Personally, I think this is a little silly since I kinda envision it as Mario magically turning into a Racoon or Tanooki, not skinning one to use for its ‘magical’ powers. I guess PETA will do whatever they want to get people on their side. I couldn’t bring myself to beat this game.
Update: Kotaku is reporting that PETA released a statement yesterday apologizing and saying that this was just a tongue-in-cheek joke in order to bring light to the great problem of the fur industry. Ha! That’ll teach them to try discrediting Mario! lol.