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  PETA Attacks Mario For Wearing Tanooki Fur
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ContributorHomegrown Democrat 
Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Nov 14, 2011 03:49pm
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AuthorDavid M. Ewalt
News DateMonday, November 14, 2011 06:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBeloved videogame star Mario is back in action this week following the November 13 release of Super Mario 3D Land. Now animal rights group PETA is attacking the hero plumber for wearing “fur” –the Tanooki Suit, a frequent power-up in Mario games that grants the ability to fly.

In a press release, PETA says:

Tanooki may be just a “suit” in Mario games, but by wearing the skin of an animal, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur. We created our game to help inform people that in real life, Mario would be wearing the skin of an animal who was beaten, strangled or electrocuted, and it wouldn’t give him any special powers other than the power of self-deception.
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