PETA: "Mario fans: Relax!"
Posted on Thursday, November 17 @ 18:58:14 PST by Nicholas Tan
Just because PETA was way too late in organizing the "Mario Kills Tanoki" campaign stunt, equating Mario's love for a Tanooki costume to killing raccoon dogs and wearing their fur, doesn't mean they were at all serious. I mean, how can you blame them for something sooooo hilarious? It was a dumb media stunt, anyway. PETA's media coordinator Shakira Croce explains to Kotaku:
Mario fans: Relax! PETA's game was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, a fun way to call attention to a serious issue, that raccoon dogs are skinned alive for their fur. We wish real-life tanukis could fly or swat enemies away with their tails and escape from those who profit from their skins. You can help them by never buying real fur.See? They're real Mario fans! They go beyond the everyday love for Mario and turn it into a sick joke. Ha ha ha!
Meanwhile, PETA received 2,345 animals in 2010, transferred 63 of them, had 44 adopted, and killed the remaining 2,200! That's a kill percentage of 93.8%! Go PETA!
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