to kill another former minister & his wife because the government put his dog to sleep 35 years ago!! The follow up story is:  www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/suspect-held-in-murder-of-ex-vice-health-minister 

 

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

PETA, I'm giving you a fair warning:

Don't fuck with our games. And don't fuck with Mama! We gamers love her very much, and we hate it when pricks like you exploit her for your own personal gains; she's not your slut. She, like Rachel Ray or Emeril, is a bright and colorful beacon of hope in the dull and bland world of cooking. If Mama wants to make duck a l'orange, Mama will make fuckin' duck a l'orange. Got it?!

I'll say it once more, just to get it through your thick skulls: Don't fuck with Mama!

P.S. If anyone from Majesco is reading this, I apologize to Mama for the harsh language.

Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Well played, my friend, well played. For that brilliant display of white-hot-righteous rage, you win 1 INTERNET!

For that matter, how many internets and cookies have we given out already? Are we beginning to run out of them soon?

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

I am still hoping for that lawsuit, anyway I guess PeTA is in the, you have to think just like me boat

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Pissy

Ecodoomster

Troglodytes

Abound

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Troglodytes? WTF are those?           <(???)

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It's a wanky way of saying 'caveman'.

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Trogladytes are creatures so sickening that you cannot approah within 30 feet without becoming sickened. (Taking a -2 penality to pretty much any action) Until they leave te area or are eliminated.

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

I'm glad you said this, so that I don't have to...

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Uh, no.

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Dearest Mama,
 

It’s great to hear that you want to “make the world a happier place,” because that’s pretty much what we want to do too[1] (though it seems that we might have different tactics …). I do hope that you seriously consider making a vegetarian diet a part of your strategy for world happiness.

 

By adopting a vegetarian diet, you can save more than 100 animals per year.[2] Plus, vegetarians live longer and have a considerably lower carbon footprint.[3] I know that—as you are a digital being—these benefits don’t exactly apply to you, but I still urge you to take the pledge to be veg for 30 days.

Citations needed

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Citations? Well need to make some cavity search in some PETA´s members... do not want...

 

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

I can't help but laugh every time I see a mention of PETA.

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

United we Stand, Divided we fall.

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

the hell? all right lets try this again

that did not turn out right, here

United we Stand, Divided we fall.

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

6 Picardpalms detected (2 double handed) 12 Tranformapalms detected. Facepalm ratng over 9000!

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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<4 PicardPalms detected. Win level classified as beyond LEGENDARY Class. Also another picture has disappeared.>

No worries on the missing pic. It happens to me all the time.

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

OK, now it's back? WTF

United we Stand, Divided we fall.

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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Hey, dude? You're pic's gone.

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

I think it's time for this to be posted again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0exLa6saV9o

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Here's another reason to love that show

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/09/16/jack-thompson-appear-showtime039s-penn-amp-teller-bullshit

I find it so sweet that this will be jack thompson's last TV appearance as an attorney (they filmed it before he was disbarred).

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

I just watched that the other week. SUCH A GOOD SHOW!

I can't believe I had never watched it before, Penn and Teller are so awesome.

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I love that show...

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

In this discussion: WE think of alternative meanings for PETA.

Also, I'll go veg for a month... after that delicious cake... er... turkey.

Yes I have a WIP. Just wait and see.

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

People for

Eating and 

Tourturing

Animals

United we Stand, Divided we fall.

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Did I not all ready post People Encouraging the Torture of Animals?
What we need now is to bring bullfighting to the states.

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Yes but that's not what I wrote

United we Stand, Divided we fall.

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

Well, I guess PETA has to do something to move peoples attention away from all of those animals they euthanized under the guise of adoption... in most cases before they even left the property.

Ingrid Newkirk is a sick sick woman, and everyone of her dogmatic followers should be thrown into a shark tank.

 

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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

That would give the sharks food poisoning. THINK OF THE SHARKS!

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Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

I just can't stand PETA. they are usally worth a good laugh though.

And i'll still be laughing on Thanksgiving as i chomp away on some good old turkey and other assorted foods. And then, the weenend after i'll still be laughing as i eat some wild buffalo i got from a hunting buddy the other day, mmm, good times.

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What self-righteous pricks.

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YA DAMN RIGHT!!! 


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Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

By switching to vegetarianism, you MIGHT be saving a few hundred SLAUGHTERHOUSE animals each year, this is true.

Of course... by switching to vegetarianism, you'd be killing off the millions of smaller animals that get killed each year when farmers prepare land, sow it, maintain it, and harvest it. Ever see a fawn AFTER it's been chewed up by a wheat harvesting combine? It only works for PETA because as long as people to don't to report or think about minced vole brains and guts in their Wonderbread, they can delude themselves into thinking their alternative is somehow better. It'd be inconvenient if they had to say otherwise.

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Anti-PETA movement!

This year, for thanksgiving, slaughter your own turkey!

I actually was going to do this this year after seeing it, and e-mail a video to peta. Was gonna feather it and use the feathers as a hat, and leave the corpse.

Damn leather-wearing hippocrites use animal products all over the place. Their buckets of blood makes me want to take a certain 4chan meme involving buckets and throw a few of those on them.

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

And what are those 100 animals going to do? Set them loose and they'll be roadkill or a wild creature's lunch within a week. PETA fails to realize that domesticate animals--yes, even farm livestock--can have pretty good lives. They get health care, shelter, and a constant food source. They also get a quick death instead of wasting away from old age or starvation or getting eaten alive by other animals. Seems like the domesticate animals are getting a pretty good deal.

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By adopting a vegetarian diet, you can save more than 100 animals per year. Plus, vegetarians live longer and have a considerably lower carbon footprint.

Apparently being a vegetarian means you don't have to cite sources.

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"By adopting a vegetarian diet, you can save more than 100 animals per year."

Yeah ok this statement makes a lot of sense. If i become a vegetarian I can save 100 domesticated animals that can't survive in the wild and are bred to feed me.

"Plus, vegetarians live longer and have a considerably lower carbon footprint."

There is no proof whatsoever to back up this first claim. Does anybody remember that 20/20 episode with those emaciated vegetarians that had to have special supplements because eating no meat was killing them? And as for the second part... do they even know what a carbon footprint is? I'm sure the electric oven I use to cook my animals doesn't exactly contribute that significantly to my carbon footprint. Every report I can find on the great and holy internet says vegetarians are stupid if they think they live longer than omnivores.

"I know that—as you are a digital being—these benefits don’t exactly apply to you, but I still urge you to take the pledge to be veg for 30 days."

As for this statement... I will take the pledge to be a carnivore for a week. I'd love to slaughter thousands more innocent little cows so I can eat only 3lb steaks all day.

Hasn't science proved plants have feelings? Aren't they alive. STOP KILLING PLANTS YOU SILLY VEGETARIANS! ETHICAL TREATMENT FOR ALL LIVING CREATURES!!! (last time I checked plants are alive)

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Who wants to bet that sooner or later Peta will take the 'every time you masturbate God kills a kitten' poster seriously and demand people stop masturbating you know for the kittens?

You know I just thought of something. Let's say milk, eggs, meat, fur, animal testing, horse races and all that other crap peta wants banned actually gets banned then they'll probably become one of those 'think of the children' groups only replace children with animals.

Actually now that I think about it, if all that stuff was banned tomorrow, PETA would be skinned alive by an angry mob, and possibly turned into Soylent green. 

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Actually now that I think about it, if all that stuff was banned tomorrow, PETA would be skinned alive by an angry mob, and possibly turned into Soylent green.

Nah, they'd taste horrible. Just cook 'em on a slab and cut out the middleman.

Game on, brothers and sisters.

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If Mama would go veg and save said 100 animals then that means I would have to vow to pick up the slack and eat mine AND Mama's share. (Yes I'm aware that Mama is a fictional character, but still)

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They are just upset that the SPCA is so much better than they are.

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I'm very surprised how... I don't know, CIVIL this fued has been. If it's even a fued. When I saw Majesco's response, I half expected they were going to sue PETA for copyright or trademark infringement or something. I thought it was pretty cute how they turned it into a plug for the next game in the series.

Then PETA's response is a bit exaggerated, but considering some of the stuff they've said in the past, I fully expected it to be pretty far out there - Holocaust comparisons, namecalling, the whole nine yards. They've been pretty shameless sometimes. By comparison, this seems almost reasonable.

Almost reasonable, anyway. Even if I stopped eating any plant matter whatsoever, I don't think I could squeeze down 100 animals worth of meat on my own in just one year - I'm going to need help on the bigger ones at least.

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I wanna go listen to Jim Gaffigan's vegetarian bit now. Nothing against vegetarianism, the man is just funny.

 

"Do You know what they do to those chickens?"

"No, but its delicious."

:P

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Oh, and PETA, if "Cooking Mama" became all-vegan, little kids would be asking "Why are the only recipes made out of lettuce and dirt", and "Why can't I have fish sticks or chicken fingers"?

Go "ethically treat animals" instead of making stupid flash games just as a publicity stunt, you misanthropic little fairies.

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Nice.

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This is not the first bullshit publicity stunt PETA has pulled, and it isn't the worst.

Anybody remember "Holocaust on your Plate"? Where they juxtaposed pictures of Jews in Buchenwald with cows in slaughterhouses? Where they showed pictures of dead jews in piles, and put them next to slaughtered Pigs

 

 

PETA fills me with a loathing so deep it has to be measured in kilometers. These people are idealistic fairies, pretending that the world could be absolutely perfect, with pacifism all around and all animals and people living in harmony; and at the same time are ridiculously Misanthropic, supporting terrorists who murder Doctors over animal testing, making the holocaust comparable to the meat and leather industry, saying "The leather sofa and handbag are the moral equivalent of the lampshades made from the skins of people killed in the death camps." Bear in mind, this is their PRESIDENT saying this.

I hate PETA. They do NOT stand for the ethical treatment of animals; they stand for the trivialization of human suffering, while living in a fantasy world.

If anyone needs more PETA stupidity, I shall be happy to add more.

 

 

Brain: "Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?" Pinky: "I think so, Brain, but we're already naked."

Re: PETA Responds to Majesco Responding to PETA on Cooking Mama

I still want to know why lions tigers and bears (oh my) can eat meat and we cant

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"If anyone needs more PETA stupidity, I shall be happy to add more."

Please do.

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