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Nintendo responds.

[...]"Mario often takes the appearance of certain animals and objects in his games [...] These have included a frog, a penguin, a balloon and even a metallic version of himself. These lighthearted and whimsical transformations give Mario different abilities and make his games fun to play. The different forms Mario takes make no statement beyond the games themselves."[...]
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Who the fuck cares what PETA has to say these days anyway? They're the left-wing equivalent of Westboro and that's all they should amount to.

Not quite.

PETA may be extreme in their views, but there is some semblance of a rational basis for them (i.e. a logic taken to its extreme)

Westboro Baptist Church, on the other hand, is completely batshit crazy. They start with a premise that is completely illogical and without foundation in any religious text, and take it to the extreme. It's basically a bunch of ignorant bigots using religion as an excuse for hate.

Also, a lot of right-wingers would take offense at the suggestion that Westboro is "right-wing" (not stated explicitly in your post, but implied).

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I'm sorry what? PETA gets mad about this and then they commission THAT? They rage about Mario wearing what could be a Tanooki skin and in retaliation create a parody game in which you run around as a skinned Tanooki?

I'm now more inclined to rag on PETA about promoting animal cruelty than Nintendo...

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I'm sorry what? PETA gets mad about this and then they commission THAT? They rage about Mario wearing what could be a Tanooki skin and in retaliation create a parody game in which you run around as a skinned Tanooki?

I'm now more inclined to rag on PETA about promoting animal cruelty than Nintendo...

Let us not forget their past stupidity.

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If there was a semblance of rational basis here, this topic I'm posting this response in wouldn't exist.

The rational basis/logic is the "animal rights" platform. The topic that everyone is posting a response in is the because PETA has taken it to the extreme, which often times manifests as irrational expressions.

This is analogous to a libertarian who says that there shouldn't be any criminal laws whatsoever.

Rational basis = libertarianism/freedom from state interference in personal behavior

Taken to extreme (and manifested as irrational) = No criminal penalties for murder, rape, etc.

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No peta does not have rational views. They value animals above human life, so much that they oppose things like insulin dirived from dogs. And they also do not condemn the actions of the Animal Liberation Front. A group whom has firebombed animal testing facilities and done millions of dollars in damage to advances in medical science.

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No peta does not have rational views. They value animals above human life, so much that they oppose things like insulin dirived from dogs. And they also do not condemn the actions of the Animal Liberation Front. A group whom has firebombed animal testing facilities and done millions of dollars in damage to advances in medical science.

You may not see their side, but that doesn't mean that their views are not rational. The same argument you're making could be applied to pretty much anything. Abortion for instance.

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