Not a long time has passed since the last PETA controversy but it seems that the organization is not keen on learning from its past mistakes. Just this April, Bored Panda wrote about their cringe-worthy attempt to stop people from drinking cow’s milk and earlier this year, the organization received huge backlash over their criticism of Steve Irwin. This time, it came under the spotlight for featuring a Pokemon Wooloo in their marketing campaign that’s speaking out against shearing sheep. It is not the first time the infamous animal rights organization has attempted to use videogame characters to push their agenda and to make a controversial statement. This time, PETA’s target is Pokémon Sword and Shield and its new sheep pocket monster Wooloo which was introduced during the most recent Pokémon Direct presentation. Judging from people’s reaction on Twitter, Pokemon fans are definitely not on board with PETA using Wooloo to push their agenda. In addition to this, many were quick to point out that the campaign is not only disgraceful – it is also spreading dangerous misinformation. PETA’s tweet featured Wooloo standing with a sign that says, “I’m not your Wooloo sweater,” suggesting that shearing sheep is animal cruelty. However, the majority of people who have a basic education understand that shearing domesticated sheep is necessary for their health. But who are we to tell PETA what’s right for animals?..

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Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok, but to be fair, sheep have been artificially selected for maximum yield. So technically, it's our fault that they need sheering. In their original, wild form, they could sort themselves out just by walking around in bushland.

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AloofFox
Community Member
1 year ago

Wooloo’s word is law!

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#3

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
1 year ago

Bet Peta feel sheepish now.

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#4

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FatBaby
Community Member
1 year ago

Bad move, Peta

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inhighspeed
Community Member
1 year ago

Keep it up Tommo.

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#6

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Johnny
Community Member
1 year ago

That's only because they were bred that way -- wild sheep shed their coats naturally. Based on past behavior, PETA would have no issue with slaughtering these specially bred sheep so no sheep at all would need shearing.

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#7

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
1 year ago

Me to Ryan Reynold's Detective Pikachu.

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TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
1 year ago

PETA reminds me of celebrity super fans that love the celebrity so much they end up killing them

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#9

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

Next peta promo: stop putting animals in tiny red and white balls!

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#10

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Sugar Latte
Community Member
1 year ago

Even Pokemon disagrees with Petas remark...

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#11

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AloofFox
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha!

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#12

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AloofFox
Community Member
1 year ago

Wait... Really?!?!?!

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#13

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Foxyloxylou
Community Member
1 year ago

peeled sheep. hilarious!

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

And the horrible flystrike they can get when they get daggy at the back....what's crueller, giving ur sheep a haircut or letting maggots eat them alive?!

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Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

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Cruelty to any sentient being is not a game..... but how can we make you realize it?

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#16

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AloofFox
Community Member
1 year ago

*grabs handfuls of wool*

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WaffleFryLife
Community Member
1 year ago

*clapclapclapclapclap*

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Christina Uhlir
Community Member
1 year ago

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I'm sure you can prove all those violations.

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Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

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Shut the ....up indifferent, cruel people, get the facts.

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Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

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Here we go, gentle people.

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