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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:33 am 
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Been meaning all day to wander by and post this
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2017/01/ ... mdark.html
http://www.peta.org.uk/wp-content/uploa ... Letter.pdf

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From the mighty Leman Russ and Horus Lupercal to Chaos Warriors and the Sisters of Silence, Warhammer features an abundance of characters who wear what appear to be animal pelts, which just doesn’t add up”, the group says in the letter. “These battle-hardened warriors are known for their martial prowess – but wearing the skins of dead animals doesn’t take any skill.”

Animals killed for their fur are typically kept in tiny, filthy wire cages before being electrocuted, drowned, or even skinned alive. Or they may be trapped in the wild by horrific bone-crushing steel-jaw traps – which often leave them languishing for days before they eventually die of hunger, thirst, or blood loss.

And even though Warhammer characters are fictional, PETA (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”) notes in the letter that “draping them in what looks to be a replica of a dead animal sends the message that wearing fur is acceptable – when, in fact, it has no more place in 2017 than it would in the year 40,000”.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:37 am 
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I saw that this morning also.... talk about shear lunacy!@

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Marketing and mindshare for PETA - probably not a good thing

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:02 am 
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PETA is best ignored.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:56 am 
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My friends and I had a small chuckle over PETA's efforts: there was some disbelief about whether it was even real! Alas, PETA has kind of missed the point of the 40K universe: it shows you that people and animals get used as clothing if you foolishly vote for Ghazkull! (I would choose an Australian example but I imagined most here wouldn't know the details to appreciate it) ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:01 am 
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@splash: why should peta be ignored ?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:33 am 
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Jeez! I had assumed this was satire, but no, there it is on the Peta website....

Of all the things happening in the world right now and they pick this to protest about!


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 Post subject: Re: PETA vs Grimdark
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:35 am 
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And how many blokes are going to go out and buy fur jackets because of seeing GW minatures !

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:09 am 
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GW should consider their response carefully. As the right reply would get a lot of people like me to buy their first mini's from GW for a very long time.

I'm thinking something really short, along the lines of:

Dear PETA,

You're a pack of gosh darned idiots.

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Haha, they're offended on the behalf of furry animals world wide!

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Wait - I just saw my post. "Gosh Darned"?! Who created the word filter on these forums?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:43 pm 
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knthrak wrote:
GW should consider their response carefully. As the right reply would get a lot of people like me to buy their first mini's from GW for a very long time.

I'm thinking something really short, along the lines of:

Dear PETA,

You're a pack of gosh darned idiots.

Regards,

K. Roundtree


That might bring me back in to the fold as well :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:45 pm 
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Dear PETA,
Although it would be impossible to remove animal pelts and cloaks from out entire range, as a gesture of good will we have decided that henceforth ourg range of Dark Eldar will no longer feature any animal skins, pelts or cloaks. Instead these characters will exclusively adorn their bodies with the skulls and finger bones of vegans, and their cloaks will be made exclusively from gluten free human skin.

Yours sincerely,
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I have some respect for a number of PETA's positions, but this was mostly amusing. It's not like wargamers are a big market for fur coats. Not to mention, Fenrisian wolves might actually be wulfenized Astartes...

On the other hand, they've managed to spread their message pretty well by doing this. It was probably a good use of their time.


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PETA are always good for a laugh! https://youtu.be/IoUBmZJQV8Q

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