New PETA Game Targets Sarah Palin

As we’ve found out recently, animal rights group PETA has increasingly taken to spreading its message though the use of video game parodies.

Last month, for example, PETA garnered major attention with Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, a Flash offering parodying Majesco’s light-hearted kitchen game series.

More recently, PETA launched Holiday Snowball Fight. The online game begins by having players target fur-wearers like Madonna and designer Donna Karan, and ends with Sarah Palin as the focus of PETA’s ire. Palin, of course, is an avid hunter. The 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee has been criticized by some for taking part in the practice of shooting wolves from airplanes.

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    elal says:

    As much as I hate PETA, shooting wolves from a plane doesn’t make sense.

    If it’s supposedly to keep the wolf populations in check, then let’s see some data on the wolf v.s moose/caribou populations, and the death/birth rates of each of these populations in Alaska.

    If it’s for sport, then how is shooting from a plane even remotely sporting? 

    Either way, it makes no sense.


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    Kharne says:

    As a point of irony, didn’t they use to (or still?) throw animal blood at anyone wearing fur?

    ‘I’m not like those horrible monsters who kill animals for their fur, I just drain them of their blood instaid!’

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    deuxhero says:

    Didn’t you read that I said that they are NOT synomous with consertivism is the issue

    As for your ramblings, lets assumes what you think is true for a bit. It has been shown time after time changeing yourself to imitate a competitor never works (new coke?). Even if the Republican party because ultra left, it wouldn’t win, because the Democrat party is still an established leftist party.

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    Arell says:

    Don’t confuse "Republican" with "conservative."  While sometimes the two terms have become synonomous, but they mean two different things.  "Republican" is the philosophy of small Federal government and taxes, giving more power to the individual States.  "Conservative" is a set of responses to issues that generally run towards slow or no change, or looking out for your interests first.

    Actually, it can be argued that being vehemently conservative is precisely what got the Republican Party into trouble in the last decade.  When there was a Cold War and in previous times of rocky economy, people turned to the GOP because most Americans were conservative on Foreign and Economic issues.  When the Soviet Union collapsed and the market was doing well, Republicans turned their attention to Social Issues, where it turns out they DON’T always see eye to eye with the general population.  Social issues are murky, they don’t always have right answers, and people who used to be Party allies found themselves not agreeing on everything.  And it’s been shown in the last couple decades that the constant debates on social issues have started to tilt towards liberalism.  Fact is, on most social issues, the Republican Party is not with the majority.

    Now, with a conservative-led war that turned out to be faulty, an economic downturn blamed on economic conservativism, and more and more people thinking liberal on social issues, the Conservativism mindset is very unpopular.  The only reason the GOP continues to hold to it is because they need the hardcore Christian conservatives to remain faithful as their base to stay relevant.  But even that base is shrinking.

    Conservatism is killing the Republican Party.  They just don’t know how to separate themselves from it.  It’s like clutching to a boudler while you’re drowning, and claiming it’s the only thing that will save you.  Perhaps if they turn their focus back to "small government, less taxes," they might have a chance.

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    deuxhero says:

    exactly the point, it has been shown that "Less Goverment, fewer taxes" has been the response of the majority, as has it been established that people don’t like the Republican party because it is incompetent or it feel from it’s base, not because it was consertive.

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    Arell says:

    "Conservative" doesn’t mean you agree on all issues.  You can be conservative for one thing, and liberal on another.  America is pretty diverse in this.

    1.  Forgeign Policy – By a small majority, Americans tend to be conservative when dealing with other nations.  That doesn’t mean warmongering, but it does mean our we think of our interests first (economic, security, etc).  Any humanitarian or peace efforts are usually only because we’re trying to prove that we’re the ones in the big chair at the dinner table.  If push came to shove, the small majority of Americans would rather leave people to starve or die of AIDS in other nations, if it meant inconveniencing ourselves.

    2.  Economics – If we were having this discussion a year ago, I would have said that Americans are overwhelmingly conservative when it comes to the economy.  Now with the ressession, I’d say we’re teetering on a liberal majority, and many of those new economic "liberals" are very uncomfortable with thier conversion.  Economic conservativism is based on the idea that the market knows best, so leave it alone as much as possible.  People widely accept polution restrictions, or regulating worker’s rights, but we’re very unhappy with the idea of stepping into the boardrooms and telling executives how to run thier business.  Even now, as the word "Regulation" gets tossed around, many Americans regard it with a bad taste in their mouths.

    3.  Social Issues – This is where it gets tricky, because the range of issues is so wide.  You might be a liberal when it comes to aniimal rights, but conservative about abortion.  I’d say we’re half liberal, half conservative, overall.  Perhaps unfortunately (depending on your stance of the issue), it seems a small majority are conservative about gay rights.  On the other hand, we seem to be mostly liberal about the "ceationism v. evolution" issue (just pockets of conservativism pop up).  Both sides tend to aggre on censorship issues, while both sides are confused as hell about assisted suicide.

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    Monte says:

     no they are not… the american population is made up of a mix of liberals, conservatives, and everything in between… Palin is not liked by the majority of americans, but the ones that do like her, love her to the point that it has made her into a spectacle… 

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    deuxhero says:

    Duh, of coarse Palin is popular, she’s conservative classic, way better then that centrist crap the GoP has been putting out recently, and the data shows, the people of the US are by the numbers, are conservative.

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    Darmoth says:

    Uh guys… Are we sure the article is accurate on the type of aircraft used? Wouldn’t they be shooting wolves from helicopters, not planes? It’s a fair bit harder to shoot something from a plane that has to maintain speed to stay aloft. To be honest, unless you’re using machine guns, it takes a fair bit of skill to accurately shoot from a helicopter, even if it’s just hovering. If she can take a rifle and hit wolves from a moving plane… She clearly missed her calling as a marksman in the army.

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    Shadow D. Darkman says:

    True, they’ll never stop.


    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

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    Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Not this bullshit again. Haven’t they had enough, yet?

    Oh, wait.


    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

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    Monte says:

    Well, it’s not just PETA but also the much more sane environmentalist have been going after Palin over the wolf issue… really she claims they only do it to save the moose for the hunters that need them to put food on the table, but the arguement gets undermined when you realize it’s coming from the mouth of someone who hunts them for sport

    Unfotunatly, Palin has yet to disappear with her failed VP bid… she’s still being hailed as a national figure, a big time member of the republican party and practically a frontrunner for 2012… idiotic? very much so, but she’s still in the media spot light; as such she will continued to be praised and amned as the media sees fit… grant it, we have been hearing less of her, so that’s a positive sign that the media will hopefully move on


    you could compare PETA’s use of palin’s image like Jack’s attacks on GTA… ya sure, their are tons of other controversial games Jack could go after and make a spectical out of, but GTA is the really popular one that everybody knows about… the more well known you are, the higher the chance you will get singled out… and when it comes to well known people, Palin is pretty up there when it comes to animals… in essence, much like Palin’s current national popularity, if she was never selected as VP, PETA probably would not have bother to include her in this game and just stuck with the others… no point in putting in a politicans that no one is gonna recognize

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    Father Time says:

    Out of all the things to bash Palin over … well I guess shooting wolves from a plane might be one of them (if a really minor one).

    But why bash Palin now? She’s not running for VP and she’s so popular in Alaska that I doubt this will do anything.


    Debates are like merry go rounds Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

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    Erik says:

    Wow, only a group as contemptable as PETA could make me want to side with some conservative like Palin against them.

    -Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person’s fear of their own freedom-

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