Last week PETA made the gaming news after complaining about the ability to kill a rat in Battlefield 3(Although they didn’t seem to have a problem with the wanton slaughter of another more prevalent mammal in the game)
This week PETA are complaining about yet another game – no it’s not Modern Warfare3 (again cruelty to humans perfectly acceptable) PETA have set their sights on the moustached plumber Mario. What can be wrong with the family friendly Mario I hear you ask? It’s the Tanooki suit
Tanooki may be just a “suit” in Mario games, but in real life, tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur. By wearing Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur.
To emphasise their point PETA have commissioned a gruesome (but very fun) game. Which can be found here.
Have you ever connected the Tanooki suit to fur? Did you think Mario was skinning an animal alive to get it? Did it ever tempt you to skin your pet for its fur to see what fantastic power that it held? No? Neither did I, but PETA does.