ANIMAL rights organisation PETA is attacking the makers of the popular Warhammer characters for clothing them in imaginary pelts.
The bizarre request would cost the industry hundreds of thousands of pounds if they backed down – which seems highly unlikely.
People worldwide were left struggling to visualise battle-scarred, hardened warriors that wear fur, human skulls and bones as trophies switching their outfit in favour of imaginary fake fur.
Yvonne Taylor, PETA’s senior corporate projects manager has written to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree demanding the ban on all pretend fur garments from the game.
PETA’s foolish letter instantly faced social media outrage with many people rushing to lampoon it.
@thepunningman I’m glad there’s nothing important going in the world, so we can all get behind PETA trying to ban Warhammer characters from wearing fur.
@ArchWarhammer PETA and 40k… Plastic fur is murder!
While PETA’s request was taken as one big joke, Ms Taylor took it seriously and put together a list of “valid” reasons for Warhammer to change its expensive figures.
I’m writing to you on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ask that you consider removing “fur” garments from your Warhammer characters at the next opportunity.
“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.
“These battle-hardened warriors are known for their martial prowess – but wearing the skins of dead animals doesn’t take any skill.
Despite PETA’s best effort to yet again push their name forward, it’s unlikely that the manufacturers will change their Warhammer 40k collection.
Games Workshop declined to comment.