I woke up a few minutes too late today, it was still chilly, around 10C (50F) but the ground fog had left and some flies had started to fly around. Not so many that I got annoyed but I really wish their season would be over by now. WE had a nice walk anyway since the sun was shining and the wind blowing. I didn’t much wildlife though, just a few geese that flew above our heads (and the flies of course 🙂 ).
I guess You all have heard about the game Pokemon? It seems everyone now is out on the streets looking for Pokemon’s to catch with their mobile phones. They are so in to this that they don’t notice anything around them and some I’ve read has even been robbed while looking for these creatures. Do You know what this game is all about? It is all about animals fighting for the amusement of humans. Some of the creatures use electricity, some wind, some water and so on.
These creatures are then used in fights and of course even in the game they suffer but get miraculously better after resting in one of the “balls” (I don’t know the name of that ball) so they can fight once again. There are championships and the owner can get prices of course. Yes I know this is just a game and the creatures aren’t real but does kids understand that? To be honest does grownups understand i because there are plenty of dogfighting, cockfighting and other such things around the world.
If it is ok to let animals fight in games will kids growing up with this understand that it isn’t ok to do so in real life with real animals? Most will of course understand that animal fights are wrong but plenty enough will not. Have You seen what a bait dog looks like? the one that doesn’t fight but they let other dogs attack? Have You seen what the fighting dogs look like afterwards? Roosters and dogs die when being forced to fight, yes they are forced because they would never do this if they had a choise.
So that’s why I really hate games like this and just can’t understand how people can think it is a fun thing. So if You belong to those thinking this is a fun game and get hits by a car while trying to catch one of these creatures all I have to say is that You deserve it.
Have a great day!