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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