New Smartphone Game, ‘Butcher Goes Vegan,’ Aims to Encourage Compassion


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Nobody wants to see an animal killed, yet 10 Billion of them are slaughtered for food every year in the U.S. What’s wrong with this picture?

A new smartphone game, Butcher Goes Vegan, is designed to help people make the connection between the animals they empathize with and the food on their plates.

The recently launched single-touch game has a simple theme: help farm animals survive. Players lead cows, pigs, chickens, sheep,  and turkeys (and a mystery animal) away from dangerous obstacles including butchers, cleavers, bombs and monsters.

In addition, the path features collectible gems (that can be used for power-ups like karate, boost and shield), as well as hearts for revivals.

The game covers more than just farm animal issues—it also addresses fur, adopting pets, helping stray animals and animal shelters.

The game’s creator, Arvin of Arvin Games, had a long held dream of creating a game that could help animals. Currently, he and his team are looking to garner positive ratings in the app stores so they can get the attention of larger animal rights groups and NGOs. All in all, they hope the game can serve as a fun way to open people’s eyes and help animals in need.

The game is free, and available in both the Apple App Store and through Google Play.

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Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

A wizard of words, lover of all living things and vegan mac 'n cheese master, Hannah is the Editor-In-Chief and Founder of Her writing has appeared in Live Happy magazine, the Miami New Times,,, and numerous other publications and websites. She's obsessed with Cocowhip, Just Mayo and Dandies marshmallows, and is totally addicted to the outdoors. You can reach Hannah directly at

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