what do you think about games like harvest moon and stardew valley? they don't let you raise animals for meat (but you can fish) but you do harvest eggs and milk and wool. they feel like pro animal ag propaganda tbh. you could play them without fishing and having animals but it is a main part of the game. other games may also be non vegan like world of warcraft and skyrim, lots of quests you have to kill animals. even overwatch has a gorilla that was experimented on and genetically modified.
re: the video game ask, idk if it makes you a bad vegan to play them but i do think they normalize systematic animal abuse and they make me uncomfortable
Well, I grew up playing video games. I have since I was a child of about 6 or so. I’ve played both the games you mentioned; I used to spend hours upon hours playing World of Warcraft (I don’t anymore because I don’t have the time or money for subscription), and I still spend way too much time playing Skyrim. Furthermore, I also love Pokemon and have since Pokemon Blue (granted, I’ve barely touched Pokemon Sun because I just got bored of it). I don’t think video games normalize anything; they’re just made to be a fun way to pass the time, it doesn’t have to be anything deeper or more sinister than that. I’ve heard it all; video games make you violent, video games make you worship Satan, video games make you sexist, and on and on. People that do this oftentimes don’t play games themselves, and they seem to think that they’re an acceptable scapegoat for the world’s problems. It’s just stupid.
If it makes you uncomfortable to do things like, for example, killing wolves for a quest, in a game, that’s fine, because depending on the game you can choose not to perform those actions, or you can choose not to play them at all. Just remember that these games are fictional, so no real animals are actually being abused when you play them.