It’s an ongoing debate among animal lovers, with many pointing out the safety risks of visiting areas with animals.
But others say the risks of crossing the country are exaggerated and that the safety benefits outweigh the risks.
The animal crossing event at the Munchkin Resort in South Africa has been dubbed the “worst animal crossing in the world” by animal rights activists.
Animal Crossing is a multiplayer game in which players can interact with their pets and other residents of their town.
The game’s creator, Naughty Dog, has said it is a “family friendly” experience, but some animal lovers have argued it has been linked to increased risk of fatal attacks on humans and animals.
In May, the US State Department condemned the event in South African, calling it a “disgraceful” and “abhorrent” act of animal cruelty.
Last month, a group of Australian parents protested outside the home of one of the game’s developers, saying the game was “the worst thing ever to happen to the Australian sheep”.
The Australian animal rights group PetSafe called the game “a dangerous gamble”.
In December, a South African teenager was charged with killing a dog that had wandered into a home.
According to Animal Aid, the Australian-led Animal Crossing Foundation (ACBF), the animal crossing incident is “a disgraceful and shameful act of cruelty on the part of a small group of animal rights extremists”.