Give me a BREAK!
society, earlier this month the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) targeted a 30-year-old video game character. In the new Nintendo 3DS game Super Mario 3D Land, the always youthful and ever happy plumber Mario uses a fur tanuki suit to fly. PETA finds this disgusting. According to the PETA website “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. 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.”