PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has responded to fan backlash over this week's anti-Mario campaign, insisting it wasn't an attack on the Ninty mascot, but a humorous attempt to raise awareness of a serious issue. "Mario fans: Relax! PETA's game was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, a fun way to call attention …
laughing at you not with you
If anything, this shows something about PETA, in that everyone EXPECTED them to do stuff like this, thus had no problem believing their "joke."
PETA - Please East Tasty Animals
PETA - Please East Tasty Animals
Internet hive mind?
More to the point, why are giant dildos being used as background props??
"Call of Duty, where characters shoot and kill animals, or in Dog Wars, where players have fun fighting and torturing dogs, it sends a dangerous message that this kind of behaviour is acceptable"
Really, it doesn't.
Shit like this angries up my blood and that's as a veggie for over 20 years.
"Call of Duty, where characters shoot and kill animals"
And humans. Did you miss the humans? Lots and lots of humans? Seems like PETA don't give a fuck about their own species, only other ones.
And how often do you kill animals in CoD? Though I will admit to being surprised when my childish chicken-murder spree through the market in CoD7 was rewarded with a Steam achievement.
PETA - For folk wih too much time on there hands
Lets not forget that all of God's creatures have a place on the earth...right next to the mashed potatoes.
/Mine is the leather lamb skin jacket
Shurely Shome mishtake
Leather *and* lamb skin..?
Damn straight. I've got a packet of veal cutlets in one pocket and a slab of venison in the other.
"Leather *and* lamb skin..?"
Yes, Leathered lamb skin. Leathering is a process (well, Tanning, but too many would think that means sunbathing...), and can be applied to many types of skins.
mentioned in the other thread, but applicable here too - go to youtube, and search for 'Penn & Teller Bullshit PETA'.
Look - without his fur on you can clearly see he's made of meat.
That PETA game is clearly promoting the warm, tasty nutritional value of the tanuki.
Honestly, if you want to put people off these animals, you could always just show them a clip from 'Pom Poko'...
Oh. I see the joke.
Seriously, PETA advocates need their heads examining.
Skinning Animals Alive
Seriously? Skinning Animals Alive? I just don't believe that happens as common practice for several reasons.
1) It would be several times more difficult to skin them alive, whilst wriggling, screaming, biting etc. than whilst dead
2) It would be pointless. They aren't sheep. It won't grow back.
3) The fur would get covered in blood. Far better to drain the blood first (and keep it - very tasty).
4) PETA stated it
Doesn't mean there aren't sick bastards out there that do it sometimes for kicks but as a standard business practice it is an awful lot of extra hassle with no benefits.
What about the turtles?
Mario may not skin raccoon dogs for their fur, but what about all the poor turtles he brutally de-shells in a manner reminiscent of that scene in Cannibal Holocaust?
To add insu- well, injury to injury, he then uses the shells to hurt other turtles!
When will the madness stop?
".......where players have fun fighting and torturing dogs, it sends a dangerous message that this kind of behaviour is acceptable"
The most scary thing is, it's true!
99.5% of the population as a thick as sh te, and those allifcted will believe it.
The only joke I see here is PETA.
And this from the biggest HYPOCRITES on the planet...bullocks!!
I'm all for the ethical treatment of animals!!
I love them with barbeque sauce, or sweet chilli, or jack daniels glazing....om nom nom nom!
1> That excuse is as old as the hills - when you are caught out, claim "Oh, but I was only joking".
2> PETA have made it very clear that they don't *have* a sense of humour.
PETA has a sense of humour?
sorry but woudnt....
it be more fun to hunt down, torture and skin PETA members, (in a online game enviroment ???)
operators of all kill shelters.
Really, the sorriest get out. A rather tedious acquaintance of mine used to pull this regularly to explain away some hideously retarded remark; it almost invariably seems to be a technique associated with those least capable of actual functioning humour.
From the latest meeting of the PETA strategy boutique: "Well I think that went rather well! Finally people are talking about us for some reason other than because Chrissie Hynde used to be shaggable."
Where is the concern for mushrooms?
In every Mario game I can recall poor defenceless mushrooms are forced to suffer!
Stick to the naked celebs, plz.