The cockfighting minigame in Far Cry 6 has raised a few eyebrows.
Far Cry 6 players will be able to explore the Caribbean island of Yara, the island is under the rule of dictator ‘El Presidente’ Anton Castillo, but that’s not all, the game has a cockfighting minigame in which players can select their favourite bird and prepare to battle it out.
The title has just launched yet is already facing some controversy over this minigame as cockfighting is essentially a blood sport where the birds battle each other until the death.
The sport was made illegal in the UK back in the 1950’s so there is no surprise it has received some backlash, PETA already addressed the fishing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and now it seems they have spoken out on this game too.
Alicia Aguayo, PETA Latino Senior Manager said “Turning a horrific blood sport like cockfighting into a Mortal Kombat–style video game match is a far cry from real innovation, as today’s society is strongly opposed to forcing animals to fight to the death. Roosters used in cockfights are fitted with sharp spurs that tear through flesh and bone, causing agonizing and fatal injuries. PETA Latino urges Ubisoft to replace this reprehensible minigame with one that doesn’t glorify cruelty.”
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