Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

November 20, 2008 -

Earlier this week, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took a bite out of Majesco’s Cooking Mama: World Kitchen. 

To make its point, PETA offered Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, a parody which features a blood-thirsty Mama coaching the player through slicing and dicing a Thanksgiving turkey (already dead, despite the title).

PETA apparently took issue with the new Wii title's meat-heavy menu, calling the game "so heavy on dishes that are made from dead animals that the only things missing are the blood and gore...

Not surprisingly, Majesco disagrees with that view. Yesterday the game publisher issued a response to PETA:

[Of 51 total recipes] Cooking Mama World Kitchen includes more than 25 vegetarian-friendly recipes including delicious breakfast, dinner, dessert and snack options.  And, while Mama is not a vegetarian, she fully supports the humane treatment of animals, particularly for her canine protégé Max who makes his doggie debut in World Kitchen.

While a press release is not as awesome as responding with a parody flash game of its own, Majesco still had a bit of fun by including a quote from Mama herself:

I would never put rat in my Ratatouille. Like any accomplished cook, I create my recipes to appeal to a broad range of tastes and preferences. My only goal is to ensure you leave the table well fed.

-Reporting from San Diego, GP Correspondent Andrew Eisen is an omnivore…

 


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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

The thing is, PETA's not so much for the ethical treatment of animals as they are for an end to domestication of animals, and hunting of animals. The ethical treatment thing (what little PETA does there) is small battles along the way.

-Gray17

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

This is where Peta have nothing to back them up. Maybe they should stick with Chinese fur farms. Now that is disgusting.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Good for you Majesco, humans are meant to eat animals, whether or not they are tortured has no bearing on this game. You don't prepare your own meat int he game, PETA jsut wants everyone to be a hardcore vegan. Wouldn't it be hilarious if some plant advocate group shot up who was against the mistreatment and eating of plants. Then they and PETA could fight it out over which we should eat (hopefully destroying both in the process).

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

And then the hippies will rejoice saying 'thank God we don't have to associate with these nuts anymore'.

Such a fight would be awesome and hell maybe we could sell tickets.

Anyway PETA and MADD almost have a rumble but they didn't, pity too.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama


Hey, if you guys go to the PETA Mama Game, click on Ask Mama For Vegan Recipes, and put in some text like this:

I love the Cooking Mama series and PETA's new parody of it, but I would love to see Mama make more animal based recipes or even a game with just animal based recipes. There is no doubt that I would play it!

Animals raised and killed for food have no federal legal protection from the abuses that they suffer, including neglect, mutilations, chronic pain, and crippling, but we are at the top of the food chain for a reason.  So PETA can get over it.

Please consider adding an animal based recipe Cooking Mama game to your wonderful series, and gamers around the world will love you for it.

Your fellow friendly meat eater.


Now I really hope PETA comes to this article, haha.

PS: I am going to hell for being an asshole...

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Yeah, ask for recipies like lobster (boiled alive) or that cool HK recipe where they put shrimp in a bowl filled with wine and they get totally s***faced drunk, and then they fry up the little bastards!

Then I might have to go buy a Wii...

 

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

"Yeah, ask for recipies like lobster (boiled alive) or that cool HK recipe where they put shrimp in a bowl filled with wine and they get totally s***faced drunk, and then they fry up the little bastards!  "

 

I believe the recipe is called "Drunken Shrimp." The way they prepare it here, the shrimps are marinated live in a rice wine mixture before they're steamed. Served with a soysauce/vinegar/leek dip. They're yummy, but shelling them takes some time.  A favorite for Chinese special occasions.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Personally, I pop the lobster in the freezer for a couple minutes first. It forces them into an almost hibernation-like state. Then I take a heavy knife, put the point in the seam on their head and press down. Quick,clean, and they don't feel a thing.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Even better, get that crazy recipe for shrimp where you eat it while its still alive.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I still would have loved to see Majesco rip into PETA. They need to be put in there place.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Everyone watch closely as they complain about using the dog as a 'slave'. 

Of course, even having a dog as a pet is 'slavery' to PETA.  So I, apparently, own a slave.  Except my slave doesn't do any work, and eats my expensive xbox controllers, my best steaks, anything left within his reach that might be tasty, and my wife's pillow (happened two nights ago, she spilled steak juice on it.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I don't own any pets. I am one of the hoomans shared by 2 cats.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Your wife spilled steak juice on her pillow? I must hear this story.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I make very, very juicy steak.

Take a ribeye or filet mignon and a pan.  Put some butter in the pan and start it melting, meanwhile put garlic salt and seasoning salt on both sides of the steak, then tenderize it.  Afterwards, drop it in the pan with the butter.  Now, pour Guinness over the steak, and cook to taste.  Serve with potatoes, carrots, macaroni and cheese, whatever you want.  Goes great with a pint of Guinness.

Anyway, I was too lazy to set the table, and my son was at practice, so I decided we would have steak in bed.  Which went pretty well until the dog jumped on the bed.

Not nearly as exciting as you were hoping for, no doubt.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Will Pales Pilsen or rice wine work just as well? I'm afraid my country's pretty short on Guinness.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Uhhhhh no... It needs to be a heavy beer.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Hmmm...actually the rice wine sounds intresting, make a marinade with it and let it soak in the fridge at least a couple hours before cooking.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

mmmm, I do mine similar, fried with butter and garlic puree, its the only way to treat a good steak, juicy and succulent. no guiness though.

 

mmmm, animal carcass....

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Hmmm never tried Guiness, I may have to. But considering I like my steak to still be twitching on my plate when I cut it, I'm not sure how much it'll actually affect the meat.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

A friend of mine pretty much described the way a steak needs to be cooked

Rare: Scare the cow with a candle.

Medium: Light the candle first.

 

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

UMMMM a person after my own digestive system.

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Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Guinness = Liquid Delicious

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Olde English > Guinness.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Don't let Duffman hear you say that.  He's a violent little fuck.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Theres a reason my friends and I call ourselves a Pride (Or Pack for a couple of them, she's very Wolfish), We have very predatory...attitudes about certain things. 

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I'm kind of curious as well, but then again, I'm not sure I want to know . . .

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Oh, but by having a domesticated animal, you've upset the delicate balance of man and nature. That poor, pampered pup of yours is an abomination against nature. No, no, clearly the best thing to do would be to euthanize the poor thing so it will no longer miss the sirens call of not having regular meals and a warm place to sleep.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Don't forget about how he'll miss not having three people who love him, medical care everytime he eats something that someone doesn't think he should, a bed that costs about what a Wii costs, a few acres to run free in, and those car rides we go on every day where he sticks his head out the window while I do some quick errands.

Such a terrible thing, animal slavery.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Will someone please think of the puppies?!

After doing some searching, all I have to say is Jesus F'ing Christ!!

"The cat, like the dog, must disappear..... We should cut the domestic cat free from our dominance by neutering, neutering, and more neutering, until our pathetic version of the cat ceases to exist."
-John Bryant, Fettered Kingdoms: An Examination of a Changing Ethic, PETA 1982, p.15.

 

 

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

*twitch* This guy is... insane doesn't even begin to describe it. He has descended into all new depths of madness.

"There are some things in life worth making a fuss over. This probably isn't one of them."~ Something a lot of stressed-out people in the world need to remember.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Sweet Mother Bast! Was that guy WANTING to get himself gelded?!?!

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Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

If Lady Bast was offended by what Mr. Bryant said, I do not blame her in the slightest.

Now excuse me while I look for one of my D&D books.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Exactly. If you want to figure out who is the slave, ask yourself who opens doors for whom ;)

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

That's not really fair man dogs can't open doors. If you owned a slave that couldn't open doors you'd have to open doors for him.

When I first heard their idea that animals are slaves I thought they only meant farm animals, you know like an oxe or a horse pulling a plow. Then I realized they meant pets, and I sitll can't get over the stupidity of that statement.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

hell you want to talk about slaves... just look at any relationship that involves owning a cat... who is the slave there?

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

who is the slave there?

Well, seeing as there's a fairly decent argument that cats domesticated themselves...

-Gray17

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Cats, unlike dogs, didn't become friends with humans, they saw humans much as a lion sees a watering hole. The ancient Egyptians' graineries drew their prefered food source so they hunted there and eventually became partners. But anyone who ones a cat will tell you that the term "Domestication" can only be loosely applied to felines, especially if they have cats that spend time outdoors.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

That'd be part of why it's said that cats domesticated themselves. Everything else humans brought into their settlments and tamed. Cat's moved in on their own, and stuck around because they liked the place.

-Gray17

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

It's also part of the reason why dogs make better pets. The cat doesn't love you, he's just there because its convenient. The dog will love you. My furry friend follows me around the house, when I sit at my desk he sits in my spare office chair (its a lazy boy recliner), when I sit at the table he sits next to me, when I'm on the couch in the basement he sits on the other one, etc.  Cats, cats are just there because they know they can get food. 

Rudyard Kipling wrote a great story about it in his book 'just so stories' or something to that effect.  The story is called 'the cat that walks by himself'.  I still have the book that my grandfather read those stories out of, its great.  Really wonderful children stories, much better than the crap written today for children.

Seriously, any parent here, go buy Just So Stories.

***EDIT***
Found a link.  Hell yeah. http://www.petrescue.com/library/cat-walked.htm

It's only for the cat that walked by himself, but still.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Weird.  When I sit at my desk, my cat is at my feet.  I can't shut the bathroom door completely because my cat will want in too, where he sits at my feet while I sit on the toilet.  When I lie down on my bed, my cat is there using my legs as a pillow.  I nap, he naps.   He does go off and does his own thing, but most of the time, he is right by my side.  It's been like this since the day I brought him home and placed him on the floor to set up his necessities.  He pitched a fit until I came back and picked him up.  I spent the first three months I had him, holding him.  

 

 

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I'll have to disagree as well with the cats not loving their masters comments. My cat may be a special case, but here goes...

I got my cat from an animal shelter about 4 years ago. Her mother was killed too early for her and her littermates to be weened properly, and she displays a few of the suckling habits associated with that (suckling/biting on fingers mostly, which i've worked on breaking her of that habit for as long as I can remember. Apparently I suck at behavior conditioning >.<). She has most definately been attached at my hip from the moment I picked her up. Even now at 4 years old she absolutely has to be in the same room as me, or someone else she considers a member of my home  that she likes (my girlfriend for example). If I close my door at night, she'll paw at it until I let her in so she can snuggle up next to me (preferably), and when I push her off she then chooses a pile of clothing that has my smell.

The most telling thing was when I had my back surgery (a knee surgery, back surgery, going bald, I have the body of a 40 year old I swear) my cat was whining at my mother who was taking care of me until she'd get up and go into the other room to tend to me, and then continue whining when she'd leave the room, whilst my male cat would stand guard at the foot of my bed, pacing back and forth to keep others he did not want to get too close. They were displaying a weird variation of pack behavior, which to me is as close as you're going to get to love in some kind of animals.

Man this rant went on for awhile... How does this relate to PETA? Oh yeah, screw you PETA!!!! I'll wear my faux furr and eat a big juicy steak as rare as they can make it by law so it bleeds when I bite into it all I want!!!

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Domesticated Cats do develop a "Pride" structure. But yeah I've had my cats actually crawl under the covers with me when I had a high fever/chills to keep me warm, They'd even take shifts licking my forehead to try and keep my forehead damp between changes of the wet washcloth. (Can you tell I'm predjuced?)

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I'm not so much prejudiced against dogs. In fact, when I get a stable home i'm looking into getting a German Shepherd, but right now I would feel it wrong to keep that kind of dog in a cramp apartment. I had a friend that raised them and even did a little dog show every now and then. They're obscenely sweet and very protective.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

LOL I was raised around Bulldogs,Dobermans,Samoyeds, Chows, etc etc. (And yes I was perfectly safe around all these "Dangerous" breeds. Assholes just don't know how to treat them)

  I like dogs, my last one was a Newfoundland/Chow mix who's favorite game was "Goose the kitty" I'm just more suited, Personality/Temperment wise, to cats at this point in my life. That and like you I don't have space for the dog I want.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

The truth is quite the opposite, because of the nature of the realtionship between people and dogs or cats it determined the depth of said relationship. Dogs are domesticated and bred to be subservient, the relationship is thus always a one sided matter, Cats however see themselves as equals, and thus when you bond with a cat its a mutual bond.

 

Thats not to say that dogs don't love you its just the nature of power in any relationship.

Also people misunderstand cats because they have a very different set of body language to people, so if you don't know cats theyure harder to understand.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

 Actually, part of it is the fact that all canines are "Pack" hunters. There is a easily defined social order based on Dominant/Submissive to a pack. With a dog, as opposed to a wolf or coyote, the humans they live with are "Alpha", they provide food and protection to the rest of the pack.

 With most felines, they are basicly solitary, with the exception of Lions. A group of felines may have a "alpha" but all and all it's a group of equals that live together, but often hunt seperately. That dynamic extends to the "Domesticated" feline. A Human provides food, but so does the cat (Anyone who has a cat bring in a squirrel, thats why, they are adding meat for the pot.) But if a cat doesn't like the living conditions, they are more likely to just leave then a dog is. There have also been anecdotes of a cat remembering who mistreated them, even to the point of attacking the person after months or even years after being removed or being removed from the mistreatment.

 

That being said, I've had quite a few cats who are amazingly loving, most of them were strays I "Tamed" or adopted from shelters. (And most of the adopted ones were older ones or traumatized/abused "Hard cases" that they have troble getting adopted.)

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Seriously, no offense to any of you pet lovers, but I think you're all insane. I think most pet owners mistakenly assign "love" to the relationship they think their pet has with them when they should really be assigning it as "attachment" or "dependance". 

I mean, really folks, dogs and cats are both fundamentally dumb animals - they both score pretty low in the intelligence index when compared to apes or some marine mammals. The only difference is that we're around them that much more when we raise them as pets that we assign emotions to our pets' actions when there really are none. 

That kiss your dog just gave you by licking you was it actually collecting salts from your face/hand. Your cat does the same thing except he prefers to do it from his fur.  Dogs view you as the pack leader and cats view you as a source of comfort and food (as another poster suggested). These are just a few examples.

All that being said, I do enjoy the company of a pet as much as anyone else here. Obviously, I don't think about this stuff when I'm with a pet or playing with my pet but I try not to kid myself as to what each party is getting out of the arrangement.

Of course that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I disagree that the cat doesn't love you. Both the cats I've had in the past were quite loving, and the two we just got look like they'll shape up to be just as friendly and loving.

-Gray17

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

As a cat owner, I'm pretty sure cats will only love you so long as you give them everything they want.

For example: Take a dog and a cat to the vet. The dog comes home and stares at you for the next couple days with the "Why did you do that to me?" eyes. The cat comes home and doesn't want anything to do with you for a few days.

Miss the dog's feeding, and he stares at you with "I'm hungry!" eyes. Miss the cat's feeding, and he doesn't want anything to do with you and destroys something expensive.

Pet the dog when he doesn't want you to, and he gets excited - "Yay, I'm getting attention!" Pet the cat when he doesn't want you to, and you lose an eye.

As long as you're providing what the cat wants, it'll love you. Screw up, and you're on the shit list. The dog, however, will still love you and wonder why you don't love him back.

 
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