The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have slammed Nintendo for resurrecting Super Mario Bros. 3′s Tanooki Suit in the recently released Super Mario Land 3D. PETA alleges, “Tanukis are real-life raccoon dogs who are beaten and, as PETA’s undercover exposés show, often skinned alive for their fur,” and goes on to say, “Tanooki may be just a “suit” in Mario games, but by wearing the skin of an animal, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur.” 
If it’s true that these animals are skinned alive, it’s a horrible practice that should be stopped if possible. But, seriously, no Mario-adoring child is going to grow up to wear fur simply because they saw it in a Mario game, just like that same child/adult isn’t going to go around punching bricks, eating flowers, or jumping on turtles.
Yet, PETA, known for their extreme protesting tactics, has gone to a new height with this issue by making a shittastic Flash game that is both gross and completely devoid of fun. Click the image to play it:
This begs the question: Since the Tanooki Suit has been around since SMB3, why didn’t PETA make this game earlier? Perhaps they were waiting for Nintendo to be a repeat offender. More likely, they’ve been working on this stellar parody game for the past 13 years.
Thanks to Delta Attack reader Steve for pointing out this story.
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