PETA: Mario 3D Land Promotes Animal Cruelty

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  1. Sheimi

    Sheimi A cute Vixen!

    Oct 22, 2009
    United States

    Not everyone is psyched about Super Mario 3D Land, which was released over the weekend. The People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has called out Nintendo, claiming that its new game sends a message that it's ok to wear fur, according to a Kotaku report.

    One of Mario's power-ups for the game is a Tanooki suit, a raccoon-esque get-up that first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 and gives the famous mustached plumber gliding abilities. But PETA said it sends the wrong sentiment.
    "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," PETA said on its "Mario Kills Tanooki" Web site. "Tanooki may just be 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."
    On the site, PETA added a game that looks similar to Mario titles. However, in its game, Super Tanooki Skin 2D, the roles are reversed. Players take on the part of an angry skinned tanuki that chases Mario, who is clad in a bloody raccoon dog suit, in hopes of getting its fur back.
    Nintendo has not commented.
    Super Mario 3D Land is Mario's first full appearance on the Nintendo 3DS. PCMag junior analyst Will Greenwald gave in an Editors' Choice rating, calling it "one of the best 3DS games yet." For more, see the full review and slideshow below.

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    Oh PETA, when will you learn!
    Can a mod fix the formatting please.
  2. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    It's a fucking game lol!!!
  3. BrightNeko

    BrightNeko Popcorn ball

    Dec 11, 2010
    United States
    a leaf has fur?
  4. s4mid4re


    Apr 2, 2011
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  5. Quietlyawesome94

    Quietlyawesome94 GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 4, 2010
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    The Internet
    Someone gag me with raccoon fur this is sickening!
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  6. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

    Jan 26, 2009
    Seriously, PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals), this is dumb. Tanukis aren't even real. They're fictional folkloric animals who can stretch their scrotum sacs and shapeshift, for crying out loud.

    What's next, bash Monster Hunter for promoting the senseless slaughter of dragons for their scales and claws? Hmph, I can see how that's similar to the killing of elephants for their ivory tusks.

    EDIT: okay, so there ARE real raccoon dogs. but seriously, why notice it now when Mario's been donning Tanuki suits and Frog suits since ages ago. This is just black propaganda, counter bashing of the corporate sorts.

    I wanna see them bash Skyrim and World of Warcraft, where it's okay to senselessly kill animals for experience.
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  7. brandonspikes

    brandonspikes King Erazer

    May 30, 2010
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    New York
  8. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    Jun 24, 2008
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    Nicely formatted, but for further discussion please go to the original thread.
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