Note: I had put an anti-troll disclaimer up at this very spot but then read McGoo’s response to Troll Tessa, and thought “Damn, the wind ‘neath my wings… I will persevere! I will survive!
You getting this? PETA is engaged in activist behavior against KILLING VIRTUAL SEALS IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE. Pictured is a screenshot of one of these virtual World of Warcraft seals:
A co-worker whom I shall refer to as Laconical Pup had this to say about it:
Killing the seals yields Chilled Meat, which is used in a wide variety of foods. And yes, those with the skinning profession can take skin dead seals, which can give them either leather or fur, either of which may be used (along with several other reagents) in the crafting of epic leather armor.
It’s also worth noting that these seals are level 68-69 and have around 7,500 hit points, and they respond aggressively to anyone that comes within their range. If you don’t treat them like the dangerous predators they are, they’ll kill you.
Yep, that sure fits the image above, doesn’t it?
As I delved more into it over at IGN:
A post on the PETA website attempts to rally the PETA forces to protest the slaughter of seals in World of Warcraft. The protest is to take place on the WhisperWind realm in the Howling Fjord zone, where baby seals live on glaciers. The poster points out that you must be at least level 70 in order to participate in the campaign, which is set for Saturday, April 11, at 1:00 PM ET. Protest guy writes:
That’s right, gamers, get ready: This Saturday, World of Warcraft (WoW) players will have the opportunity to combat a team of four Horde seal killers. We need your help to stop them from bashing in the heads of any more seals!
Thrall refused to ban the slaughter of seals, despite multiple requests from the Alliance to do so, because Orgrimmar stands to make a large profit from the fur.
Activists from across the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor are banding together to put a stop to the atrocious seal slaughter. Anyone who slaughters baby seals for their fur must surely be in service to the evil Lich King.
If you wish to go mock a fruitcake at PETA, go here. Hell, if you wish to mock a PETA fruitcake you can stay right here and do it! I’d love to hear your best “I screwed with a PETA fruitcake by ________” essays!
Want to know who your real enemy is? Guys like Juan Williams who want to make you helpless and feel smugly superior while arguing for it.
He thinks that by taking away guns it’ll somehow actually make them go away. Idiot.
There’s no shortage of carbon-copies/xeroxes of him, either.
Sorry, but there is no such thing as a suicide victim. Nor a suicide bomber. There are “successful suicide pilgrim” and “killers”, though.
I’ve got two family members that committed suicide. There’s no such thing as a suicide victim, sorry. The kid she landed on is another story.
How disingenuous can you get? Pretty darned, if you are Russia. And Obamessiah is naive enough to buy it.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev admitted to President Obama during their summit meeting last week that American intelligence estimates … have been more accurate than Russia’s…
… Moscow is now said to be open to “much more severe” punishment for Tehran if the regime there persists in enriching uranium into 2010.
Obameh. Did he bow or didn’t he? Meh. I wanna know if Obama really gave Abdullah a Chiabama Pet™ as a greeting gift.