Grand Theft Auto V has apparently crossed a line, by allowing the game-playing public, including children, to run over, behead and kill animals. Now a prominent animal rights group is calling for a boycott of the game. Jack Carone from In Defense of Animals told TMZ on Saturday, Sept. 21, that his group is "incensed" by Rockstar Game's capitalizing off of animal torture. He says it matters not that it's fake, the game perpetuates what he calls institutionalized violence against helpless animals.
The ability to kill animals in GTA 5 is not a novel feature for the game. Animal violence has been included in every iteration of the popular video game.
"The makers of this game have traded decency for money", Carone said, adding, "Encouraging the darkest impulses of young people is not an admirable pursuit".
And "Grand Theft Auto V" isn't just about t-ts and violence, writes Matt Liebl on Gamezone. Apparently its about slaughtering animals too.
Meanwhile, character Franklin's storyline is loaded with racial slurs. Nearly every other sentence contains the dreaded N-word.
And the sexualized female roles in the game are typically regulated to being prostitutes and strippers.
Players can buy up properties, visit strip clubs and even hire hookers to entertain them. And if all else fails, you can always go on a massive killing spree. Sounds like fun.
Is it any wonder we live in a society of mass-murderous shootings? What do you think?