PETA, the militant anti-fur group has written to Games Workshop...
To complain of the depiction of fur on their wargaming miniatures.
The PETA website states thus:
"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 grimdark, battle-hardened warriors are known for their martial prowess – but wearing the skins of dead animals doesn’t take any skill.
Indeed, nothing 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. 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. 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.
PETA has written to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree asking that the leading British miniature war-gaming brand ban “fur” garments from all Warhammer characters. While we appreciate that they are fictional, draping them in what looks like 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."
How do they feel one must ask, with regards to the depiction of Dark Elves wearing the flayed skins of humans (probably OK).
How long before great works of art are removed for depicting the wearing of ermine etc?
I bet the band 'The Psychedelic Furs' must be literally shitting themselves...
On thing is for certain, they will not get a penny from me, because they have just proved what a complete disassociation they have with the real world.
I noted that there had not been a single positive comment on the PETA website in regards to the above, and indeed the webmaster appears to have locked the topic.
I think that says it all.
Check the original post out, here:
(and I thought I was detached from reality)