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    PETA Launch Campaign: "Mario Kills Tanooki"

    NEW PETA GAME LAMPOONS SKIN-STEALING MARIO
    Skinned Raccoon Dog Chases Down Tanooki Mario in Super Tanooki Skin 2D

    Los Angeles — If PETA has its way, Mario has stolen his last tanuki skin. The mustachioed plumber is back to wearing tanuki fur ("tanuki" is the Japanese word for raccoon dogs), and now Tanooki is fighting back to reclaim what's his in Super Tanooki Skin 2D, a new side-scrolling game from PETA. In the game, which is the center of PETA's new "Mario Kills Tanooki" campaign, players direct a bloody, skinned raccoon dog as he chases a tanuki fur–suited Mario through a surreal fur farm where raccoon dogs are routinely skinned alive for their fur. Quick reflexes and jumping skills will allow Tanooki to capture Mario and reclaim his skin.

    "Tanukis are real-life raccoon dogs who are beaten and, as PETA's undercover exposés 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."

    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. We created our game to help inform people that in real life, Mario would be wearing the skin of an animal who was beaten, strangled or electrocuted, and it wouldn't give him any special powers other than the power of self-deception.

    On fur farms in China—the world's largest fur exporter—raccoon dogs are confined to row upon row of tiny wire cages that are exposed to the elements. Many of the animals go insane from the intensive confinement. A "Mario Kills Tanooki" video shows undercover video footage of raccoon dogs as workers drag them from cages and slam them repeatedly to the ground to kill them. Most of the animals don't die right away, and some survive for as long as 10 minutes after they are skinned. One investigator recorded a skinned raccoon dog on a heap of carcasses who had enough strength to lift his bloodied head and look, blinking, into the camera.


    I'm not even linking to PETA's site because this is a joke.

    They are late to the party, the Tanooki suit has been in Mario games since Super Mario Bros 3. That game is older than me.

    And let's face it, it's not the first time Mario has adorned the carcass of an animal:





    And today Nintendo have issued a statement of their own:

    Nintendo has responded to animal rights group PETA's attack on Super Mario 3D Land, saying the Italian plumber's animal-based transformations are "lighthearted and whimsical".

    Yesterday PETA launched its Mario Kills Tanooki campaign, claiming the Nintendo mascot's famed Tanooki suit power-up sends out a message that it's okay to wear real animal fur.

    "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," reads a post on its website.

    "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."

    PETA even launched its own Flash-based platformer called Super Tanooki Skin 2D, in which you play as a skinless raccoon trying to chase down Mario and retrieve its hide.
    Now Nintendo has had its say.

    "Mario often takes the appearance of certain animals and objects in his games," a spokesperson told Eurogamer.

    "These have included a frog, a penguin, a balloon and even a metallic version of himself. These lighthearted and whimsical transformations give Mario different abilities and make his games fun to play.

    "The different forms that Mario takes make no statement beyond the games themselves."
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-pro-fur-claim
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    PETA beating their chest like a gorilla to get attention again. DO us a favor PETA, stick to getting hot women naked for PETA to get yourselves attention and not lame bs stuff like this.
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    PETA members should be beaten, strangled or electrocuted i'd definitely buy a coat made from their hide.

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    I $#@!ing hate peta that is all



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast of Bourbon View Post
    PETA members should be beaten, strangled or electrocuted i'd definitely buy a coat made from their hide.
    Your heart is in the right place, but it's a little disturbing that you'd wear someone else's skin lol.

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    Oh PETA, you so funny.
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    My wife said she likes it because it's the only fur coat she'll ever be able to wear.

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    This is hilarious. No wonder hard core dog owners don't like PETA.

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    Today I was playing Modern Warfare 3's Survival and I killed a dozen dogs strapped with explosives. How does that make you feel, PETA?.







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    PETA is scum. They run out of ideas of people to run smear campaigns on then they pull something out of their ass to stay relevant in the news.





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    PETA are doing something again.

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    Ha. Let's all laugh at PETA

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    The good Peta.
    Surprisingly hard to find a picture with her boobs covered up.

    Last edited by keefy; 11-15-2011 at 22:22.

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    Shut up everyone. It's called job security. They got kids to feed ok. Seriously, all of you. wtf!

    If they don't come up with this $#@!, their kids will die! Do you want those kids to die!?

    btw ^ love those monstrous tits.

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    +like +rep lol
    I spit my drink when I read this... you owe me a keyboard. AGAIN.
    Lol again? I did this to you before man?


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    PETA: "Mario fans: Relax!"

    PETA has confessed that its campaign criticising the return of the Tanooki suit in Super Mario 3D Land was not serious.

    PETA said in a statement issued to Eurogamer: "Mario fans: Relax!" The organisation said that its spoof flash game - Mario Kills Tanooki - was "meant to be tongue-in-cheeck, a fun way to call attention to a serious issue, that raccoon dogs are skinned alive for their fur."

    Since the campaign launced, PETA has said that it was a "little surprised" by the reaction and how the campaign was "taken so literally". Do you believe them, or do you think PETA knew what it was doing the whole time? Let us know your perspective down in the comments.
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    Oh shut up PETA. You have no sense of humour.

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    They did it for attention. They probably feel stupid that it was pointed out to them they are 21 years late in their complaint.
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    I KILL TANOOKI!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    The good Peta.
    Surprisingly hard to find a picture with her boobs covered up.

    This is what I think of everytime I see PETA in the news.



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