Fable II wins animal rights award

PETA praises Peter's pet project.

Fable II has been named the most animal-friendly videogame of 2008 by campaign group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

According to the organisation's website, Fable II is "a vegetarian's dream come true".

No, not because it's a bacon sandwich, but because, "In this virtual fight between good and evil, characters powered by tofu are just as powerful as their meat-eating counterparts - and are more fit and attractive to boot."

PETA goes on to observe that eating plant-based foods helps you earn "purity" points, while scoffing delicious meat "makes your character fat and evil".

"A fun and innovative game, it's also an effective tool that teaches gamers the real-life benefits of a vegetarian diet," don't you know. They don't mention the dog.

This isn't the first time PETA has taken an interest in videogames. In November, which was a similarly slow month for news, the organisation parodied Cooking Mama, criticising the original game for featuring too much delicious meat.

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