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Ethical Issues in Minecraft: Violence Against Virtual Animals

By Tracyrosen @tracyrosen

This article spurred some interesting conversation about the ethical treatment of animals… in Minecraft! I have heard myself say things like, “Why are you killing the panda, Jack?” a few times. While part of me agrees with his it’s just a video game, mom! defense, another part of me also thinks, hmmm…

What do you think?

We may use this as a way to begin developing his point of view with clarity.

Violence against virtual animals: Ethical Issues in Minecraft
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