PETA wants GIANTS Software to create an accurate depiction of the farming industry with Farming Simulator 2017, so it's asked them to add slaughter footage showing pigs that are killed by being “hung upside down, stabbed, and dropped into scalding-hot water”.
"animals are not ours to eat" is the motto that PETA stands by, and it wants video games to show the grim realities of what happens to animals on some of the farms in the industry. In a latter sent to Christian Ammann, managing director of Switzerland-based GIANTS Software, PETA asks that footage from abattoirs be included.
"Farming Simulator 17 should either show the nightmarish reality endured by pigs at the abattoir or change into Vegan Farming Simulator 17 and let players grow crops – to do anything else would be dishonest", says PETA European Outreach Liaison Harriet Barclay. "PETA urges anyone who considers pig-slaughter footage too gruesome to include in a simulator game to rid their real-life plates of animal corpses and switch to cruelty-free vegan foods."
You can check out the letter sent to GIANTS Software.
Farming Simulator 17 will be released for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on the 26th October, 2016.