Romney’s son follows “Crate Gate” with another pet that “rides outside”?

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I told you this week about the story of Mitt Romney and "Crate Gate," the 30-year-old story about a family trip where Seamus, the family dog, was forced to ride on the roof in a carrier. Several people have asked me if maybe it was time to forget about the story, given that it happened 30 years ago. I think that if there was a sense that Romney realized that making a dog ride for 12 hours strapped to the roof of a car was a bad way to treat an animal, then yes, I would say it's time to … [Read more...]

PETA’s Super Tanooki Skin game a (gross) joke

I'm behind on animal news, what with scarfing down turkey and all this week. Well, the dogs ate our turkey, but you know what I mean. A couple of weeks ago I reported on PETA's response to Super Mario and his Tanooki suit, with PETA claiming that the video game promoted the clubbing of raccoon dogs and wearing of their fur. Turns out, the game was a joke meant to lampoon the Nintendo character. Problem is, just about everyone took it seriously. I did. But Shakira Croce, PETA's media … [Read more...]

PETA tackles Super Mario and his tanooki (raccoon dog) fur coat

Raccoon Dog at Fukuyama, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan

People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a new campaign aimed at Super Mario with the release of their new game, Super Tanooki Skin 2D.   The game is in response to the "power up' in Mario Bros. games, which give Mario and Luigi extra power to ... um ... do something ... OK, if I sound more than a little uninformed it's because I know zip about video games. All I know is that there is a suit that is a racoon dog (or "tanuki"/"tanooki") that Mario wears to get … [Read more...]


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