Nintendo Responds to PETA

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    Nov 16, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-11-15-nintendo-responds-to-peta-mario-pro-fur-claim

    According to Eurogamer.net...

    Nintendo responds to PETA Mario pro-fur claim
    By Wesley Yin-Poole Published 15 November, 2011
    Transformations make Mario "fun to play"

    Nintendo has responded to animal rights group PETA's attack on Super Mario 3D Land, saying the Italian plumber's animal-based transformations are "lighthearted and whimsical".

    Yesterday PETA launched its Mario Kills Tanooki campaign, claiming the Nintendo mascot's famed Tanooki suit power-up sends out a message that it's okay to wear real animal fur.

    "When on a mission to rescue the princess, Mario has been known to use any means necessary to defeat his enemy - even wearing the skin of a raccoon dog to give him special powers," reads a post on its website.

    "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."

    PETA even launched its own Flash-based platformer called Super Tanooki Skin 2D, in which you play as a skinless raccoon trying to chase down Mario and retrieve its hide.

    Now Nintendo has had its say.

    "Mario often takes the appearance of certain animals and objects in his games," a spokesperson told Eurogamer.

    "These have included a frog, a penguin, a balloon and even a metallic version of himself. These lighthearted and whimsical transformations give Mario different abilities and make his games fun to play.

    "The different forms that Mario takes make no statement beyond the games themselves."


    *facepalm* PETA's stupidity has no limits!
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:17 PM GMT
    I'm sorry my eyes must have rolled into the back of head when this reached the height of retardification, I got to the part about PETA saying Mario is promoting killing and wearing raccoon dog fur and thats all I could stomach
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    I read PETA and I threw up.

    Then I read the actual article and it makes me want to firebomb PETA so bad...
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    Chainers saidI read PETA and I threw up.

    Then I read the actual article and it makes me want to firebomb PETA so bad...


    you mean fire flower
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    Chainers saidI read PETA and I threw up.

    Then I read the actual article and it makes me want to firebomb PETA so bad...


    you mean fire flower


    Yes, of course, while dressed in the Tanooki suit.
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    I prefer the Hammer Bros suit myself
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    Claystation saidI prefer the Hammer Bros suit myself


    I like the frog but I dont think it would be effective to slap PETA in the face.

    The Tanooki suit is the perfect metaphor for "We care about MARIO more than your stupid fucking TANOOKI bitches!"
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:37 PM GMT
    Chainers said
    Claystation saidI prefer the Hammer Bros suit myself


    I like the frog but I dont think it would be effective to slap PETA in the face.

    The Tanooki suit is the perfect metaphor for "We care about MARIO more than your stupid fucking TANOOKI bitches!"


    This is why we cant have nice things
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    Chainers said
    Claystation saidI prefer the Hammer Bros suit myself


    I like the frog but I dont think it would be effective to slap PETA in the face.

    The Tanooki suit is the perfect metaphor for "We care about MARIO more than your stupid fucking TANOOKI bitches!"


    This is why we cant have nice things


    Its why PETA cant have nice things, I am looking for the Tanooki suit as we speak.
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    Have you tried busting some bricks?
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    Claystation saidHave you tried busting some bricks?


    I have not, Im just worried my head would hurt.

    I havent tried saving a princess either, dumb bitch can save herself.
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    You dont have to save a princess, a mushroom person will do, also rumor has it you need to eat a mushroom before you can start busting bricks, its seems to have a steroid effect or something
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    Claystation saidYou dont have to save a princess, a mushroom person will do, also rumor has it you need to eat a mushroom before you can start busting bricks, its seems to have a steroid effect or something


    Or being High on shrooms means you can live in fantasy land...lol...
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    Nov 17, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    Something like that, I mean how else are you going to eat a flower to throw fire?
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    Claystation saidSomething like that, I mean how else are you going to eat a flower to throw fire?


    Thats a good question, I havent figured that one out. Or how else will you turn into stone/be a frog really.
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    Well according to PETA you could go and skin a raccoon dog, I mean if Mario does it then EVERYONE must be doing it, Mario is a fashion trend setter. I mean you saw how he led the overalls movement
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    Claystation saidWell according to PETA you could go and skin a raccoon dog, I mean if Mario does it then EVERYONE must be doing it, Mario is a fashion trend setter. I mean you saw how he led the overalls movement


    Thats true, I might as well go eat a peach for hours then too, cause Im sure Mario has done that...
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    Gross
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    Claystation saidGross


    lol I guess I did go too far with that one.
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    I think you should apologize to the OP
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    Kuroshiro I am sorry I ruined your thread with the vulgar image of eating Princess Peach out for hours on end. I realize that the vagaygay is a disgusting thing to many gay men, and we do not want to visualize putting our tongue in and around the vag.

    Please accept my apology.
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    Claystation saidicon_eek.gif


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    Nov 17, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
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    Nov 17, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    Chainers said
    Claystation said
    Chainers saidI read PETA and I threw up.

    Then I read the actual article and it makes me want to firebomb PETA so bad...


    you mean fire flower


    Yes, of course, while dressed in the Tanooki suit.



    T_T It's TANUKI

    And PETA is just stupid, the whole Tanuki suit idea is based of Japanese myth and has jack shit to do with skinning/harming raccoon. I mean there is a reason you get the suit by touching a leaf (raccoon use leaves in Japanese lore to hide themselves while they play pranks on people)