16 November 2011

Animation pokes fun at PETA's criticism of Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D Land

Next Media Animation, the Taiwan-based company known for its humorous re-enactments of current news events, has released an animation with its take on PETA's criticism of Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D Land. In the game Mario is able to wear a tanooki suit -- the skin of a raccoon dog.

PETA explains, "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."

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Photo credit: NMA