Far Cry 6 cockfighting game branded ‘horrific’ as PETA call for it to be banned

Animal rights activists are up in arms over Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 for including a cockfighting minigame—and have called for it to be removed entirely.

Far Cry 6, which sees players attempt to liberate a Cuba-inspired island nation from an evil dictator, has come under fire for allowing players to participate in a 'cockfighting minigame'.

The animal rights group PETA has called the minigame 'reprehensible'. "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," said PETA Latino's senior manager Alicia Aguayo.

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The game, which features Giancarlo Esposito of 'Breaking Bad' as the primary villain, sees players team up with different animals in combat situations and use them to take down enemies.

The first animal 'amigo' in the game is a friendly man-eating crocodile. Or, you can fight alongside the likes of Chorizo, a disabled puppy.

As you progress in the game, you can discover hidden roosters around the map and use them to fight against cockfighting rivals.

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PETA have previously condemned Ubisoft games for their treatment of virtual animals.

The organisation released a statement criticising the makers of Assassin's Creed Black Flag for allowing players to participate in a whaling minigame.

At the time, PETA said it "encourages video game companies to create games that celebrate animals—not games that promote hurting and killing them."

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