I don't think PETA really dissed Mario, since they don't have the ability to diss anyone.
Honestly, PETA is such a laughable organization that means absolutely nothing to anyone. Sometimes they hit some good topic (KFC), but for the most part, they're just useless, over publicized people who only do things like this to get that publicity.
Yeah you kinda hit the nail on the head here. They accomplish nothing, and no one thinks they accomplish anything. They make an occasional good point, but they tarnish their own word with their behavior. No one takes them seriously.
I'm not sure why people are even surprised by this latest thing. PETA has been doing things like this since the start. This is exactly what everyone expects from them, so I'm not sure why anyone bothers to give them any attention anymore, considering that's exactly what they want. >.<
I may not be 100% correct on this... but isn't a tanooki a fictional creature? Like a unicorn and the like?
Grow up PETA, haha.
It's a real creature but there is a cultural image associated with it that doesn't reflect real life. It's like folklore of a real creature.
You ought to see how they make those furs in China. Maybe once you see the truth you'll start to realize how terrible it is.
Still, making these dumb games isn't the way to go about this, they should release more videos showing what they do to animals in places like China, and they should show these things in public.
If it's a question of the method used, then it should be properly addressed as such, not made out to demonize people for wearing fur at all, which has been a necessity for survival in the past and is something I fail to see as something harmful. As Brentalfloss points out in the video Dark Master linked to (good video, and good points, btw), animals are guilty of horrible atrocities against each other, and while you may argue that they do it all for survival, that's not true at all
. Plenty of things a variety of species do in the wild are grotesquely destructive and cruel and serve no practical purpose whatsover, kinda like how dolphins murder porpoises and then rape their corpses
. When that's the natural order of things, you can't damn someone for wanting a nice piece of clothing made out of animal fur, because at least that has a purpose
. 90% of the animal rights stuff I've heard seems to me to be completely ignorant of how the world works; people just don't understand how entirely brutal and unforgiving nature is.
If the issue is about excessive mistreatment of animals, it should be addressed as such so it can be truly acknowledged and dealt with, not mistaken for wild demonizing, which is exactly what PETA does.