PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

November 17, 2008 -

Video games seem to be increasingly showing up on the radar of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

GamePolitics readers will recall that earlier this month PETA gave props to Sega for ditching a Samba de Amigo commercial which featured a trained chimp.

The animal rights group has once again strayed into the video game habitat with Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, an unlikely parody of Majesco's Cooking Mama: World Kitchen. The new Wii title launches tomorrow. A PETA press release explains why the group is howling mad about the new game:

Majesco's game is so heavy on dishes that are made from dead animals that the only things missing are the blood and gore...

In the original version, players score points for assembling a meal. That also applies in PETA's parody, but with this Thanksgiving dinner, players also must go through the motions of plucking the turkey's feathers, pulling out the bird's intestines, and cutting off the animal's head. All the while, a demonic cleaver-wielding Mama takes delight in the agony. When the player beats the game, Mama has a change of heart and replaces her bloodlust with a craving for tofu-turkey.

Does that qualify as a spoiler? In any case, unlockable content in the parody game include vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes as well as hidden camera footage from a turkey slaughterhouse.

PETA spokesman Joel Bartlett dismisses claims that the parody game is making a mountain out of a mole hill:

We're having a bit of fun at Mama's expense, but there's nothing funny about the suffering endured by turkeys and other animals who are killed for food. With all the delicious vegan alternatives available, there's no need to make the carcass of a tormented bird the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table.


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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

You leave my Mama outta this PETA!

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

if cooking mama had the blood and gore i'd probably be playing it!

PETA fails again! i'm a human and need my meat, if i didn't then i wouldn't have sharp teeth i'd have flat ones.

don't care bout the pills behind it, or the yellow color of the skin if i was a veggy, shooting them critters and eaten up is fine by me and rather tasty.

i'm all for the humane treatement of animals, but not the PETA concept of it.

i mean cripes, first its peta complains about the unhumane treatement and land clearing for the cattle ranches, then its the EPA or WWF complaining about the land clearing for crops and lost homes for animals if we don't eat the cattle..

we'd need to seriously expand our fields to fill the order if theres no meat on the table...

i love hearing them protests as i live in a farmin community.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

 Sounds like we need to settle this Mortal Combat style, PETA v. WWF.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

I like the root of all evil's NRA vs. peta scenario, unfortunately the NRA was ruled as more evil. However when it comes to a fight we all know who would win.

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I don't see how the NRA is more evil; they're not the ones pushing their views onto you.  PETA demands we not eat animals, imprison animals, or keep animals as pets, while the NRA just demands you be able to own a firearm.  They don't even demand that you actually OWN a firearm!

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Actually, the NRA (or at least certain members) do push views on people. Mid-Michigan had a scandal the day before the election: NRA members working for several major papers (all conservative papers, but they'd all endorsed Obama) replaced the bags used for delivery papers with NRA "Defeat Obama" bags, and a NRA members working on the delivery routes vandalized houses displaying Obama signs.

Not at all comparable to things done by PETA members in some of the same neighborhoods, but the NRA has hardly been innocent throughout its history. This wasn't even the first vandalism in my neighborhood by people distributing NRA-sponsored campaign material, it's happened every major election since 1996.

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You're talking individual members of the NRA I assume, while PETA administration actually organizes it's crazy.

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Jackasses.

Yes, I do think that some of the shit turkey farmers do to their fowl isn't really "humane", but I think that if they are going to kill the bird, they should just take it by the neck and chop its head off in one hack. That's it, that's all that's needed.

You can be a carnivore if you want (although I'm not too sure about an all-meat diet being too friendly on your colon) or an herbivore if you want (although it may lead to different colonic problems), but me? I'm an omnivore. Not carnivore, not herbivore; omnivore. I will eat all kinds of food that is put in front of me, whether it be meat, veggie, or something completely unrecognizable. If it's tasty, it's goin' in mah belly! I am an omnivore, and I will not excuse myself for it!

And how dare you bastardize Cooking Mama like that! She is a sweet and lovable person who only wants to make delicious foods for people to enjoy. But you arseholes first turn her into a deranged slaughterer, then into some fucked-up, tofu-molding flower child. How dare you manipulate and destroy her innocence to fit your understandable-yet-extremist views!

PETA...kiss my ass.

Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Anyone else feel like making Micheal Vick's Nintendogs out of spite?

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Oh that is so fucking bad. Do it!

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Yes, let's do it.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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Wow... PETA, got to hell...  I think PETA owes me a few houndred in cash for wasting time in my life and money of companies that got passed on to me due to their BS.

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Anyone ever try vegan dishes?  They're disgusting.

If we aren't supposed to eat animals, then why are they made of meat?

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

 Someone should show them the videos of chimpanzees hunting in the wild when they cry foul of the treatment in meat processing plants. The little bastards (the chimpanzees, not PETA) have even been documented eating the offspring of females who mated with weaker males.

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If you ever get a chance, watch David Attenborough's documentary on chimps. When they catch a monkey, they don't kill it 'humanely', they literally rip it's limbs from its body whilst it is still alive. Most of the Cat family is just as bad, I've cleared up a good few decapitated frogs from the kitchen over the last few days thanks to the cats.

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I once had to clean up a baby rabbit our old cat got. Half was by the front door, half was by the back door.

Then there was that one bird that was still in full flying condition when the cat dropped it. Poor kitty cat was all "Hey, where'd it go?" when the bird flew off in the direction of the end of the block, as fast as it could.

-Gray17

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Have a cat that loves bringing rabbits and squirrels to the house. She leaves them on the porch for (I'm not kidding) the Raven flock that nested in the oak tree next to the house. Crazy kitten even has conversations with the biggest one. (I thought someone spiked my tea when I saw it the first time.)

  Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

 I think you and I have seen the same film; Is the other monkey a spider monkey and the hunting troupe led by this big alpha chimp waving a stick around?

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Yup, sounds like the same clip :)

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Where might I find this clip?

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"What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WDFh5JdYh7I&feature=related

Ironic really, as Attenborough manages to summaries humanities' fascination with, and even need for violence as part of its existence.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Why is it when I think of PETA I always imagine that animal rights group from Futurama who forced a lion to eat tofu making it sick.

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I might be able to take PETA more seriously if they released serious press releases. They need to try to be serious and academic instead of relying on fear-mongering and hype to get their message across. Most people either agree with them and get outraged or disagree with them and think their press releases are excessive and ridiculous. I hate to tell PETA this, but their reputation as a bunch of nuts doesn't help them get their point across.

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I think the freaks from PETA should eat each other.  That way we get rid of them, they get to make a very bold statement, and no innocent animals OR plants get killed.  Everybody wins.  Oh, 'cept the last PETA freak.

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Nah, he can attempt to eat himself.

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It'd be tricky once he's eaten one of his hands.

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

See, that's why you got to start with the legs, and saves the hands for the very last. Hopefully, by then, they'll already be dead due to the sheer damage to the body. Then we can dump it in a forest or something.

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In college, PETA & veganism was all the rage (and other counterculture fads).  I even made the mistake of dating a PETA/vegan girl...she was out of her frickin' mind. 

I still can't understand why they make tofu stuff that looks like meat foods.  What is so bad about eating tofu that looks like tofu?   I enjoy tofu sometimes, but not when I think its a sausage link and it turns out to be a dogfood-tasting tofu monstrosity. 

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 There is alot of unpleasantness in University that should never leave campus. PETA is one of the major players, but so are those nutjobs that blockade one of the major foot-traffic routes through the campus to show you pictures of aborted human fetuses. Never have I craved a hamburger more, thank you very much.

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I'm a mature student, which kind of alters the perspective of Uni, but I'm glad I'm in the UK, if someone waved those pictures in my face, they'd end up having them shoved somewhere that most certainly is not a printer paper holder.

I had to have my first child aborted, since there were medical conditions that had damaged the foetus and risked the health of my wife, so whilst I fully support someone elses' choice not to abort, I also support people's choice to do so, I just don't think it is something that anyone else is entitled to hold an opinion on.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

 Bad news my friend, this happened in Canada. There are crazies even in the Commonwealth it seems.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Scary, Canada isn't the kind of place I'd associate with that kind of behaviour :(

At least here the worst we seem to get is 'Please buy a cake to help fund our fashion show!'. I suppose that's one advantage to multi-culturalism and PC, even if it has gone nuts ;)

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Screw PETA, I'll eat meat if I damn well want to >_>.

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Blarg. I say again, BLARG! To quote Ron White, I didn't climb to the top of the food chain to eat carrots. You see those two pointed teeth in your mouth? They're for the ripping and tearing of meat. I've an idea PETA. I don't force you to eat steak, and you don't force me to eat Soy. How about that, respecting each others choices and decisions, instead of deamonizeing those who disagree with you? Wait, that would require thinking that other people can disagree with you, and still be a nice person.

 

If you cannot best a man in argument, all is not lost. You can still call him vile names.

If you cannot best a man in argument, all is not lost. You can still call him vile names.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

I've never seen a PETA member say they want to ban meat, fur yes, animal testing, yes but not meat. I think PETA despite it's ravid enthusiasm realizes that trying to ban meat will make you hated by everyone who enjoys meat (which is mostly everyone), so it attacks the meat industry instead.

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"What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

---------------------------------------------------- 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.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

obviously they want us to keep eating meat. that's why they show us all those tasty pictures of how animals become dinner.

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

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Some of my fondest memories growing up were the family gatherings around plucking and gutting chickens. We would buy dozens of chickens, raise them and slaughter them. We would gather in an assembly line and get to work. It is always funny when one gets away after having its neck cut. Seeing a headless chicken running around the yard is the funniest thing anyone could ever see.

Other great memories were when the butcher would come to collect the cows and pigs we raised for slaughter. He would come. Shoot them between the eyes, string them up from their hind legs, slit their necks and drain the blood. Then he would peel back the skin to remove it. Next he split the belly and dumped the internal organs into a bucket. Finally he would get a big motoried saw and cut the beast down the backbone splitting it in two. He would then wrap it in plastic and cart it off to be chopped into the wonderful cuts we know and love.

Ah, such fond memories.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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I never raised chickens and done any of that, but i've gone Hunting several times. One of my best memories was a hunting trip where i got my first rabit had some blood put on my cheeks before learning how to skin it. We ate good that night =P

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Was raised on a farm myself. Main diff was we butchered the hogs ourselves as well and deer,rabbits,squirrels,fish and the occasional turtle. (And the first person says a turtle is cute have never had to remove a "alligator"snapping turtle from an animal's leg.)

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Holy Hell... your childhood was AWESOME!!!!!

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He did all that right in front of you? I would've thought he'd kill them bring them to his shop and then make the finer cuts.

Raising chickens sounds fun though.

Oh and I read that on rare occasions chickens sometimes eat each other in captivity has that ever happened to you?

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"What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

---------------------------------------------------- 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.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Never had them eating each other, but the rooster do get violent. The dominant rooster rips the tail feathers off the other roosters and the roosters bite the necks of females when mating. So there can be a lot of blood in the chicken pen.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Yea, roosters tend to get really nasty sometimes. That's why they're always the first to go with our chickens. And I totally know what you mean about watching turkeys and chickens run/roll around after you've chopped off their head. We used to get together at my grandparents house just about every year on the day before Thanksgiving just to slaughter a turkey, and we would just let go and let it roll around for a few minutes and laugh as it ran into just about everything. Just one of those simple pleasures that a lot of people don't get to enjoy.

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PETA can go to hell.  Do they really think that people who eat meat don't know where it comes from?  Do they think that I haven't gutted an animal or had to wash blood off the carcass in order to clean it before cooking and eating it?  Do they think it makes a damn bit of difference?  Vegan alternatives taste like crap and have very little similarity in nutrition.  The amount of supplements my flatmate and her boyfriend have to take to top up on what vegetables, pulses and pasta don't provide is frankly incredible.

Sorry but if a group like this goes after people for just eating meat, then they can fuck right off.  If they want to talk about animal WELFARE and highlight issues there, that's another matter, but playing the "aww you're eating cute little fuzzy animals  *sniff*" card gets nothing but contempt from me.

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With all the delicious vegan alternatives available, there's no need to make the carcass of a tormented bird the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table.

Except for the fact where, in fact, those delicious vegan alternatives taste dull or disgusting to me. So up theirs.

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They owe me a bucket of headache medicine. Oh, wait, it might have been tested on an animal, so I should suffer. Oh, but they use it so it's ok, but it's not ok for me....

 

Ok, just to sum it up,, these people need lives.

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I really hope Majesco goes after them for copyright infringement.  These idiots need to be stopped.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

If they argue right to parody, then Majesco really can't do anything about it.

They got away with a Super Mario Brothers parody.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

We'll have to wait and see, cause surprisingly, when PETA used Mario and said copyright infringing characters in their game, they didn't sue.


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I hope so, I really hate PETA. They're such assholes.

 
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