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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PETA - Boldly Going Where No Sane Group Should Go - Trying to Make Games Workshop "Fur Free"



I first saw this yesterday and initially figured it HAD to be a joke. PETA, the animal advocacy group, wants Games Workshop (Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, etc) to stop sporting figures with fur.

Now, follow this.

This are "miniatures" - they are not real. Which means that any fur detailed is not real.

But what about art? Its not real.

How about in computer games? Its not real.

No animals were harmed in the creation of any of Games Workshop's IP.

Wait... do they still sell horse hair brushes to paint these fur wearing miniatures? Are the horses harmed? It may be time for a revolution!

Now, if Games Workshop were to declare the not real fur in the first place to be faux fur, would that make PETA go away? Probably not: "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"

How many Warhammer players drape themselves in fur? Fuck, who could afford to at the price GW minis cost.

Grounding in reality is weak in this one.

For fuck's sake...


20 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that PETA has already solved all the ACTUAL cases of animal cruelty in the world and can devote their time to this nonsense. Who would donate money to them knowing that it's going to be wasted on crap like this?


    But I seriously LOLed at this line: "How many Warhammer players drape themselves in fur? Fuck, who could afford to at the price GW minis cost."

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    1. No one should donate money to them if they care about caring for animals and ending animal cruelty, their goal is "total animal liberation" not a society that treats animals ethically.

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  2. My wife, who is a proud hunter from a family of the same, always said she's also a member of PETA, or "People Eating Tasty Animals."

    I am happy someone is looking out for imaginary animal furs rendered in hobby metal, though. This is clearly the most important issue of 2017.

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    1. Also, it never occurred to me the message GW was sending was that wearing furs is acceptable. I always thought their message was, "Wearing the gore drenched remains of your chainsawed enemy was acceptable," but pesky state and federal laws made it hard to catch on.

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    2. Damn there is some pure comedy gold in the comments section on the PETA UK page on this.

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  3. Remember wearing fur is not acceptable, but human skulls. All good!

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    1. All those skulls belonged to human meateaters...

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  4. Yeah, wow. Kinda chews at their credibility when they go after stupid shit. Who's going to take them seriously when they do stuff like that?
    I have a bunch of Space Wolves still in the box. This motivates me to get them out and start painting again!

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    1. They have no credibility at all. Do a web search for "peta meat freezer" and you'll find out all you need to know about this unethical group that fights for "total animal liberation" (their words, not mine, look that up too).

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    2. To them it's better that the animals are killed rather than living enslaved by humans.
      I.e. no pets people. As for seeing eye dogs for the blind, they are just slaves to man...

      And to think I actually thought PETA was an animal welfare organization ... how wrong I was.

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    3. Their lack of credibility is exactly whey they've been reduced to non-issues like this. Even a lot of animal rights activists blow them off as idiots and hypocrites.

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  5. PETA... annoying and stupid since its inception. Nothing has changed.

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  6. Next up: PETA vs. Historical miniature makers. I tell you, the Dark Ages had waaaaay too much fur!

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  7. Someone needs to protest the prices on those damn things instead.

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  8. And, with close to zero effort, PETA makes it even more difficult for those of us who really do care about animal ethics issues to be taken seriously.

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  10. No fur, but wearing the skulls of your (human, ork or Eldar) enemies is perfectly fine!

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  11. When I was sculpting Finn the Barbarian with a fur cloak, I was thinking that one bear had fed his entire village through the winter and kept him warm. I certainly agree with looking after animals. However, I always thought fantasy miniatures were for fantasy games. I really do think this all needs to be placed in context. Because in the "grim dark future" of Warhammer 40k, "there is only war". PETA's argument would wouldn't hold up against a Chain Sword or hungry Tyranid.

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    1. Well, no. But is it bad that I'd pay money to watch them try?

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    2. Well, no. But is it bad that I'd pay money to watch them try?

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