ANIMAL rights activists have launched a bizarre attack on a cartoon game featuring a Kangaroo.
They complained the game which is hugely popular in Australia was cruel to kangaroos.
But the Tekken 7 game only features a cartoon depiction of the marsupial and the game is regarded as slapstick fun.
Despite objections from fans the roo has now been removed from the game following the complaint by Peta.
There was online anger over the animal rights group’s actions.
One wrote: “Is this serious or am I getting massively trolled?”
And another said: “This needs to stop. Peta cares more about virtual animals THAT AREN’T REAL than the animals it euthanises daily.”
The game show’s Roger Jr, also known to fans as the boxing kangaroo, is seen being punched by other characters, though no harm comes to him.
Katsuhiro Haraha, the game’s executive producer, said: “It seems that in the last few years there’s a lot more animal activists — even though they probably wouldn’t play our game, they would still hear about that, about a kangaroo in our game being punched, and would complain about it.”
“It turned into a big problem.”
The kangaroo character was originally meant to replace the dinosaur like reptile character named Alex and is not the only animal character in the game.
The Tekken 7 game also features Kuma the bear, but according to PETA its fine for it to remain in the game, because it regards it as stronger than the human being.
It’s not the first time PETA has attacked video games for being cruel to animals.
Earlier his month it attacked game giant Nintendo over a mini game in which players milk a cow. According to AR activists the hand held game was unrealistic and didn’t reflect the cruelty of the real milking act.