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“All Dogs Deserve A Loving Family”: PETA challenged God of War Ragnarok developers to add a pet-free mode to the game

The American organization PETA, which campaigns for the ethical treatment of animals, was dissatisfied with the image of our smaller brothers in the action-adventure God of War Ragnarok and even applied to the Santa Monica Studio developers with an offer. Attention, the material contains spoiler.

    Image source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Image source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Remember that the Spartan Kratos and his son Atreus meet many fabulous and not very beautiful creatures from the animal kingdom on their journey through the nine worlds of Scandinavian mythology. For most of the peaceful fauna, the game doesn’t even allow you to deal damage and prevents you from throwing an ax.

At the same time, God of War Ragnarok has many fight scenes against creatures that threaten the life of Kratos – in particular, the fight against one of the main story’s bosses did not please human rights activists. We are talking about a huge wolf Garm, which the heroes find in the realm of the dead Helheim.

“This dog has been hanging from a chain in the cold for ages. Kratos and Atreus find him in a sad state, having survived the devastating cold of Fimbulwinter without protection. He had no water, no food (except Kratos). All dogs deserve a loving family and a warm sofa, even if they are 18 feet tall. If you’re cold, they’re cold too.”— according to PETA.

In the PETA video attached above, where the quote is from, animal rights activists are urging players to get in touch with Santa Monica Studio to add a special mode to God of War Ragnarok where you skip that boss and complete the game can do without harming animals.

    Image source: Twitter (PETA)

Image source: Twitter (PETA)

The official PETA microblog sent its suggestion to most different Representative Industry, including God of War Ragnarok producer Cory Barlog. He answered: “You know that wolf isn’t real, right? We do not encourage anyone to fight or harm animals in the real world.”.

It’s not the first time PETA has approached game developers with such initiatives: in 2021, animal rights activists were outraged by the presence of cockfighting in open-world shooter Far Cry 6, which was inspired by the brutal fighting games in the Mortal Kombat series is . Then things didn’t go beyond Ubisoft’s comment.

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