Tanooki Mario vs. PETA

Does Nintendo’s new Super Mario 3D Land game promote killing animals and wearing their fur? No, I personally don’t think so but, PETA disagrees.

PETA explains its outrage with Mario:

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

Tanooki may be just a suit in the game, but in real life tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur. By wearing a Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it is OK to wear fur.

This is the picture that accompanied the above statement on their website.

Taiwanese media group, Next Media Animation, shows us their take on the PETA attack against Mario.

In case you missed the top comment on the YouTube video, fridaysindetroit said, “Soon, PETA will go after anyone who plays the classic card game ‘Go Fish’…”

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