NDA students protest video game's depiction of cruelty to animals

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Breanna Lucci knows her two Pomeranians -- Fluffy and Winnie the Pooh -- would not last two seconds in "Call of Duty: World at War," the immensely popular video game in which the animated gore piles high.

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Curious

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Mar 19, 2009
 
Oh seriously, its a video game.
Corey

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Mar 19, 2009
 
Hah! I was knifing German Shepherds to death in Wolfenstein-3D in 1992...when this girl was - she's 19 now - 2. Like her, I grew up with Pomeranians and there's only so much "RahRahRahRahRahRahRahRah RahRahRahRah!" you can humanly take, so the fact that they are alive and well shows that killing crazed nazi-dogs in games doesn't make you kill the really evil yippy dogs in real life.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
I just realized I've seen this girl's name before, too: She's the girl they interviewed at Town Fair Tire a few months back.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
you Have to be kidding me.
These kids have the values crossed.
The game is a war game
Its okay to see an animated persons body blowen up but killing the dog (self defense)
is wrong?????
Stop drinking the kool-aid they are giving you up at the ARL and think for your self.
And once again The fine folks at the MSPCA
have twisted the facts. in the game you can't snap the necks of the dogs or any of the players for that matter
pat

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Mar 19, 2009
 
that is dumb i mean you might as well go tell the pruducers of king kong that some people might start killing giant apes because of your movie you just dont do stuff like that
pat

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#7
Mar 19, 2009
 
your so dumb its a videa game for gods sake in fact i have it for wii i am a leval 65 my name is <n>pat if anyone wants to play me ask for my code
help us please

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Mar 19, 2009
 
this child is a screwball
Dave

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Mar 19, 2009
 
As an 18 year old, I often wonder how my fellow teens priorities become so out of order. I have played the game, and the attack dog part of the game is just a small part of it, and isn't entertaining at all. In fact, the killing of people isn't either. It is beating your friends or other people online that provides the satisfaction of victory. Rather then complaining about virtual dogs being hurt, why can't NDA donate time and effort to helping out at an animal shelter, where real, tangible animals lie suffering?

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#10
Mar 19, 2009
 
oh please, iv played this game 2 times (the dogs kill me!:() and the point is so the dogs can kill you, ITS SELF DEFENSE! oh and ps i dont like "killing people or animals either except for halo 3
Josh

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#12
Mar 19, 2009
 
Wow this girl needs to get a perspective on life. She's complaining about killing dogs, an occurance that happens a few times per game, as opposed to the killing of humans which the game itself is based on. Oh well, as long as these kids aren't getting messages about killing dogs, who really cares what else is present in the game?
Read a book instead

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Mar 20, 2009
 
I think the point is that one assumes even people who play video games know that killing people in real life is wrong. You can't be so sure about their attitudes toward animals, since the legal consequences aren't so dire. After all, they're playing video games. How smart can they be?
Breanna

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Mar 20, 2009
 
Members of the Animal Rights Club at NDA do volunteer at local Animal Shelters. The club is not saying that everyone that plays the video game goes out and abuses animals but there are some cases where it does happen. We just want people to be educated about how they should treat animals. If we do not treat animals right then how will we treat humans right. Be respectful of opinions even if you do not agree with it.
Dave wrote:
As an 18 year old, I often wonder how my fellow teens priorities become so out of order. I have played the game, and the attack dog part of the game is just a small part of it, and isn't entertaining at all. In fact, the killing of people isn't either. It is beating your friends or other people online that provides the satisfaction of victory. Rather then complaining about virtual dogs being hurt, why can't NDA donate time and effort to helping out at an animal shelter, where real, tangible animals lie suffering?
WoW

Lowell, MA

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#15
Mar 20, 2009
 
Please, rich kid from NDA with nothing else to do but whine about a video game.
WoW

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Mar 20, 2009
 
Breanna wrote:
Members of the Animal Rights Club at NDA do volunteer at local Animal Shelters. The club is not saying that everyone that plays the video game goes out and abuses animals but there are some cases where it does happen. We just want people to be educated about how they should treat animals. If we do not treat animals right then how will we treat humans right. Be respectful of opinions even if you do not agree with it.
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WoW you are clueless is that respectful enough for you.
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Mar 20, 2009
 
Read a book instead wrote:
I think the point is that one assumes even people who play video games know that killing people in real life is wrong. You can't be so sure about their attitudes toward animals, since the legal consequences aren't so dire. After all, they're playing video games. How smart can they be?
Are you forgeting about the guy who was roasting a squaril in his back yard they went after him hard how long did it take for them to arrest that tart down in Fla. for killing her daughter?
People in glass houses

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Mar 20, 2009
 
Read a book instead wrote:
I think the point is that one assumes even people who play video games know that killing people in real life is wrong. You can't be so sure about their attitudes toward animals, since the legal consequences aren't so dire. After all, they're playing video games. How smart can they be?
Wow, it looks as though somebody's got a narrow-minded view of the world. Maybe you should take your own advice. Reading a book would be a lot more constructive than surfing internet forums and insulting a hobby enjoyed by millions of people world-wide. You would also come across as less of a overly-pretentious, hypocritical elitist wanna-be.
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Mar 20, 2009
 
I don't think playing a video game encourages violence toawrds animals, I think that if someone was going to hurt an anmial, it wouldn't take a game to make them do it, they would do it no matter what.
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#21
Mar 20, 2009
 
ok so not all the nda girls believe in the fact that this game will lead to the actual abuse of animals. in the game, the dog attacking is for self defense. would you just pet the dog if it came up and attacked you or would u attack it back.
lola

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#22
Mar 20, 2009
 
I think you should give this girl a break, all she is doing is trying to make people aware of the situation if you like playing the game go for it but there is no reason you have to be nasty about it just because you think kids at private school are so rich and everything. Most people at those schools are stuggling to stay there so i think you should think about what you are saying and repsect her. If you didn't like what she had to say, who cares the people who did like it can read it and take things from it.
Chris

Manchester, NH

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#23
Mar 20, 2009
 
wow nice making assumptions that everyone at nda is rich and whiny. I dont think breanna is doing something proactive by being so involved and not being whiny at all, she is volunteering and publicly voicing her opinions.

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