Here’s what PETA had to say about the new Super Mario 3D for 3DS.
When on a mission to rescue the princess, Mario has been known to use whatever means necessary to defeat his enemy — even wearing the skin of a raccoon dog to give him special powers.
Tanooki may be just a suit in the game, but in real life tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur. By wearing a Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it is OK to wear fur.
Umm, where have they been since ‘88?
PETA is like the Westboro Baptist Church of animal activists.
This is why it’s hard to take them seriously. I’m all for ethical treatments of animals but this is no way to bring attention to it.