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PETA Accuses Pokemon of Encouraging Animal Abuse

Evidently missed a major theme of the franchise

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Animal rights group PETA has condemned the Pokémon media franchise and video game series, saying it "paints a rosy picture of what amounts to thinly veiled animal abuse."

The Pokémon series tells the stories of young "trainers" who befriend wild critters called Pokémon, help them grow stronger, and coach them through a series of non-fatal sparring matches against other trainers.

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