PETA is not happy about the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons release. Much of your time spent in-game see you fishing, catching bugs and building cool things to decorate your island with. PETA does not want you to do any of this because, well, they are against games that show violence towards animals.

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On a new PETA post dedicated to living the “vegan life” in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the animal rights organization details a list of things you SHOULD NOT do in the game and it is a lot. The post explains that living a vegan life in Animal Crossing: New Horizons means you should not fish at all. It is also not okay to catch bugs too.

Blathers, the island museum caretaker should also not be allowed to build his museum on your island as “fish don’t belong in tanks, and bugs don’t below in tiny cases for villagers to gawk at”.

Your island should be a place where wildlife is free to live without being captured and exploited in a museum. In the real world, animals suffer in captivity at places like SeaWorld and roadside zoos. These animals are deprived everything natural and important to them. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you have the choice to let the animals who live on your island live free from harm, so please, leave them alone!

The post then goes on to reveal how one should begin to live the vegan lifestyle. This includes eating fruit and fruit only. This includes apples, peaches, pears, cherries, coconuts and oranges.

The most horrific of all is the fact that PETA does not want you to build a dog house for your dog which is actually not a thing in-game in the first place. While you can build it, you can’t have a pet. PETA claims that no dog should live at the end of a heavy, short, metal chain.


While I agree with many of these points when they relate to the real world, Animal Crossing: New Horizon is all about the life of fishing and catching bugs. You make money that way. You will be left with chopping wood if you have nothing else to do and I think even that is an anti-vegan action, right?

The post seems to just take advantage of the game’s mechanics in order to push PETA’s agenda. You can live the animal crossing life if you wish, but good luck paying off your home loan to Tom Nook.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is out now for Nintendo Switch. Check out our review of the game here.

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