PETA Reminds Us To Be Kind to Zerglings
PETA made the headlines recently with their criticism of Assassin’s Creed 3 and its inclusion of whale-hunting, and they appear poised to do so again with some not-so-serious advice for players picking up Heart of the Swarm today.
PETA has published a post reminding players that Zerglings would have feelings, too—if they were real. It’s hard not to see it as a totally harmless, if amusing reminder to empathize with the creatures around us.
“Remember, while Zerglings are not real, there are many equally “strange” and exotic animals we share this planet with who deserve our empathy. Just because crocodiles and snakes look alien to us, that doesn’t make it OK to skin them alive for a handbag, shoes, or a belt.
“And if we had to share our world with the Zerg in reality, I’d like to think that we’d make an effort to understand and respect them rather than sending out the battlecruisers—because the alternative to having empathy for other beings is about as grim as it gets, whether you’re a Terran, a Zerg, or a Protoss. OK, whoa, that got kind of serious there. What I am saying is look at the cute Zergling! How could anyone ever want to hurt a Zergling?”
If you cast aside whatever preconceptions you might have of the organization, what they’re saying is fairly spot on. Just put a little thought in what you’re doing the next time you buy reptilian leather.