PETA doesn’t like Mario’s fur suit

By on November 16, 2011

Commissions a parody game to claim it back.

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In a scathing press release, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has spoken against Nintendo’s latest 3DS release, Super Mario 3D Land, which shows the popular mustachioed mascot wearing a Tanooki suit.

“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.

“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.”

PETA have been coming up with innovative ways to get its point across, especially when it comes to video game offenders. One such way is commissioning parody games that hit back by turning game concepts into a villainousness thirst for blood and vengeance. To get back at Mario, they have released ‘Super Tanooki Skin 2D‘, a game that sends players into swirling chase to reclaim the bloody fur of the raccoon that Mario killed. Yeah, certainly not for kids.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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