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Old 11-16-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
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I don't even know how to respond to this.

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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals might be barking up the wrong mushroom.

On Monday, the controversial organization issued a press release attacking iconic Nintendo mascot Mario for wearing a 'Tanooki' suit in his latest adventure, the Nintendo 3DS game Super Mario 3D Land, which hit shelves on Sunday.

"Tanooki may be just a "suit" in Mario games, but by wearing the skin of an animal, Mario is sending the message that it's OK to wear fur," PETA says.

The raccoon-like suit, which grants Mario the ability to glide across the screen, has been a part of the franchise since first appearing as a power-up in 1988's Super Mario Bros. 3. In the new game, Mario acquires the suit not by doing something lousy to a Tanooki, but by snagging a Super Leaf.

Still, PETA insists this encourages animal abuse.

"Tanukis are real-life raccoon dogs who are beaten and, as PETA's undercover exposÚs show, often skinned alive for their fur," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "This winter, everyone can give raccoon dogs and other fabulous animals a 1-UP by keeping our wardrobes fur-free."

To help prove their point, PETA has even commissioned a crude parody video game called "Super Tanooki Skin 2D" in which players try to re-capture their skin from a flying Mario (Warning: Kind of disturbing, and totally not fun.)

It's just the latest in a long line of PETA game complaints. In 2008 they went after Cooking Mama for not being a vegetarian, while just last year they parodied challenging downloadable platform hit Super Meat Boy for starring a piece of raw meat.

Nintendo has yet to comment, though we're pretty sure it will sound like a hand slapping a forehead.
I seriously don't. Just about every time PETA does some sort of publicity stunt like this, it leaves me baffled and at a loss for words. Here is the link to the game, but I don't recommend even trying it. I couldn't say because I didn't, but given the starting menu picture... No, I don't want to.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:44 AM   #2
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PETA is only 20+ years too late with their complaint about the Tanooki Suit, so good for them.

Also, nothing those delusional twits do or say should be taken seriously. Ever.
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PETA are a bunch of clowns and idiots.
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Someone needs to remind them, that they are all pretty much the crazy cat lady down the street on steroids. Ie: No one did care, no one does care and no one will care about any ranting and raving they feel like doing.

Time to ship some steaks to the head of PETA again. Just to remind her of what she is fighting for.
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Lol good ol' PETA. I can count on them to make me chuckle at the stupidest things they do.
I'm against everything they stand for.
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Yeah I heard about this, kinda pathetic really.
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*facepalm*.... Really? ...

First they announce PETA porn ... Now this...?
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Those idiots need to stop smoking whatever it is they smoke and get a life.
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So what your saying is if i wear raccoon fur in real life i can glide???? - Off to the forest.

I'm all for treating animals kindly and so on, but PETA loses all creditbility when they respond to something like this. I'm fairly certain in saying, if animals could facepalm, in this instance they would.
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You think that is bad. I heard on the news tonight PETA is trying to stop the eating of turkey. Showing a picture of a turkey with the head of a dog, saying something about eating dog.
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You think that is bad. I heard on the news tonight PETA is trying to stop the eating of turkey. Showing a picture of a turkey with the head of a dog, saying something about eating dog.
They are against the eating of animals/meat in general, not just turkey specifically.
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Sigh... What really sucks about this is that PETA actually has a good cause. I'm all for the ethical treatment of animals. I'm not going to stop eating them, cause let's face it, they are too darn delicious. But I think that the way animals are processed for consumption could be handled in a more humane way. When PETA books a one way ticket to pants-on-head-crazy town, it just takes away from the point they are trying to make.
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Did they complain about Red Dead Redemption? Cos I'm pretty sure watching your character actually skinning an animal after stabbing it's face off is worse than Mario wearing a racoon suit after catching a leaf.
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First animal porn and now this, makes you laugh really.
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I lost all respect and hate PETA ever since I read how many animals they put down because they 'couldn't' find a home for them
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Animal porn makes you laugh? That's pretty sick
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Did they complain about Red Dead Redemption? Cos I'm pretty sure watching your character actually skinning an animal after stabbing it's face off is worse than Mario wearing a racoon suit after catching a leaf.
lol ya thats way worse, the blood even squirted onto the camera. i dont see how they could actually take offense to mario getting a powerup? maybe they running out of things to complain about, picking on poor mario seemed like a fair fight.

i remember that south park episode with PETA was so funny. when stan was banned from town, and they tied him to a horse then sent him off on his own. the PETA members were like-
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Sigh... What really sucks about this is that PETA actually has a good cause. I'm all for the ethical treatment of animals. I'm not going to stop eating them, cause let's face it, they are too darn delicious. But I think that the way animals are processed for consumption could be handled in a more humane way. When PETA books a one way ticket to pants-on-head-crazy town, it just takes away from the point they are trying to make.
Well put, I couldn't agree more.
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Someone needs to remind them, that they are all pretty much the crazy cat lady down the street on steroids. .
Dude +1, that is easily the best analogy of PETA I've ever heard.
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They must just love Tom green when he's prancing around in his deer suit.

They simply need to be smacked.
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Screw all you guys, I'm a damn proud member of PETA....

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Unfortunately these nuts hurt the cause of moderates who want reasonable reforms in the way farm animals are treated, and things like that.

I wonder what they have to say about jumping on a turtle's shell and sending it flying? And please keep them away from Red Dead Redemption, haha! Skyrim too, they'd have fits over how popular hunting is with the NPCs. Speaking of TES, wonder what they'd have to say about the Bosmer's religious carnivorism? Hehehe...
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You really have to give PETA credit. They really have their finger on the pulse of modern gaming. No one has really given a shit about Mario 3 for years. Why now?

In ten years time they're gonna pitch a fit about the senseless deaths of paper animals in Viva Pinata.
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The things PETA will do to gain attention porn, claiming whales are protected under the united states constitution, and now claiming that Mario promotes animal abuse and yet i have heard nothing about them doing anything to actually save animals.
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what a joke...shouldn't they be trying to save real animals?
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Apparently there was a lot of backlash from it, and PETA came out claiming it was a 'tounge-in-cheek' joke.

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Seems like a dumbass way of going around and trying to 'raise awareness' about something. Especially something that's been around for, what, 20 years almost now?

source: http://kotaku.com/5860212/peta-that-...as-just-a-joke
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Apparently there was a lot of backlash from it, and PETA came out claiming it was a 'tounge-in-cheek' joke.



Seems like a dumbass way of going around and trying to 'raise awareness' about something. Especially something that's been around for, what, 20 years almost now?

source: http://kotaku.com/5860212/peta-that-...as-just-a-joke
LOL. Well, screw them. They realised they fucked up and now are back pedalling as fast as their feet can take them. I for one love my animal skins. My truck is all leather interior, have two leather jackets and fur lined boots. My wife even has a fur coat. They can go and throw paint on it if they want, just means I get to get another one for her... so they only succeed in killing more animals with their protests.

BTW, I sent some steaks to the PETA HQs for their spokesperson. I really hope she enjoys them.
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