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When on a mission to rescue the princess, Mario has been known to use any means necessary to defeat his enemy—even wearing the skin of a raccoon dog to give him special powers.
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. Play Super Tanooki Skin 2D and help Tanooki reclaim his fur!
First it was the rat in Battlefield 3 and now PETA have lost their damn mind.
I think they lost their damn mind waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy before this. Just sayin’. Never once did I think that fur was okay, because of a mario game. If anything, it was the toy chest full of barbie dolls. I blame all of my failures on her.