Animal Rights Group PETA Has Called For A Ban On The Plastic Fur On Warhammer Figures

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Animal Rights Group PETA Has Called For A Ban On The Plastic Fur On Warhammer Figures



What’s happening in the world today? First, Affleck drops out of directing The Batman, then Peter Capaldi announced that he was stepping down from Doctor Who. And now, PETA is calling for a Warhammer ‘fur’ ban.

Animal Rights Group PETA Has Called For A Ban On The Plastic Fur On Warhammer Figures

The animal rights group PETA has written to Games Workshop asking for Warhammer to not dress its miniatures in plastic fur. We kid you not. The complaint is about the painted-on animal pelts some of the figurines wear in the Warhammer 40,000 board game. Warhammer 40,000 is set in a futuristic world wear armies seek to conquer with huge weapons.

“While we appreciate that they are fictional,” the group says, “draping them in what looks like a replica of a dead animal sends the message that wearing fur is acceptable.”

“[N]othing on the bloody battlefields of Warhammer’s conflict-ravaged universe could match the terrible reality that foxes, minks, rabbits, and other living beings experience at the hands of the fur trade,” PETA UK’s digital marketing manager, Dan Howe, wrote in a blog post.

Animal Rights Group PETA Has Called For A Ban On The Plastic Fur On Warhammer Figures

“Those killed for their fur typically first endure a bleak life inside a tiny, filthy wire cage before being electrocuted, drowned, or even skinned alive,” he continued. “Or they may be in the wild, minding their own business, when they get caught in a horrific bone-crushing steel-jaw trap — often languishing for days before eventually dying from starvation, dehydration, or blood loss.”

Of course, fans took to Twitter to vent their outrage:

Of course, the appeal has been met with ridicule online, as no animals have been harmed. It is a fantasy game. Emphasis on ‘fantasy’.

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Is Trump writing all the news headlines today?

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Not to sound funny here but did anyone from peta actually think this through. If these fictional characters are warriors then it likely means they did not got to the shop to go buy the pelts. What would be the warhammer 40k way would be these soldiers went to the wilderness and had to hunt and fight these animals as a right of passage or something to that effect. And the story would be something like they would be honoring the animals by adoring them on their armor to fight the evil enemies of the imperium. The plastic animals that… Read more »
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