PETA attacks Nintendo over fur-wearing Mario

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  1. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    PETA attacks Nintendo over fur-wearing Mario

    http://ingame.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2...ntendo-over-fur-wearing-mario?ocid=ansmsnbc11

    Nintendo has just launched its highly anticipated game "Super Mario 3D Land." The game — which you play on Nintendo's new handheld 3DS game machine — features the famed plumber Mario making his way through a cartoon land filled with cranky mushrooms, man-eating plants and nefarious turtle creatures. On occasion, the mustachioed plumber dons a furry raccoon-like "Tanooki suit" which lets him float in the air and swat this colorful host of bad guys with a tail.


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    PETA, however, thinks Mario's fur-wearing ways are offensive and has — just in time for the launch of "Super Mario 3D Land" — launched its own campaign pegging Mario as a killer of innocent animals.

    To be clear, the E-rated "Super Mario 3D Land" never suggests that Mario slaughtered an animal for its fur. In fact, the magical Tanooki suits that he wears in the game typically spring from magical squares that magically hover in the air. These squares magically give up the suits (which at first look like magical leaves) when Mario bumps his head into them.

    But according to PETA's new "Mario Kills Tanooki" website, 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."



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    IMO this is another laughable attempt from PETA to get noticed.
    Crazy CRAZY CRAZY!!!
     
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  3. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    Then I see this on my homepage... right after I started this thread...

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    What is wrong with these people???
     
  4. defense101

    defense101 New Member

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    Really, how do they know its not faux fur? I think they need to get their priorities straight and attack real slaughterers of real animals.
     
  5. blue_the_puppy

    blue_the_puppy Member

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    :banghead: if those people would put the same amount of energy into REAL causes (child abuse, missing people, etc.) as they do to these silly "campaigns" this world would be a better place!!

    (i'm not against animal rights activists .. i'm just against ridiculousness)
     
  6. Jaxson

    Jaxson Your barkin' up the wrong tree

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    It isn't faux fur...lol it's pixelized. These people make laughing stock of themselves IMO. Have they nothing better to do? Like save real animals?
     
  7. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    So PETA has decided to take on fictional cartoon characters starring in video games now? Really?

    What's next, the burning of books that depict hunting, or fur wearing fictional characters?

    This is yet another example of why PETA can go suck it in my opinion. They are so darned militant that they alienate 98% of the population.
     
  8. Camille

    Camille New Member

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    Oh for PETA's sake. How ridiculous.
     
  9. ChasingMoxie

    ChasingMoxie Member

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    Incidentally, Mario has been wearing the tanooki suit since way back when I was playing Mario Brothers 3. Where was all the raccoon love in 1990, PETA? :crazy:
     
  10. Camille

    Camille New Member

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    Didn't we have to slide down some vines and drop coconuts on monkey's heads at one point in time too? There was something with turtles too I think. Mario, Mario...:floorlaugh:
     
  11. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    IMO they just get more ridiculous with each passing year.
     
  12. Reality Orlando

    Reality Orlando Verified Aquaculturalist

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    Real life???? Um, "They have been part of Japanese folklore since ancient times. The legendary tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absentminded."

    The shapeshifting seems to fit a video game perfectly...so my guess is Mario is shapeshifting into a Tanuki (actually different spelling altogether) so what's the issue and why? I actually applaud the designers for their research and finding a legendary creature outside the norm that would fit their game's theme.
    Tanuki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  13. NoraEltrain

    NoraEltrain I am Gogo Dodo!

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    They can take my Mario away from me when they pry it from my COLD, DEAD, HANDS.

    And even then I might fight back.
     
  14. Jaxson

    Jaxson Your barkin' up the wrong tree

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    You really should email this to PETA!
     
  15. JBounds

    JBounds I feel lucky

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    PETA pretty much has no credibility anymore
     

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