If you're a Nintendo fan, you probably know about a new Mario release on the 3DS. You probably also know Mario is famous for wearing different 'suits' in his games, including penguin costumes, 'fire spitting' suits, and a Tanooki costume.
A Tanooki costume helps mario fly, as well as bash enemies with his tail.
However, PETA (people for the ethical treatment of animals) takes offense to Mario's use of the poor Tanooki, and has created an awesome website showing their outrage.
At Mario Kills Tanooki, you see Mario as the ruthless killer he is, slaughtering poor tanookis and wearing their skins for malicious purposes.
Yet, they're fine with him stomping sentient Mushrooms (aka: Goombas) to his heart's content. After all, mushrooms aren't animals, so it must be ok to murder THEM in cold blood, right??
Or, just go there to play their video game. It's actually kind of difficult. Difficult like the old NES games of the 80's (Battletoads, anyone???)
In the game, you're a sad skinned Tanooki, chasing mario to claim your skin back. If you can get past the fact you're playing a bloody fictitious animal, it's actually kind of fun.
Other fun games on PETA's site include Super Tofu Boy and Super Chick Sisters. What I'd love to see is "Save the Lorax from Gucci Mama's Wrath." Just saying.
So yes, PETA. You caught my attention. I think you guys are fucking crazy, and I'll be glad to eat KFC in front of you while saying that, but you made a entertaining website, and a damn-fun game to play.
And I'm talking about you, which is kind of what you were aiming for. It's all about the publicity, right???
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