According to a statement from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the largest animal rights organization in the world requested Ubisoft to remove the Cockfighting minigame from Far Cry 6, due to the cruelty and insensitivity that is expressed during said fights.
While cockfighting (and religious sacrifices) is legal in Cuba, the country in which Yara Island is inspired in Far Cry 6, PETA Latino Senior Manager Alicia Aguayo commented:
“Turning a horrible bloody sport like cockfighting into a Mortal Kombat-style video game match is far from a real innovation, as today’s society is strongly opposed to forcing animals to fight to the death. The roosters used in cockfighting are equipped with sharp spurs that rip through flesh and bones, causing agonizing and fatal wounds. PETA Latino urges Ubisoft to replace this reprehensible minigame with one that doesn’t glorify cruelty. “
Ubisoft will most likely won’t do anything about it, as in many of their open-world titles (especially Assasisn’s Creed and Far Cry) you have to kill animals to obtain skins, entrails, or other animal parts to craft or upgrade player items, such as holsters to carry additional ammunition.
On the other side, it’s not the first time game with such notices, previously games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide for the most ethical way to play and Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag for whale hunting also caught PETA’s attention.