PETA accuse Mario gamers of being bloodthirsty fur-wearers

15 November 2011

mario_3d_tanooki If you’ve got a kid who enjoys playing the popular Super Mario 3D Land game, you’ve probably noticed him/her ending their gaming sessions by popping outside, capturing and killing a passing cat or dog and wearing its fur, while feasting greedily on its carcass. Haven’t you?

Well that’s what’s been going on according to the animal rights enthusiasts at PETA. As they say…

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.

They’ve even highlighted their point by coming up with a crappy Mario-esque game for their website where you can jump about and collect coins. It sort of makes you want to go out and buy an actual Mario game… which kind of defeats the object a bit.


  • PokeHerPete
    This makes me want to go kill some cats
  • Wonkey H.
    Mario in that picture is making me so HOT!
  • Tom
    Isn't it easier to skin them dead?
  • fox b.
    perfect for bumming foxes
  • SgtMunky
    I have never heard Mario condone wearing fur. I cut myself on the arm with a wood saw a few years back on site and have a scar. It doesn't mean I'm sending the message that hurting yourself is good. PETA effectively is saying that we are all copy cat monkeys
  • Wonkey D.
    Where can you buy these fox-bumming disguises?
  • Dick
    Kids that dress up as animals should also be flayed alive.
  • Wonky H.
    Always reminds me of this
  • Yer M.
    PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals or PETA = fucking retarded cunts
  • Andy
    I actually like the picture on their site of Mario having just murdered a racoon dog. I've not bought a Mario game for years but if he actually did that...
  • Andy
    In fact the whole look of the game is quite cool. Mario flying along in a blood drenched fur is an awesome site.
  • Brad
    With twats like PETA fighting your corner claiming "Mario is killing raccoon dogs", Animals are pretty much fucked really.
  • Porl
    feed me a stray cat
  • Shooter M.
    I'd have more time for this mob if the models in their adverts finally show us some REAL fur...

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