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PETA Invading WoW to Stop Baby Seal Slaughter

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Maybe it’s because I never really ventured past Diablo and have no real clue how World of Warcraft plays (something I’m really quite proud of), but am I the only one who can’t get their head around Peta’s WoW endeavors?

Maybe it’s because I never really ventured past Diablo and have no real clue how World of Warcraft plays (something I’m really quite proud of), but am I the only one who can’t get their head around Peta’s WoW endeavors?

The animal rights advocacy group this week announced that they’d be taking another avenue in the fight against the Canadian seal slaughter. According to the group’s blog, this Saturday WoW players will have the chance to combat a team of four Horde seal killers.

“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,” writes guest poster Ryan Huling from peta2. “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,” Ryan finished.

Those interested in taking part must be in the WhisperWind realm in order to fight. Once in the WhisperWind realm, players should head to Northrend, where you will find a zone called Howling Fjord, where the baby seals live on glaciers and boats float in the fjords. This will be the battleground to stop the slaughter.

Battle takes place Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. EST and players are advised that they must be a Level 70 or higher to play.

Despite the fact that this is a rather odd medium for PETA, WoW players are pretty adamant that the servers won’t hold up.

“Whisperwind is NOT a pvp server, most likely you are just going to be a witness to the biggest in game seal slaughter and you will be powerless to do anything about it,” writes Bumcrum. “Whisperwind is already a very high population server, which means most PETA members are just going to see the queue screen like the Ron Paul people did,” he adds.

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    kenyee , April 8, 2009 4:56 PM
    It'd be funny if WoW players all showed up and killed off all the PETA characters, then kill off all the seals, then steal the boats :-)
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    ira176 , April 8, 2009 5:54 PM
    Isn't PETA one of those terrorist organizations???
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    biscuits_are_yummy , April 8, 2009 6:00 PM
    Wow, I lucked out big time. I have a character on that server. Oh it's on now... Saturday + Fraps = YouTube video of in game special event spectacular happy fun time!

    It's seal clubbin' time, buddy.

    *throws on sunglasses*
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    LATTEH , April 8, 2009 4:54 PM
    im sorry but this made me LOL big time
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    theJ , April 8, 2009 4:56 PM
    Ha, that's funny. I thought for a minute this was another April Fools joke.

    PETA's going to get it handed to them...
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    kenyee , April 8, 2009 4:56 PM
    It'd be funny if WoW players all showed up and killed off all the PETA characters, then kill off all the seals, then steal the boats :-)
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    JMcEntegart , April 8, 2009 4:58 PM
    kenyeeIt'd be funny if WoW players all showed up and killed off all the PETA characters, then kill off all the seals, then steal the boats :-)


    Haha, oh man. It's so wrong to laugh, but +1! I agree with their cause but this idea is a bit out there.
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    OrderChaos , April 8, 2009 5:13 PM
    PETA = People for the Eating of Tasty Animals (sarcasm intended)

    LOL PETA has always, and from the looks of it always will be, Crazy in the way they go about their agenda. I don't care if you agree with them or not (I don't for the most part) you have to agree that PETA is pretty much only good for the lolz.
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    hyssar , April 8, 2009 5:22 PM
    The funniest thing is that many people don't understand that if you don't manage the seal population, they're all going to die from hunger... about WoW, cmon, it's a g-a-m-e!
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    joex444 , April 8, 2009 5:38 PM
    I have absolutely no knowledge about WoW, but I would love to see a mass seal extinction. Hell, invade early and club seals from here to Saturday.
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    jerreece , April 8, 2009 5:54 PM
    PETA isn't known for the brightest and best marketing ideas. They are well known for really stupid off the wall stuff though. PETA groups have been known to be so staunch in their protection of animals, that they have willingly caused harm to humans in the process.

    I'm all for protecting seals (especially baby ones), but WoW is probably not the best advertising location.
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    ira176 , April 8, 2009 5:54 PM
    Isn't PETA one of those terrorist organizations???
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    biscuits_are_yummy , April 8, 2009 6:00 PM
    Wow, I lucked out big time. I have a character on that server. Oh it's on now... Saturday + Fraps = YouTube video of in game special event spectacular happy fun time!

    It's seal clubbin' time, buddy.

    *throws on sunglasses*
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    jkbaylor , April 8, 2009 6:10 PM
    April fools!!! Wait......this is real?
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    Scotteq , April 8, 2009 6:36 PM
    Heh - If the PETA folks want to make a statement, how about heading down to Daytona Bike Week and tossing paint on all the people wandering around wearing "Animal Skins". Then follow the PETA folks around with cameras, put the results on Pay Per View TV, and donate the proceeds to charity.

    I'd pay to see that :) 
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    tayb , April 8, 2009 6:41 PM
    I think they should stick to showing attractive women naked because they refuse to wear fur. That actually gets my attention.
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    Regected , April 8, 2009 6:54 PM
    PETA's animal shelter has a lower adoption rate than any other major animal shelter in the country. That means that PETA kills more animals than anyone. I can't see how that is ethical treatment of animals.

    If I still played WoW, I would just sit where they are planning to do this and kill all the seals as the spawn. Stupid terrorist hiding behind an ideological agenda.
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    blasko229 , April 8, 2009 6:54 PM
    You know seals would try to slaughter humans if evolution gave them opposable thumbs.
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    tayb , April 8, 2009 7:15 PM
    RegectedPETA's animal shelter has a lower adoption rate than any other major animal shelter in the country. That means that PETA kills more animals than anyone. I can't see how that is ethical treatment of animals.If I still played WoW, I would just sit where they are planning to do this and kill all the seals as the spawn. Stupid terrorist hiding behind an ideological agenda.


    PETA takes in an enormous amount of animals that have been abused or neglected, far more than any other shelter. On top of that they have RIDICULOUS requirements for adopting the animals. I have a huge back yard that is safe and fun to play with and two other happy and healthy animals but was turned out TWICE when I tried to adopt an animal from a shelter. I ended up buying one from a local breeder instead of helping out a homeless one because I wasn't ALLOWED to help out a homeless one. It is insanity.
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    WheelsOfConfusion , April 8, 2009 7:20 PM
    PETA: always good for a lol.

    You'd think that, for all the attention-getting campaigns they can come up with, they'd actually be making some real progress. Unfortunately their campaigns, their internal hypocrisy, and what I suspect to be their batshit-loopy higher-ups give lie to the old saying about "there's no such thing as bad publicity."
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    hemelskonijn , April 8, 2009 7:23 PM
    There has always been some PETA in WoW:

    D.E.H.T.A (Druids for the Ethical and Humane Treatment of Animals) is an organization created in direct opposition to master hunter Hemet Nesingwary (just for the record, yes there is yet another Hemet Nesingwary.. in STV, Nagrand and now in Northrend, soon we won't have any more animals in Azeroth but well well). They are opposed to what is essentially the decimation of the wildlife caused by Nesingwary and his hunters, and they also give players the chance to battle Hemet's hunters.

    They give ironic quests to collect hunter ears. They ask you to play tricks on hunters, springing baby elephants from traps, and feeding four-legged friends. Their quest line ends in a mounted chase: with you riding down a boss character atop a woolly mammoth, complete with charge, and elephantine roar abilities.
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    hemelskonijn , April 8, 2009 7:26 PM
    I forgot the above mentioned quest lines completes the D.E.H.T.A's Little P.I.T.A achievement
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    iron-e , April 8, 2009 7:34 PM
    hyssarThe funniest thing is that many people don't understand that if you don't manage the seal population, they're all going to die from hunger


    I'm no tree-hugger, but I think that's a lousy excuse to beat something to death with a club. It's an even lamer reason than "If I club this infant seal, make a fluffy coat and give it to a woman she will sleep with me."
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