"PETA, the People for the Ethnic Treatment of Animals, has launched an attack on Mario for his use of the Tanooki Suit." http://www.computerandvideogames.com...f-tanooki-fur/
Actual quote from PETA's "Mario Kills Tanooki" page -
"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.
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!" http://features.peta.org/mario-kills-tanooki/
Also on the PETA website -
"Luckily, there is no need to be cruel to stay warm and look cool. Cruelty-free fabrics and faux furs are available in stores everywhere, and PETA continues to work with designers and clothing retailers to encourage them to use and sell only animal-friendly fabrics." http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-u...thing/fur.aspx
Fucking bunch of idiots! I lose more respect for them every time they pull this type of publicity stunt. They did the same with Super Meat Boy.