Following a Massachusetts high school petition protesting the treatment of dogs in Call of Duty: World at War
, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is now joining the protest
as well. Upon seeing news of the protest, PETA sent publisher Activision Blizzard
an invitation to take one of its "Developing Empathy for Animals" seminars for free. The organization has also sent the company a package of Nintendogs
for the DS, which it deems "dog-friendly." PETA hopes the puppy sim will help influence Activision's treatment of animals in future games, with the organization's blog noting "perhaps the next Call of Duty
game will have you unlock achievements for petting the dogs you encounter and going on walks or playing Frisbee with them."
Is that before or after the Nazi attack dog bites the player's hand off?