PETA picks a fight with Mario
Animals have no better friend than PETA, and the organization has proven this fact once again by picking a fight with Nintendo and their new game Super Mario 3D Land.
Some of you may think that it’s high time someone spoke out about Mario’s turtle stomping, but PETA members are no prudes, they know that the turtles aren’t really hurt when Mario jumps on them–they just hide inside their shells. Even though no turtles get harmed in the making of the Mario games, there is a much more sinister side to these so-called video games.
Super Mario 3D Land sounds like a harmless enough game but once you look into it, you realize that Mario is just a coon-scalping maniac. In Super Mario 3D Land, Mario puts on a tanuki (Japanese racoon dog) skin suit, and runs around as if there isn’t anything wrong with wearing another animals skin. Mario is promoting the wearing of animal fur, says PETA.
“Tanooki may be just a ‘suit’ in Mario games, but in real life, tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur,” said PETA in an official statement. “By wearing Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur.”
They are, of course, right. Hopefully, once PETA is done putting Mario straight, it will turn its sight onto the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet for glorifying animal on animal violence by showing lions attacking gazelle, and anteaters destroying ant hills to eat not only the adult ants but also the innocent young.