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PETA criticizes use of fighting pit bulls in Mafia Wars

By Dave Rudden, GamePro
April 23, 2010 02:21 PM ET

GamePro - Earlier this week, Zynga introduced pit bulls and African lions as items in Mafia Wars in preparation for an upcoming update in which "animals will become a fully-fledged combat item class." PETA has taken exception to the move, stating on its official blog that "perpetuating the image of pit bulls as fighting machines is reckless and wrong."

While PETA doesn't completely condemn Zynga, mentioning the positive portrayal of animals within games like Farmville, the group does encourage anyone offended by the move to email Zynga's customer service department to register a complaint. Do you think Zynga went to far, or is PETA just overreacting?

SOURCE: Mafia War(s) Declared on Animals! [The PETA Files, via GamePolitics]

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