PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,
Lionhead's Xbox 360 RPG Fable II in its 6th Annual Proggy Awards, naming it the year's most animal-friendly video game”.
The organisation said of the game: Fable 2 is a vegetarian's dream come true. Why? 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.
Featuring a strong pro-vegetarian theme, eating a plant-based diet helps you rack up ‘purity' points, whereas eating 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.”
Whether PETA chose to ignore, or was simply not aware of, the chicken kicking mini-game toward the end of the title, or indeed the Achievement Points up for grabs for those willing to boot a bit of poultry, is unclear.
The last time we heard from PETA it was following a scathing attack on Majesco and 505 Games' DS and Wii title Cooking Mama.