PETA Invading WoW to Stop Baby Seal Slaughter

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.

Anyone planning on joining in?

    im sorry but this made me LOL big time
  • theJ
    Ha, that's funny. I thought for a minute this was another April Fools joke.

    PETA's going to get it handed to them...
  • kenyee
    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 :-)
  • JMcEntegart
    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.
  • OrderChaos
    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.
  • hyssar
    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!
  • joex444
    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.
  • jerreece
    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.
  • ira176
    Isn't PETA one of those terrorist organizations???
  • biscuits_are_yummy
    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*