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

You must have had poorly trained/socialized cats, as none of the cats I've had have behaved that poorly.

The worst I've had for a trip to the vet was a couple hours of a cat being unhappy. The worst for a missed feeding is a cat meowing incessantly for food.

Pet a cat when it doesn't want to be pet, and it gets up and moves elsewhere.

-Gray17

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Just So Stories are awesome. My parents had tons of old books growing up.

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I think every child needs to be read those stories at least once growing up.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

It seems to me that PETA attacked simply because cooking came to gaming.  I'm all for the ethical treatment of animals, but since no animals were actually harmed during the making of this game, and since no one is suggesting that the game advocates animal torture, I'm just not sure what PETA's point is here.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

PETA's goal is not ethical treatment of animals.

It's stated goal is the "total liberation of all animals"

So no using of animals for any reason whatsover, that includes cooking them, using game chars that look like animals or even having pets... They have been caught several times adopting all animals from a shelter and then DUMPING THE DEAD BODIES OF THOSE ANIMALS INTO TRASH BINS... From that I assume that PETA's point is better dead then used as a pet...

PETA are crazed zealot terrorists and nothing more...

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

Not to mention the head of PETA had a vien replaced in her arm that came from a cow.

HYPOCRIT MUCH

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I heard the VP uses insulin but can you get me a source on your claim?

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Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

just like jesus jack jones thompson, their point is that games are bad as killing animals

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson.... is dead... (funeral udruge, followed by Celebrate :D )

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson loves you, so kill for his amusement so we can get money for the new "People's Temple of Jesus Jack Jones Thompson"

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

I love the cutesy talk of the press release. Particularly the alliteration of "doggie debut". It warms the heart just to hear.

Re: Majesco Bites Back at PETA Attack on Cooking Mama

So just about 50% of the dishes are made from meat.  Boy PETA, don't you look a tad foolish.

Also, while I'm on the subject, why don't PETA just get on with it and start fire bombing the houses of meat eaters, since clearly cooking is the devils work in their eyes.

 
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