shamuboy wrote: »
Just last week they accused SeaWorld of violating the 13th amendment that abolished slavery. They say keeping Killer Whales and Dolphins in captivity is wrong. Even under the right circumstances. But, really? Doesn't the amendments only apply for human beings?
LuigiHann wrote: »
The only way I can begin to rationalize this is to assume that they're not really objecting to Mario's use of animal-themed suits, but are merely using the parody as a platform to protest the use of fur in real life. I have to assume that they just do the video game parodies because they know that video game parodies will bring them some media attention, and not because they really believe that video games affect people's lifestyle decisions.
On a tangentially related note, I had forgotten that the tanuki is a real animal. I had read that before, but for a while I've been thinking that they were purely a creature from Japanese folklore, which made this particular issue seem even more bizarre.
Scnew wrote: »
Who actually funds PETA?
"Our spoof is simply making a serious point: that there is a much darker story behind tanuki skins than Mario lets on. In games like Call of Duty, where characters shoot and kill animals, or in Dog Wars, where players have fun fighting and torturing dogs, it sends a dangerous message that this kind of behavior is acceptable."