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Grand Theft Auto V

Animal Rights Group

DEMANDS BOYCOTT!

9/21/2013 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Grand Theft Auto V" crossed the line by allowing  game-playing children to run over, behead and kill animals -- and a prominent animal rights group is calling for a boycott.

Jack Carone from In Defense of Animals tells TMZ ... his group is incensed that Rockstar Games is capitalizing off animal torture -- and it doesn't matter if it's real or fake.  He says it perpetuates what he calls "institutionalized violence" against helpless animals.

"The makers of this game have traded decency for money" Jack says, adding, "Encouraging the darkest impulses of young people is not an admirable pursuit."

For what it's worth ... the ability to kill animals in the game is not a new feature ... and animal violence has been included in every game.

Regardless ... Carone says, "animals don't need any more targets painted on them in the name of fun."

So we gotta ask ...

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The_truth_will_set_you_free    

My 12 year old brother saved for weeks for this ****y game and I watched him play this crap yesterday... The buying blow jobs and punching women made me cringe far more than a damn cow getting hit... Smh

313 days ago
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Dana    

It's disgusting. Children are very Impressinable and having animals hurt for fun sends a terrible message. People will argue the game is rated M and is for adults, but those same people, and the folks at Rockstar know children are the primary target market.

313 days ago
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melody vixen    

It is a mature rated game intended for mature adults. You have to be 17 or older to buy it. If Children are playing it is the parents own damn fault for allowing it. Stop blaming video games for your children's actions and take responsibility yourself. Soon we will be no better than Australia censoring violence from video games. It's a game, also know as not real life. If an adult doesn't know that it's not ok to brutally kill an animal there is no more hope left for them.

313 days ago
4.

Liz    

They have already made a billion I doubt Rockstar gives a flying ****.

Also it's a bit hypocritical to be so damn worried about the violence against fake animals rather than humans too. So get off your high horse bitches.

313 days ago
5.

Michael M    

Lets boycott mario while we're at it. Those turtule have suffered enough

313 days ago
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Starkvegas24    

IT'S A GAME! Play and enjoy!

313 days ago
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nof    

"How To Make Money..."


"Showing Us Different Ways To Kill Things."


"Ka-Ching..."

313 days ago
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nof    

Porn, Grand Theft Auto, Batterers.Molesters?


-all the same.


De-sensitizes the World to Animals, Women, Kids.


Thank God for Groups and People That Care.

313 days ago
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LDB    

can we still look at animals? apparently looking at animals are abuse

313 days ago
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nof    

It's like Electronic-Jihad.


After fifty games you move to Pakistan.

313 days ago
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nof    

Retards buy it, retards watch it, retards play it.


Killing The World = A Perfect Score.

313 days ago
12.

BoilingBleach    

IT'S A F***ING VIDEO GAME!! IT'S NOT F***ING REAL!!

313 days ago
13.

Azi    

UNBELIEVABLE !!!!! Now TMZ is reporting on video games.....LOL......how lame !!!!!

313 days ago
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nof    

If ye wanna see the typical audience and IQ of who-buys-this?


Drive by the line at Best Buy.


Those camped-out for release of "VI".


And they're not even embarrassed they're camping-out in anticipating of it -


Me I'd at least wear a mask.

313 days ago
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Ozzie X    

there is Grand Theft Auto in my pants. Lets make it obvious you dingle berries got paid for all the adverts.

313 days ago
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