PETA remind StarCraft 2 players that “Zerglings have feelings, too”


PETA have announced that they will be attending the StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm launch event in Irvine, California, where they will will be distributing leaflets that remind readers that “gamers and nongamers alike should have compassion for all beings—even those who are very different from us.”

Written by PETA member Joel Bartlett, a blog post on the animal rights group’s website said “when playing StarCraft, I had noticed how the Zerg were treated more like animals than like other people. I couldn’t help but wonder if there would be an analog to PETA in the world of StarCraft […] [W]hile Zerglings are not real, there are many equally “strange” and exotic animals we share this planet with who deserve our empathy. Just because crocodiles and snakes look alien to us, that doesn’t make it OK to skin them alive for a handbag, shoes, or a belt.” So, if you are attending tonight’s launch event in Irvine, California, spare a thought for the Zerg.

Thanks, Polygon.