Tuesday, 15 November 2011

PETA cries out against Mario Tanooki Suit


This is one of the strangest stories I have heard in a while.

Apparently PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has cried out against Mario's Tanooki Power Suit (otherwise known as the Raccoon suit), claiming that it encourages the wearing of fur.

The following statement was issued on one of their mini-sites:

"When on a mission to rescue the princess, Mario has been known to use any means necessary to defeat his enemy - even wearing the skin of a raccoon dog to give him special powers," says the site. "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." 

There is also a ridiculous mini-game on the site, where players take charge of a skinned Tanooki trying to get his skin back from Mario.

Really?.......what next?

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