There were some very strong feelings regarding “abuse” (mainly depicted by the use of the spray bottle, though actual neglect in Petz games is measured by lack of attention by feeding, petting, etc. in addition to spraying with the water bottle – it is a combination of these things, not the water bottle alone that will cause a pet to runaway). Many sites placed banners proclaiming they were againsted Petz Abuse, some generalized this to all animal abuse.


Or not…

Not everyone felt that way, as evidenced by this banner.  The argument being that petz are only pixels so they don’t have feelings so they can’t actually experience abuse.