Originally Posted by lillb
I really don't understand how hurting an animal is going too far. If you look at GTA games they allow you to kill hundreds of "innocent" people. Is virtually killing an animal way worse than that? Do people protest Deer Hunter games? I can see not crossing the line of putting children into the game and letting the player kill children, that's a little much but if people are gonna be more concerned about hurting animals than humans, then this world is really fucked up.
I think the way most that you'll find most PETA-esque people thinking is in terms of equality among species, so that human life is not more important than animal life and vice versa, but that they both should be treated the same and without harm because animals are inferior beings.
Personally I am strongly against animal abuse but not to such an extent that I would deprive myself of a better game experience (or delicious meat).