While my innocent, little car was being violated by that he-man, AReliableSource and I got into a whole conversation about PETA. You all know how I am all for animal rights. For those of you who are new, I'm being vegetarian for a year to save animals. I do this meatless cleanse every other year. That being said, sometimes PETA is on point and sometimes they just goes too far.
Do you recognize that cute, little Italian guy up there??? That's Mario!!! PETA unleashed the hate on Super Mario Brothers and its' Tanooki suit. Apparently this is against animal rights.
Immediate Reaction: A virtual (just to clarify, virtual means NOT REAL) character wearing a virtual costume is apparently against animal rights. What's the Jax opinion on this? Jax thinks that people need hobbies. If people are so concerned with animal rights, go rescue a dog from an animal shelter. Leave the damn video games to the techies. And who's to say that Mario's suit isn't faux fur???!!??
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Warning: Do not watch the video on the PETA website if you have a weak stomach or are easily disturbed. That video had me in tears.
Educated Reaction: I completely agree with PETA. To skin an animal alive is not only cruel and inhumane, but it's sickening. The research I did on real life Tanooki suits and fur has me sick to my stomach. It's funny how your opinion changes after you educate yourself. No living creature should be subjected to the fate of being skinned alive or bludgeoned to death for a fashion statement. While Mario may be an extreme method of lashing out, it got people's attention.
I went from thinking PETA was being silly, to a full on supporter.
Was I manipulated by the organization, or do you agree with their stand?