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With PETA in mind, Bungie won’t use animal mounts in ‘Destiny’

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Fearing backlash from animal rights groups like the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, Bungie announced that its upcoming multi-platform title Destiny will not feature animal mounts, according to a report today from GameSpot.

Answering questions in the latest installment of its Weekly Update feature, Bungie said they did not want to feel the wrath of PETA for subjecting animals in Destiny to a mode of transportation for the game’s characters.

“We considered animal mounts, but the weight-load of the Titan’s heavy armor kept breaking their backs, and we knew that PETA would go absolutely berserk,” Bungie said.

According to the report, PETA has been outspoken on the subject of animal rights in other video games, creating parodies of titles like Super Meat Boy, Pokemon and Mario.

Destiny gamers should not fret about transportation, however, as it’s likely that the game, like Halo before it, will feature a bevy of vehicle choices.

With a beta test set for this summer for PlayStation platforms, Destiny is set to launch for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 on Sept. 9.


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