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Nintendo has stood up to PETA claims that Mario's use of a Tanuki Suit sends the message that it's OK to wear fur.

PETA stated: "In Super Mario 3D Land tanooki may be just a suit, but by wearing the skin of an animal, PETA believes Mario is sending the message that it's OK to wear fur."

However, Nintendo is having none of it, telling Eurogamer.

"Mario often takes the appearance of certain animals and objects in his games," said a spokesperson. "These have included a frog, a penguin, a balloon and even a metallic version of himself. These lighthearted and whimsical transformations give Mario different abilities and make his games fun to play.

"The different forms that Mario takes make no statement beyond the games themselves."

Super Mario 3D Land is out this Friday and it's well worth your money.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

It seems unlikely PETA has any real beef with Nintendo and Mario, but is merely using the high profile game to promote its cause.

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pblive

Oh Deer,

Nintendo should have Ducked out of this one. At least they didn't make a dogs dinner of the reply.
Posted 20:51 on 19 November 2011
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Clockpunk

Oh dear, Gloomy - you've upset an Nintendo fanboi! Feel his impotent wrath!! :D
Posted 19:14 on 19 November 2011
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hellerkeller@ MrGloomy

WHAT ARE YOU!?!??!?? A CRAZY BITCH?!? ***** YOU AND PETA!!
Posted 18:55 on 19 November 2011
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MrGloomy

Hang on a minute. give PETA a chance to explain. I have for some time thought Mario was a sadistic, drug addicted, psychotic maniac. Really. Always jumping on innocent animals heads (they're being provoked by the callous imp). Stealing gold coins everywhere (surely they might belong to somebody, but does he ask?). Abusing the use of mushroom based narcotics and now obviously skinning and wearing innocent beavers/raccoons (whatever it is). Apart from Mario wearing poor, defensless animal hides, where else do see these animals? Knowhere because Mario kills and skins them all.

Let's face it people, Mario and his equally twisted brother are bastards...probably, literally as neither of them have a surname and we've never seen a father figure.
Posted 08:28 on 16 November 2011
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Bloodstorm

"It seems unlikely PETA has any real beef with Nintendo and Mario, but is merely using the high profile game to promote its cause."

Quorn surely?

What cause? They kill THOUSANDS of cats and dogs a year because they can't, or refuse to, find new homes for abandoned animals. PETA can go and suck a big one.
Posted 16:50 on 15 November 2011
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Woffls

Quote:
It seems unlikely PETA has any real beef with Nintendo and Mario, but is merely using the high profile game to promote its cause.
Beef? *slow clap*

Surprised Nintendo responded to this.
Posted 12:48 on 15 November 2011
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altaranga

This is just a bit of horseplay from PETA. Nintendo have replied in kind showing they cannot be bull-ied. I can't see PETA taking this any further, they'll chicken out.
Posted 12:43 on 15 November 2011

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Release Date: 18/11/2011
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Platformer
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