PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008

PETA has taken a break from slamming video games for their poor treatment of animals, to single out Xbox 360's Fable 2 for being 2008's "most animal-friendly game".

At PETA's sixth annual Proggy Awards the organisation described Fable 2 as a "vegetarian's dream come true". It particularly liked the fact that game characters powered by tofu are just as powerful as their "meat-eating counterparts", as well as being "more fit and attractive to boot".

It continued: "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".

This is all well and good, but it seems PETA may not have spotted the chicken kicking mini-game towards the end of the popular RPG, or the fact that you can attain more Achievement Points for giving the odd chicken a boot.

Late on in 2008, PETA attacked popular DS game Cooking Mama for being "so heavy on dishes made from dead animals".