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PETA Slams 'Pro-Fur' Super Mario
www.foxnews.com ^

Posted on 11/16/2011 11:10:01 AM PST by Mind Freed

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has set its sights on iconic video game character Mario for wearing fur in Nintendo’s latest 3DS game Super Mario 3D Land.

Since the game launched Sunday, the organization has launched a scathing online campaign entitled “Mario Kills Tanooki.” In Nintendo's new game, Mario sometimes dons the skin of a tanooki, which is a Japanese raccoon dog.

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

To make their point, the site also features a disturbing video of real tanuki being abused by workers in the Japanese fur trade accompanied by a image of a bloodied Mario holding the head of a dead raccoon dog.

The jarring imagery falls in line with PETA’s aggressive and often controversial media campaigns. As part of its anti-fur action, members have attacked fashion shows with red paint. The organization has also vigorously recruited celebrities and supermodels to pose for the group’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign.

For Nintendo, the raccoon suit isn’t a fresh development. Mario first wore a Tanooki in 1988 with the release of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

In both games, the suits typically spring from special magic squares in the form of a feather.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: games; peta; stupid
How many millions is wasted every year on the funding of this absolute out of control organization?
1 posted on 11/16/2011 11:10:05 AM PST by Mind Freed
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To: Mind Freed

2 posted on 11/16/2011 11:13:18 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mind Freed
in real life tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur

Skinned alive? Yeah, I think I would need something more than PETA's word for that one.

3 posted on 11/16/2011 11:15:33 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Mind Freed
Just how crazy are they you ask?...
4 posted on 11/16/2011 11:16:30 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mind Freed

LOL are they serious?? Someone has got to tell PETA to get a freakin life!!! Its a VIDEO GAME..oh and by the way, thanks for reminding me, I gotta get this game!! I love Mario and its in 3D!


5 posted on 11/16/2011 11:18:19 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mind Freed
Never sleep at parties
PETA stole my fur.
But I can still support FR!

6 posted on 11/16/2011 11:19:25 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Mind Freed

Now they’re chasing fictional characters and video games. The inmates are running the insane asylum.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 11:19:48 AM PST by No_More_Harkin
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; All

Many dogs and cats are skinned alive after being dunked alive in boiling water for their fur and meat. It’s a common practice in many countries. I know God will make those people suffer though.


8 posted on 11/16/2011 11:20:14 AM PST by Fawn (No TO PERRY!!!!!!!!! Vote for Newt)
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To: Mind Freed

“Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has set its sights on iconic video game character Mario for wearing fur in Nintendo’s latest 3DS game Super Mario 3D Land.

Since the game launched Sunday, the organization has launched a scathing online campaign entitled “Mario Kills Tanooki.” In Nintendo’s new game, Mario sometimes dons the skin of a tanooki, which is a Japanese raccoon dog.

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

First of all the Tanooki suit was used way back in Super Mario 3 in the early 90s. /nerd factoid

Second.....ARE YOU %$@%& KIDDING ME, PETA!?


9 posted on 11/16/2011 11:22:22 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Mind Freed

"And I eat all of my meals out of turtle shells!"

10 posted on 11/16/2011 11:22:22 AM PST by Yaelle (Keep donating to Cain. Let's get him back on top.)
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To: Mind Freed

Mario also steps on turtles too, i saw it in a video game....


11 posted on 11/16/2011 11:22:33 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Mind Freed
Do feed the animals with PETA.
12 posted on 11/16/2011 11:24:33 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Yaelle

PETA has no love for all of the poor Goombas and Koopa Troopas massacred over the years.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 11:24:34 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: VanDeKoik

What the fck?


14 posted on 11/16/2011 11:36:39 AM PST by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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I can just see a bunch of pale, dateless programmers sitting around with their Dewskies and chips, brainstorming the topic “how can we get some naked supermodels to picket our business?”


15 posted on 11/16/2011 11:44:31 AM PST by Mycroft Holmes (Returned for regrooving...)
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To: VanDeKoik

No they only love BOWSERS !


16 posted on 11/16/2011 11:50:19 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: Mind Freed

The best way to treat PETA people is to douse them with water on a cold day, and then offer them a fur coat.


17 posted on 11/16/2011 12:09:36 PM PST by henkster
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To: Sarah Barracuda

That’s exactly what I’m talking about... IT’S A GAME! I think that this group is bat sh!t crazy to begin with but this is absolutely ridiculous!


18 posted on 11/16/2011 12:10:40 PM PST by Mind Freed (Maybe Obama was the Wright choice... Let's wait till everything Ayers out.)
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To: VanDeKoik
>> First of all the Tanooki suit was used way back in Super Mario 3 in the early 90s. /nerd factoid <<

And PETA was founded in 1980 but they didn't notice Mario dressed in a Raccoon suit until 2011? A bit slow aren't they? Don't let them know he also dressed in Frog skin in the early 90s. heh heh.

I grew up on Nintendo in the 80s. This new game looks like a cross between Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario 64.

19 posted on 11/16/2011 12:39:04 PM PST by BillyBoy (Rick Perry, the governor with a heart... for illegal aliens.)
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To: Mind Freed
“By wearing a Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it is OK to wear fur.”

Well... that's because it IS ok to wear fur.

21 posted on 11/16/2011 1:28:13 PM PST by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Mind Freed
Mario Responds to PETA
22 posted on 11/22/2011 9:13:47 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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