The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals might be
barking up the wrong mush room.
In Monday, the cent reversion organization issued a press r
release attacking iconic Nintendo meet Ma rio for Illgal
wearing a Tangos suit in his latest adventure, the ‘a '
Nintendo 31216 game Super Mario Land, which hit
shelves on Sunday.
Arnoold may be just a "suit" in Mario games, but by /'
wearing the skin of an animal, Mario is sending the :;;'1;: '
message that it' s OK to wear fur," PETA says. some dumb bitches!
Tanooki Mario (Nintendo)
The me suit, which grants Ma rio the ability to
glide acre's the screen, has been a part of the franchise since first appearing as a poweramp in 1988' s
Super Ma rio Bros. 3. In the new game, Ma rio acquires the suit not by doing something lousy to a
Arnoold, but by snagging a Super Leaf.
Still, PETA insists this encourages animal abuse.
TERMS are raccoon dogs who are beaten and, as PETA' s undercover exposes show, often
skinned alive for their fur," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Ewan. "This winter,
eve ryone can give me men dogs and other fabulous animals a by keeping our fur-
To help prove their point, even commissioned a crude parody video game called "Super
Tana old Skin " in which players try to their skin from a flying Mario (Warning: Kind of
disturbing, and tatally not fun.)
It' s just the latest in a long line of PETA game complaints. In they went after Craking Mama for
not being a vegetarian, while just last year they parodied challenging downloadable platform hit
Super Meat Boy for starring a piece of raw meat.
Nintendo has yet to cemment, thaugh we' re pretty sure it will sound like a hand slapping a reheat.