Firstly, I have to say a few things. This is mainly because some people will go all out on anyone for pretty much anything. So if you feel PETA had a valid point or were justified in the complaint/letter extended to Warhammer 40k then this article isn’t for you.
Secondly, I have never played Warhammer 40k I am not going to pretend I understand it fully but from what I do know and the letter/complaint of where PETA called Warhammer 40K out, this will be what I concluded.
Thirdly, for those who don’t know, Warhammer 40k is a battle adventure board game.
I cannot imagine how slow a day in the life of a PETA representative and or member of staff must of been to get together at the table/water cooler/skype meeting and agree this was a good idea, with so many other obvious and real threats to animals. It strikes as bizarre, opportunist and basically very stupid.
There are influential people in the public eye you have the privilege of communication to, be it through agents or your website who actively wear fur. Sending them information for them to educate themselves on the vile treatment that is given to animals so they can wear their prizes of death might of been a starting point instead of gunning for plastic figures.
Here is part of PETA’s ask to The Games Workshop.
“While we appreciate that they are fictional, draping them in what looks like a replica of a dead animal sends the message that wearing fur is acceptable – when, in fact, it has no more place in 2017 than it would in the year 40,000.”
Yes, you read that right. That is part of the letter sent to Games Workshop. It sounds #ridiculous. I bet they were quite proud of themselves with the whole ‘futuristic reference’ but actually it made you and whoever agreed it to be published look and sound like bell ends. I think you owe The Games Workshop an apology because I feel you really hoped for a big old mutiny on them and that’s just plain mean for a company that has never hurt animals…ever. The Warhammer series has kept players engaged and excited for years in a friendly and social way since the 80’s.
So, to extend on what you deem a valid point, where is the line? If you had tried to of taken on ‘Lord of the Rings’ you would of been come for in a big way and don’t even try and say LOTR is time relevant because they come under the same category…..fantasy. I also have to wonder where else if we follow your rules? What is PETA’s stance on ‘Mouse Trap?’ I mean an elaborate trap to catch a rodent is pretty mean right? Oh we shouldn’t forget ‘Buckaroo’ that poor non living plastic horse with a built in spring barrel.
How many of you at PETA though this was a good idea, seriously!?