PETA: Super Mario Sends The Message That 'It's OK To Wear Fur'

You may remember that PETA created Super Tofu Boy, a pointless response to Super Meat Boy -- a game that wasn't encouraging a single person to eat more or less meat. Now, I'm embarrassed to give further coverage to Mario Kills Tanooki -- a response, I'm assuming, to Super Mario 3D Land. Apparently by allowing players to use a Tanooki suit, Mario is sending the message that it's okay to wear fur.

According to PETA...

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. Play Super Tanooki Skin 2D and help Tanooki reclaim his fur!

In no shape or form do I condone wearing fur, but I think PETA has to make a little bit more sense when choosing what to skewer. Mario? Seriously? Mario wearing a Tanooki suit encourages the message that it's okay to wear fur? What world are these people living in!

Anyway, this game focuses around the Tanooki getting his fur back from Mario, and is a one-button, derivative flash game. I can't help but find the whole thing a little silly.

Mario Kills Tanooki [PETA]


    Man this makes me so angry that I'm going to skin the next 100 animals I see. Then eat as much meat as I can.

      As much as I see what you're saying, that is a really stupid response. Too much meat will make your bowel movements irregular!

    Why do we even continue to pay attention to these attention seeking, hypocritical idiots?

    PETA kills more animals than it saves.

    PETA has exactly one good thing going for them, their batshit insanity is normally good for a chuckle.

    I wish media outlets would stop giving PETA coverage as if they were actually relevant to anybody or anything.

    Oh god, not PETA again. *gets out deodorant spray*

    Every time PETA attacks something for not being in line with their views I make a point to eat twice as much meat that day.

      Good idea. STEAK NIGHT!

        *Fires up a BBQ 15 feet wide and pile 60 kilos of hamburgers, sausage, bacon and onions.*

        Killer burgers anyone?

          No thanks, I think I'll eat mine alive, since killing is wrong.

      I like the way you think.

    So let me get this straight... They don't kick up a stink about Red Dead Redemption in which you actually skin animals and pick the one game where the is no implication of skinning in anyway?


      PETA are ef-ing nuts.

      To be fair, Mario is aimed at little kids who are easily impressionable and are more likely to take after a video game character, and often connect invisible dots with their child logic, compared to grown men who are aware of worldly issues and is capable of calculated reason.

      Still, PETA are being dicks here, no doubt.

        Even still, Im not sure a child would look at a racoon and go "I want to wear him so I can flyyyyy~!!".
        Especially when the racoon gets defensive :S

        A child wouldnt even come to that conclusion - unless an adult put the idea in their head in the first place!


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          While on the subject, though, is Mario's Tanooki suit actually made out of Tanooki fur? Or is it just a suit that LOOKS like a Tanooki but is, in fact, made out of some kind of vegetable or synthetic material? Quick, somebody check the label inside the collar!

            Who cares? It's a game - a separation from reality.

            What are you going to suggest next? That we see what variety of spinach has the same effect on us as Popeye?

            PETA have no proof that suit isn't made with synthetic fur!

          The only fur I like is that on a beaver ^^

        That's not the reason man. The people Mario 3 were aimed at originally have long ago grown up into "grown worldly men".
        The reason PETA have pretended to care about this game because it was easy enough to make their own little cheap knock-off parody version in order to get press attention.

      what about the fact that you jump on and kill tortoises, fish, plants and whatever the hell those little brown things are (moles?)

      I'd assume that it's because they think Mario is a significantly easier target, one much more likely to get attention because your average uninformed individual is more likely to be able to recognise Mario than RDR; additionally, I'm sure PETA's "audience" would merely see RDR as just another of those "evil Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000 games" that such illustrious outlets as Fox News are always condemning and warning them about. To a complete moron (read: PETA's "audience"), a title like Red Dead Redemption probably does sound the part. Additionally, Mario has extra recognition as a bright, happy child-friendly gaming experience, so really what it comes down to is THINK OF THE CHILDREN.

    Just ignore them, there are many, many more organisations that actually don't waste their time and money on such things and actually help animals. I don't think the animals themselves even want to be associated with PETA.

    PETA is the wesboro baptist approach of animal rights.

    How many PETA members does it take to change a lightbulb?

    None. They can't change anything.


      I don't know, they change my habit of not looking at women/fashion magazines when they have those covers where celebs are supporting "The Cause". But then, it's not normally "The Cause" that's on my mind at that point ;-0

    PETA are the worst. Just the worst. The luantics are definitely running the asylum there.

    I'll resist the urge to throw red paint all over my 3DS when playing.

    PETA must be feeling they're losing relevance (not that they had any to begin with) Two retarded PETA stories within a week. . .

    Once again my response has not changed since the last story

    Did PETA even research what a Tanuki even is, it's a freaking mythical creature

      Then tell them to stop mythically trying to eat my garbage every Tuesday night!

      Tanuki are as real as you or me.

      Well, as real as me. You could be a tanuki for all I know.

    If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?

    It's a suit to make you LOOK like a tanooki. Not a suit made FROM a tanooki. FFS. PETA are now laughable and irrelevant in my books.

    For every animal PETA don't eat i'll eat two.

    Guess it's time to censor our history books too.

    The fact we eat and used to eat other animals throughout our entire history means we should censor our history books so not to affect the current generation.


    By accusing a completely fictional character of wearing fur for fashion, PETA is sending the message that it’s OK to be completely delusional

    Well done Mario! you are ridding the world of raccoons. Soon there will be no need for a raccoon city and no zombies. Though I will miss the skimpy clothed super hero girl shooting them. Now go and jump on all the turtles you can find so we don't need TMNT and after that eat all of them shrooms to rid the world of the evil that is drugs!!! just bag a few for me as well please ;)

    Don't mention Red Dead Redemption. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it.

    who worst

    ACL or PETA

    I can decide, they are both very annoying and have no idea what they are talking about.

    What? No mention that the fire flower is teaching children to worship petro-chemical companies and pollute the world? Mario teaches children to eat mushrooms yet no accolades? Get your priorities right PETA

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