Think of the Fenrisian Wolves: Peta ask Games Workshop to cut fur from Warhammer figures

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Peta have written to Kevin Rountree, the CEO of Games Workshop, to ask that the company consider removing fur clothing from the figurines of its Warhammer characters.

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Peta's letter cites Leman Russ and Horus Lupercal as examples of Warhammer figures who wear animal pelts. Their contention is that, “while we appreciate that these are fictional characters, 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.” 

Peta say “wearing the skins of dead animals doesn’t take any skill” - true, though they don't speak to the difficulty of convincing a Fenrisian Wolf to part with one - and “nothing on the bloody battlefields of Warhammer’s war-torn world could match the horrific reality that foxes, minks, rabbits, and other living beings experience at the hands of the fur trade.”

Not to knock Peta's knowledge of Warhammer lore, which we're sure is encyclopedic, but we do wonder whether they temporarily confused their settings in also mentioning the Chaos Warriors. They, of course, hail from the Warhammer Fantasy universe, when the rest of Peta's letter concerns Warhammer 40,000, a time in the far future when, impending apocalypse or not, we'd all hope the ethics of fur would be uppermost in people's minds.

So come on, The Emperor - get out of that chair and pass some anti-speciesist laws. What's that? You're in a coma? How convenient.

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monkeyfritz Avatar
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1 Month ago

“while we appreciate that these are fictional characters, "

No. No, I don't think you do.

Try devoting some energy to stopping child slavery, or something actually productive and benificial to society. But no, we'd rather rage over a fake animal's fake fur on a fake character in a fictional setting.

For petas sake.

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Gradash Avatar
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1 Month ago

Kill people, rip it apart, use skulls as helmet it ok, but wolf skins NOT!!!!

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Gruntsworth Avatar
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1 Month ago

"There are no wolves on Fenris."

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1 Month ago

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Geredis Avatar
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3 Weeks ago

“nothing on the bloody battlefields of Warhammer’s war-torn world could match the horrific reality that foxes, minks, rabbits, and other living beings experience at the hands of the fur trade.”

Uh...Really? SOmething tells me that the Dark ELdar flaying their captives alive. Or Khornate warriors casually mutilating their enemies while turning their skulls into goblets would range up there. Never mind the fun of various neuro toxins, poison gas, the abject living conditions of 98.5% of the Imperium's population. Or the sheer bio-horror that is PETA's revenge in the form of the Tyranids scouring the universe...

I think someone needs to realize that “wearing the skins of dead animalsl” doesn't even rank as a "horrific reality" in this setting. Hell, half of the things I listed above don't even count as a "horrific reality" it's just a thing as it is.

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