PETA Fights Elephant Abuse with an iPhone Game

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals turn to the iPhone to help communicate that elephants are great and circus folk are the devil. The elephants get their revenge in This is Pop's Circus Slam!

PETA does not like the circus, though they might really enjoy the twisted talents of the folks at Cirque du Soleil if they just gave them a chance. They're far too busy crafting elaborate interpretive dance to abuse elephants like they do at the other circuses, poking, prodding, and stuffing them into tiny cages in order to keep skyrocketing cage costs down.

"Circus Slam! is a fun way to come down on an industry in which elephant abuse is so rampant that it defines animal circuses," said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman via press release. "For kids who love animals, the last place their parents should ever take them is to the circus."

Instead they should be playing Circus Slam!, a game in which players control a spirit (or dead) elephant swooping down from the skies to wreak havoc on oppressive circus tents, freeing its livelier compatriots in the process.

It actually looks kind of cute. At least they aren't picking on Mario anymore. Still, I'd rather slam Cirque du Soleil any day.

Circus Slam! [iTunes]
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