PETA Asks GW to Remove Fur from the Grimdark

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Animal Rights Activists have sent GW a request to stop sculpting pelts and furs in their fictional universe. Here’s the details:

Here’s the full text and scan of the letter sent from PETA’s Senior Manager of Corporte Projects, Yvonne Taylor to GW CEO, Kevin Roundtree.

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PETA ASKS GAMES WORKSHOP TO BAN ‘FUR’ FROM WARHAMMER CHARACTERS

Group Argues That Fur Has No More Place in 2017 Than It Does in the Year 40,000

London – Today, PETA fired off a letter to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree asking that the miniatures giant ban “fur” garments from all Warhammer characters.

“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 group says in the letter. “These battle-hardened warriors are known for their martial prowess – but wearing the skins of dead animals doesn’t take any skill.”

Animals killed for their fur are typically kept in tiny, filthy wire cages before being electrocuted, drowned, or even skinned alive. Or they may be trapped in the wild by horrific bone-crushing steel-jaw traps – which often leave them languishing for days before they eventually die of hunger, thirst, or blood loss.

And even though Warhammer characters are fictional, PETA (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”) notes in the letter that “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”.

A copy of the letter is available here. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.

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~The letter is dated January 30th 2017 

  • Severius_Tolluck

    My gods, I thought this was a joke article from the Onion, or clickhole! I laughed then and worried they were serious! Because it is a cartoon, a comic. IT can no influence our reality more than anything else that may or may not have animals in it. Also to draw the line of what is an animal and what is not starts floating about… Might as well say stop killing any xenos as they are probably animals, or like.. Can’t have flesh hounds of khorne or thunderwolves as that is so… cruel to the fake animal.
    Might as well go and ban all toys of all animals!

    • Muninwing

      PETA is an extremist group. they are effectively walking satire.

      • Stan

        That tends to get their way in the end like all the rest of the extremist groups.

      • Charles Toth

        Yeah the Animal Protection agency arm of the Westboro Baptist Church

  • [CU]MadKnight Hatter

    >Demands a company remove fur from their models
    >Kills 98% of animals it “saves”

    [Laughs in Wulfen]

    • blackbloodshaman

      PETA is the society for the preparation and eating of tasty animals, so it pretty much has to kill them

    • Zack Seiders

      PETA is the type of people that need to go hug a haruspex or a mawloc. If they are so offended by a fictional character wearing fictional animal skin, then letting themselves get eaten alive is the best thing for them to do.

  • That’s funny. Not sure I’d use 40k garb as anything remotely resembling acceptable to wear. Wonder why they didn’t have anything to say about Night Lord or Haemonculus accessories…

    • Muninwing

      wasn’t there an old WHF DoW unit that wore human skins? Menglil’s Manflayers?

      but that’s ok.

      • BaronSnakPak

        Necron Flayed ones not only wear skins, they also accessorize with torsos!

        https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/catalog/product/600×620/99810110005_FlayedOnesNEW02.jpg

        • EnTyme

          Suddenly imagining Joan Rivers asking a Flayed One “Who are you wearing?”

          • euansmith

            “Darling, you look faaaabulous; swathed around the shoulders of that robot!”

        • Jooster

          Wtf did they do to Flayed Ones? These look horrid.

      • Tim Lester

        Fabius Bile has a coat made of human skin.

        • EWOKM8?

          Don’t forget the Dark Eldar! A whole race of Leather Face’s in the 40k millennium.

          • Shatterclaw

            Yes, quite, rather..

        • Agent OfBolas

          PETA saves animals, humans doesn’t matter!

      • Dennis J. Pechavar

        Amazing models as well.

    • Shatterclaw

      Becuase.. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear skins of humans and and endetured individuals that are aggressively contracted in to survice, but not fur..

      They can take the fur away, but hate to tell them I learned how to sculpt fur, due to plastic marines and wanting plastic wolves

  • blackbloodshaman

    The outrage economy snags GW

    • marxlives

      It was only a matter of when.

    • Muninwing

      don;t thing there’s much economy there… it’s an extremist group well known for their ridiculous stunts.

      • blackbloodshaman

        They get publicity by stunts like this which helps them get donations

  • Gabriel De-Vere

    LMAO…

    Im all one for protecting animals but budd, this just makes it worse as you delegitimise any serious in your organisation for such pelted drivel… :p

    • petrow84

      “These battle-hardened warriors are known for their martial prowess – but wearing the skins of dead animals doesn’t take any skill.”
      Aw yeah? Try hunting down a Fenrisian Wolf, and we’ll talk thereafter, how does it not require skill!

      • 6Cobra

        Turns out the Space Wolves have actually been farming the Fenrisian Wolves for the last five thousand years. Fenrisian wolves are kept in cramped wire cages, electrocuted and drowned. Same with the Catachan Devils and Clawed Donorian Fiends.

  • Imrahil

    PETA! Care for the real animals in the real world and leave us our freedom in the fictional worlds we love! Noone starts wearing fur only because he saw it on Space Marine… Hmpf!

    • Emprah

      I might just do just to spite PETA. Go and support your local Furrier and buy as much fur as you can to show these scumbags who rules the 40k!

  • Talos2

    yeah a real scourge on wildlife these tiny sculptures of fur. Makes me want to go kill a bear all the time to add more to them as furry conversions. No wonder there’s so much hunting and poaching going on if this is the kind of thing they consider an issue. Total incompetance

  • Facepalm-ograph and dont-care-ometer just went off their respective scales. It’s plastic men in a fantasy game!!!!! Direct your efforts elsewhere!

  • Bigalmoney666

    This has got to be a joke right?

  • Andersp90 .

    Jesus..

  • Old zogwort

    Meh, its a cheap publicity stunt if it is real. PETA and co are all about creating awareness. This silly action is basicly of free awareness.

    • Muninwing

      exactly

  • kafkadreams

    I’m very much against animal cruelty, but PETA are such absurd extremists that they make the issue into a joke.

  • Alexander Slizewski

    PETA is right: wearing the skin of animals is wrong, even in the year 40000. But that means if we’re getting rid of the animals pelts, we need a replacement.

    PETA should donate the skins of their members to the 40k universe. It will make it a lot more grimdark and cool to see everyone’s favorite heroes wearing PETA human skins.

    • Dariokan

      Oh boy, I laughed so hard 😀

    • Zack Seiders

      Or donate themselves to a tyranid infested world in 40k. Mr mawloc would be happy to eat these people.

  • Anasa

    Here’s to hoping that GW comes up with a suitably humoristic response, like showing them pictures of Deldar or Chaos models with flayed human/xeno skin on them. “Don’t worry, everyone else experiences the same horrific reality here, so it’s fair!”

    • Zack Seiders

      Most of the biker seats on my chaos bikers are given the theme of human skin being used as the leather.

  • Kritarion

    AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA

  • Odsox

    Okay, so I assume one of you flippin’ grognards has already sent the poor bugger an email detailing the ancient space marine traditions that inevitably involve sending a child into the wilderness alone to kill a big scary monster? It’s not jodhpurs and brandy fox-hunting after all.

  • Deez
    • Mr.Fister

      this has nothing to do with liberal…just crazy

      • Stan

        Same difference as far as I can tell by the results of their works.

  • Orblivion

    What about the Salamanders and Raven Guard? Why is PETA only worried about some animals, specifically those with fur?

    • steelmage99

      #FurLivesMatter

      • #ScaleLivesMatter

    • blackbloodshaman

      Best to ignore them I don’t want people with buckets of red paint waiting outside flgs

      • Satu Patel

        Or even worse come inside while we play and pour paint on our minis.

        • Roly Hermans

          … though it could improve some of our painting.

          • euansmith

            An’ red mex um go fasta!

  • Hellenbrecht

    umh as far as i know .. there are no wolves on fenris.

  • Private Skittles
    • PanzerDan

      This needs to trend on twitter

  • benn grimm

    LOL!!! Thanks PETA, I needed a good laugh today 🙂

  • Arianod

    …it’s a joke, right?

  • Mikołaj Nowak

    Wait, what? They are serious? O.O

  • Commissar Molotov

    Of all the things to get offended about in the grimdark future…

  • bfmusashi

    I frequently take my ethical cues from folks known for killing bushels puppies.

    • PanzerDan

      Don’t forget the murder vans

      • bfmusashi

        I lived near Hampton Roads, they never let us forget those or the dumping of the bodies in other people’s trash.

  • PanzerDan

    So peta is against the Flayed ones, And Nid hunters too ..

  • Horus Lupercal

    There are no wolves in Fenris…

    • John Bower

      There aren’t any on it either….. hehe. But seriously their comment is stupid. Those ‘furs’ worn by the Pups are meant to be super huge wolves that could slaughter a current era human male without batting an eyelid. They are not in cages or traps, they kill them with a knife.

      • Muninwing

        publicity. extreme views. not to be taken seriously. done.

  • violencejack

    So its still cool for my Chaos Marines to wear pelts of dead humans right? 🙂

    • John Bower

      Apparently, they just mustn’t wear furs or Tyranid skins…..

  • Johann Santos

    Someone needs to send them a picture of a tyranid crying, asking why those mean old pesky Space Marines keep killing them. WHHYYY???!!!

  • Ronin

    No.

  • Sam Nolton

    PETA needs to realize a few things. 1: they’re plastic models, no real animals have been skinned (furred?). 2. Nobody in real life is choosing to wear fur because their favorite 40k character wears fur. And 3. 40k is a satire or parody, of sorts, its grimdark aesthetic is intentionally morbid and depraved for humor’s sake.

  • Horus84cmd

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Brett Thompson

    I think I recall seeing some Emperor’s Children wearing human skins. Where’s PETA on that? =P

  • grenstauf

    Well i just sent a letter to GW saying ‘ I will swear off your products indefinitely if you kowtow to PETAs demands’, noting i spend at least 2 grand on hobby supply in a year. I refuse to allow uninformed idiots to destroy my favorite game.

    • grenstauf

      And here is the reply i got back: “Thanks for writing in to us. As much as I’d love to kick the Space Wolves when they are down….. (hehehehehe)

      I appreciate your show of support, and we hear you loud and clear.

      Thanks,


      David Monroe
      custserv@gwplc.com

  • grim

    This lady probably plays 40K and is self conscious playing with her fur toting space vikings…

  • EdgarRoutine

    what is truly sad is no doubt GW will cut back on sculpting pelts.. just you watch..

    • Maurice

      We should all start sculpting pelts on our models.

  • Kucio De Stroiniacco
  • Sam Childs

    Coming up next on the crazy activist show. we’ll be discussing with the head of the Nid Lives Matter Movement and their discontent towards the Imperium of man killing Tyranids.

    “Stop killing those Tyranids you bigoted Xenophobe!! Can’t you see that your insulting their culture!!”

    • Tim Lester

      Carnifax Dindu Nuthin/Claws up Dont Shoot!

  • Badgerboy1977

    Idiotic, good free publicity for GW and war gaming in general though 🙂

  • Joe Shlabotnik

    PETA jumped the shark this time

    • blackbloodshaman

      This time?

      • Joe Shlabotnik

        i am not very informed about peta avctivities , except for the naked shots of pamela anderson, forgive me….

  • Johan Strandh

    There are no wolves on Fenris.

    If PETA wanted to be taken seriously about this matter they should’ve gone the full length and made a proper fact check.
    Go read A Thousand Sons and Prospero Burns and come back with that tail in between your legs.

    There are no wolves on Fenris.

  • Shinnentai

    Yvonne Taylor – what an embarrassment.

    Mistreatment and abuse of animals is a serious subject and this only undermines that.

    Here’s a link to PETA doubling down on their idiocy – please comment there :

    http://www.peta.org.uk/blog/peta-warhammer-fur-free/

    • Shinnentai

      (aaaand they’ve closed comments)

  • Astorius Blake

    PETA asks for removal of furs, GW releases lots of pics of Stormcast Eternals minatures wearing furs. SAVAGES

  • Chris Da Beard

    In other news:

    “PETA lobbies to have Tyranids placed on the protected species list.”

  • Samuraidino

    PETA don’t give a crap about this.

    What PETA do give a crap about is how it could potentially get an incredibly vocal,dedicated fanbase to kick up a fuss about this.

    They know GW won’t change this,they know the fur on minis has never in anyway influenced the fur industry,and possibly ever sold a fur coat. They just hope they’ll cause an outrage and get a whole lot of attention as a result. They’re firm believers in any publicity is good publicity, and people complaining about this brings more eyes on them.

    Chuckle at this letter,then promptly ignore them and give them no further attention.

  • Rainthezangoose

    This hole thing has hit a raw nerve for me. Iv been Vegan for shy of 1/6 of my life. I’m very passionate about people not killing animals for food or any other means. I know I know it’s crazy to think we shouldn’t kill animals when we have perfectly good alternatives :don’t pounce on my I’m not actuality trying to shame anyone: So this pissed me off as a vegan and a massive wargaming fan. PETA belittles my beliefs and the atrocity commited on a dialy basis that is the fur trade. And news flash 40K is a game about war. Forget your flyed one comparsions, this is a game (now being aimed at kids) that’s about killing hundreds of people and creatures on mass becusse they are a different colour or shape then you are. I mean okay okay if GW used some crazy bone marrow – resin hybreed then hell ya I’d be behind a campaign to stop that. But this, this just makes PETA look like a joke.

    • Hawt Dawg

      They are a joke.

      The original idea is good, but the ban on anything that is plausible of being banned has gone too far.

      It is a sickness in the western world.

      • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

        No, they’re hypocrites. You have no credibility as an Animal Rights organization when you encourage your membership to abduct and murder domesticated animals.

        • Rainthezangoose

          Exactly, my legendary skin in overwatch where Hanzo wears a wolf pelt is still vegan. My pets don’t make me not vegan (they are all adopted from people who didn’t want them anymore, none from pet shops) Not only are they hypocrite but they do more harm then good. Iv convinced alot of people in my life to reduce or completely absent from meat, dairy ect. But it was through constructive and intellectual discusion. The god awful get naked women holding sign campaigns or pouring red paint on celebrity who wore fur is gonna change anything, I mean because THAT is gonna make people turn around and be like “damn PETA your right chicken nuggets are cruel”.

  • TimW

    Can we please write a letter to GW telling to ignore this garbage?

    • grenstauf

      I did.

  • Tim Lester

    This has convinced me to start collecting space wolves.

  • Martin Cann

    Oh. No. Won’t someone. Think. Of the children.

  • frank

    “There are no wolves on Fenris”

  • Roy Follendore

    Yvonne seems to think the wartorn battlefields of the 41st millennium are not horrific enough.

    Apparently he does not know the story of the only true female space marine(Honsou of the Iron Warriors did it). Or of the demon worlds… or the inquisition… or the black ships… or that those pelts of wolves where probably failed space marines. Wow… this needs to go on the imperial standard Web site.

    This is so GRIM DARK!

  • pokemastercube .

    right everyone fire up your tanks, battlesuits and robots while sattling upur wolves and juggernaughts, plus anything elseyou can ride. we are all going hunting for a very rear creature, something far more dangerous then the nids or chaos (hence why we all are working together today), we are after the the creature called “PETA”. may we all have a good hunt

  • Maitre Lord Ironfist

    We are lucky, it is all human Skin and hair (at least for Chaos) or filthy Xenos (for imperial, but i bet some guys there where Skin too)

  • VanZan

    Honestly … it´s plastic … this world is gettin more and more stupid …

  • thereturnofsuppuppers

    well its pretty stupid, but we are talking about PETA and the fur trade.

    But its not like we buy fur anyway

  • Heinz Fiction

    Is it April 1st already?

  • Arykaas

    Can I loose faith in humanity now ?
    Oh wait : Already lost it.

    • kloosterboer

      Lose faith? …or loose faith? Those are sort of different connotations. #spellingmatters

  • Sonic tooth

    dont know whats worse, this letter or the space wolves

  • Sticklefront

    “Next up on Warhammer TV, Duncan will be showing us how to paint furs and pelts.”

    • Haighus

      I would love for this to happen! 😀

  • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

    Will someone at GW HQ kindly tell those animal murderers to go fly a kite?

  • JonnyRocket

    Maybe they’ll ask Mattel that He-Man should stop wearing fur undies too. Maybe they’ll ask that Conan be depicted in jeans as well…
    Seriously…

    • Emprah

      Jean Stealers will than defeat Conan by stealing his jeans.

  • NNextremNN

    If they stop killing pets we can talk again.

  • Dodgy Geezer

    Given the type of people who join PETA, I assume this will work like the first stage of a blackmail threat.

    PETA attract violent thugs who want to force everyone to conform to their world-view – they are nasty and malicious. A bit like the Dark Eldar. First they sent you a nice letter. And then, when you don’t respond, you find that you are assaulted in the street and at home, and your shops are raided and burnt…

    https://www.consumerfreedom.com/2004/08/2621-peta-thug-arrested/

  • Marik

    Fur is murder! Wear human skin, it is the only acceptable alternative. Join your local Flayer cult today. For the glory of the C’Tan and the Necrontyr.

  • Gustav

    I’d love to respond for GW…in character. Since PETA views this as real, so should GW. They should include a space wolf model in the response.

  • memitchell

    Next, they will tell the Louvre to remove all paintings and statues that include fur. Because it has no more place in 1017 than in 2017.

  • LordCastellan Vas

    No reaction apparently to the number of warhammer characters who wear HUMAN skins, though. SAD! Lol

    • frank

      this is what happens when you take out slaanesh from the game you get people who will still have problems with another aspect of a game about a genocidal space empire….

  • Shawn

    I saw this not too long ago on Facbook. I reposted it with the note: I hope GW tells PETA to suck the Emperor’s Mighty @#$@!

  • First Nation

    PETA doesn’t complain about wearing human skulls.

  • Jabberwokk

    Well then while we are at it:

    — We should also denounce the imperials for colonizing first nations sacred tomb worlds.

    — Allow for Tyranid immigration. No walls or defense platforms!

    — Lift the genestealer cult ban! They only want to share their beliefs. #notallgenestealers

    — Allow Female Orcs to join the Waaaaagh

  • Admiral Adama

    I have a grave fear that GW will cave…:(
    In this current climate corporations are more inclined to fall in line instead of risking offending some tiny complaining loud mouth organization. Someone in legal will send a letter and we’ll see the quiet removal of furs from the entire range over time. By the time they have finished conforming to this nonsense request, the original beef will have been forgotten and someone else will whine about another issue and the cycle will continue. I only hope that I am completely wrong about this and GW ignores the entire affair. The most infuriating thing is that someone indeed did their homework about Warhammer 40k, but failed to delve deep into the various cultures enough to understand why they wear fur, and the effort they go through to attain such fur. They went deep enough to know Horus’s full name but not deep enough into the culture of the Space Wolves and Fenris to understand them. I just pray that someone will in fact simply ignore thus drivel.

    • frank

      was just thinking this same thing it feels like the idea of removing slaanesh to me, but space wolves are a big seller much more of a market than slaanesh i’m sure gw would be pretty dumb to try and take the furs off them and if they get the furs gone the next thing to go is all the animals that come along with 40k as its cruel to put them on the battle field in the first place.

    • Nwttp

      Stupider things happen by the minute, but heck nah dog. I’d be willing to bet absolutely 0 members of Peta play 40k. Even if they were willing to stop sculpting furs, Peta would just complain about using giant fake wolves as mounts. Then what? No more space wolves? They’d loose more money from me alone than they would stand to gain from appeasing Peta nutz.

    • Emprah

      Except they would have to redo their WHOLE Space Wolf and half of their Khorne Chaos Warrior lines, which would cost them a ton of money. I don’t see it.

  • Chris Walters

    They forgot about the squigs in BB! Many a squig has lost its life during a rambunctious game…

  • Farseerer

    Unfortunately, the amount of attention this is getting is exactly what those criminally irrelevant people over at PETA want.

    BOLS and all the other websites that have mentioned this today have to look past the clicks it generates and realize that aiding PETA in pushing their agenda is never a good thing.

  • Ben Martin

    Games Workshop suddenly becomes inundated with calls and emails from organisations all over the world demanding that Urien Rakarth give his face back to it’s owner and that Fabious Bile disassemble his coat.

  • Legomojo

    Everyone: THE WORLD IS ON FIRE AND EVERYTHING THAT WE HOLD DEAR IS BEING THREATEN AT ITS CORE.

    Peta: Yeah… but like… what about tiny plastic soldiers with tiny plastic fur pelts? We need to focus on priorities, guys.

    World: *continues to burn*

  • Alex “Hurly” Hurlbut

    And the space wolves do wear furs of….trapped or caged “animals’? Wait, do PETA know that there are NO wolf on Fenris?

  • Arthfael

    I’m as liberal as it gets. I’m a feminist, pro-abortion, anti-racist, pro-animal rights, anti-fur, and trying to reduce my meat consumption. But this is absolute bollocks!

    In fact, it”s because of idiots like this that people voted the clown who sits in the White House right now! I mean, WTF?!?!

    • wavelover42

      I agree with you. I believe we should protect animals. Engaging GW in this fashion is highly misguided and frivolous. This only hurts and delegitimizes PETA platform by going after a fictional IP. They would be better to try to go after the real problems that affect the inhuman treatment of animals, and animal conversation.

    • Emprah

      You have betrayed the Trumperah.

  • Rafał Pytlak

    Yet servitors being zombie slaves are a-okay in they’re books…

  • Senexis

    This has to be a joke, right? Right?

    • Lord Elpus

      Sadly no.

  • Chris Hateley

    I’m pretty sure Ralph Lauren’s latest line was inspired by Codex Space Wolves.

    These hippies are hilarious. They parody themselves far better than anyone else ever could. I really hope GW sends a public response. Mine would pretty much consist of “Grow up and f*** off.”

  • Arthur Volts

    These people are diseased brained liberal cucks.

  • Crablezworth

    Only further evidence that we’re all living in the onion now

  • David Adam Meredith

    They should focus their energy on something that actually requires some type of attention instead of picking easy targets like this one.

  • wavelover42

    I guess GW will now have to put a disclaimer on there boxes, “No animals were harmed in making plastic models”, “All characters are fictional and not based on real persons or events!” http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0eb794a7939015995b22d8373e52f6f52b064043e398922a3de0885814dc0e0.jpg

  • Stan

    Suppose they will have to roll over and play dead just like they are doing with Slaanesh.

    (This was very hard for me to post thanks to the automod, why?)

  • palaeomerus

    Meanwhile a brainwashed genetically altered giant with a chain saw killing you because the local imperial creed preacher told him you looked a bit shifty is FINE. CARRY ON! Just sans fur texture.

  • MechBattler

    Oh, PETA. Are you still trying to mess with fictional things instead of helping ACTUAL animals that could use the help?

    It’s interesting that there’s no mention of the drakescale cloaks the Salamanders wear. What, fuzzy critters count but ugly lizards don’t?

    Presumably GW told them exactly where they can stick it.

  • I hope GW doubles down on pelts. I want a new Skeleton army covered in furs and pelts now.

  • Jaymen Affonso

    I highly doubt that GW is gonna remove the furs from the models and if the do people are gonna make their own. And don’t they get the pelts off of creatures they kill during their trials.

  • dinodoc

    The only acceptable response from GW is, “Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!”

  • Papist00000001

    Apparently my reply to PETA is pending! I guess strong language in consideted innappropriate. Whoops!

  • Senki

    >1000 people / day sacrificed for the Emperor of Mankind
    >death and destruction all around
    >almost every corner of the universe is living hell
    >billions die in the endless galactic war
    >entire planets scorched by Exterminatus

    oh boy i must complain about animal pelts

  • Jay

    PETA has the fetish with fur not really anyone else. They make me want to wear fur everyday.

  • AnomanderRake

    There are far more things wrong with this than I have time to list, but let’s just walk down the in-universe questions for a moment.

    One. This is the Grim Darkness of the Far Future. The oceans of earth have been boiled away. Ecosystems in general are extinct. Animals exist in industrial farms, in the occasional manicured garden to amuse the rich and famous, and on planets where they’re too tenacious to get rid of. Why are we assuming that any of the fur on any model was ever attached to an animal? There may be no furry animals left to abuse.

    Two. Nobody’s wearing the fur of abused small fuzzy creatures kept in cages here (except maybe the Emperor’s Children). If wearing the fur of animals is so easy I’d like to see Ms. Taylor go fight man-eating wolves the size of small cars or giant lions from wherever in the Sigmarverse Chrace ended up. It may be a barbaric rite of passage, but that doesn’t make it easy. Or cruel to the animals. How many Space Wolves do you suppose get eaten wandering around the wilds of Fenris?

    Three. And this is the big one. This is the cruellest and most bloody regime imaginable. This is the civilization who feeds billions of soldiers into the meat grinder for a fleeting tactical advantage. This is an oppressive police state run by religious extremists whose hobbies include burning witches and torturing people just in case. And you’re worried about cruelty to the ANIMALS?

  • Satu Patel

    Just because it costs us 40k to play 40k doesn’t exactly mean we have left over change to buy real fur. Or for that matter want to walk around wearing one. Can you image a large wolf fur with head included on your back? Society in general would stare. Plus isn’t the cost of fur and storing it extremely expensive? I would rather start another army.

  • Dusty

    Ironically, in the first draft of the letter, PETA supported Khorne.

  • Roly Hermans

    What’s next?! Napoleonic wargamers with their Old Guard in massive bearskins? Or those who have ancient Roman armies with their be-furred aquifers?

  • joedecook

    They remind me of North Korea. Trump’s getting all the attention in the news, so they need to set off more firecrackers underneath a fake cat to get attention.

  • CrimsonDrake1945

    find it so funny that if they had of done a wiki search they would of gotten the reason for the space wolves wearing the fur: “Great Wolf Pelts – Among the wargear of the Space Wolves are wolf pelts from some of the greatest Fenrisian Wolves that
    have served the Chapter. Some of these pelts are large even for a Space
    Marine, trailing behind them and hanging over their armor like a tide
    of fur. A Battle-Brother wearing such a pelt honors the memory of the
    wolf by carrying it once more into battle.”

  • Only if we can replace it with the actual flesh of PETA members. Carking eco-terrorists; if you want to help animals, people, support the ASPCA!

  • Matthew

    Now we need some feminist groups to complain to GW that they are sexist for not having released plastic Sisters of Battle.

    • They already complain because male characters exist.

  • GiftoftheMagi

    So…PETA….what do you think about a chapter of psychic genetically enhanced super-monk murdering a convent of battle nuns, skinning them alive and painting themselves with their blood…on the vague chance it might help them with a battle?

    Sure, the giant fake wolf pelts are the problem.

    • Shinnentai

      Battle nun skins are *always* helpful in battle.

  • David Swain

    I quote “Animals killed for their fur are typically kept in tiny, filthy wire cages before being electrocuted, drowned, or even skinned alive.” The wolf pelts worn by the Space Wolves are of genetically modified wolves to increase their strength and ferocity and are hunted in the wild as part of the neophyte’s initiation and worn as a trophy, to suggest they use captive stock would be a grave insult

  • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

    #PlasticLivesMatter

  • Agent OfBolas

    PETA go f…. .. .. .. . . … . elf.

  • Jan-Hendrik Burghardt

    Hmm…The seem to be a bit over 2 months early for April 1st

  • Kosac

    lol.. Peta take a break 🙂

  • Braindead

    In fact, I think they are in their own rights.
    Culture is made of a lot of component, and can alterate judgement from people.
    What you see on TV, in books, on any screen, what you can talk about with people, all this stuff can make you think otherway, and make you accept or deny different ideas.
    GW is part of our culture aswell, and, want it or not, send messages to us.

    In my mind, a quite appropriate response would not be “Go huck yourself undercrack hippie, it’s a game !” but to replace the miniatures in the context.

    Seriously, of course it’s not okay to wear pelts or any animal/human skin/skull ! But we are in 40k ! 40k is a history of violence, obscurantism, people getting back into dark ages, running amok for no reason, tons of soldiers going straight in the meatgrinder of war just for the faith in the ‘PRAH.
    Nothing in 40k is okay, it’s a dystopia, a universe we won’t like to be reality and every player of 40k know it.
    And because we are aware of this, we won’t wear animal pelts just for fun while pretending beeing a Space Wolf aswell as we won’t kill people on sight just because he answered you “Who is this “Emprah”?”.

    So PETA, thanks for caring about animals, I realy think people need to mind about them and stop slaughter them, but there is nothing to be done about this in 40k universe : It’s screaming “I’m not an example of kindness, I’m a review of the worst of humanity has to offer !!” itself already.

    (thanks for reading and sorry for my english, it’s not my mother tongue)

    • Emprah

      You are cancer.

  • Spacefrisian

    Why are Spacewolves even mentioned as wearing fur, there arent even Wolves on Fenris right?

  • I’m sure they mean this to be a “hearts and minds” approach to things, but most people are already on board with that, so this is just pure stupidity. Seriously. They are targeting *imaginary* animal pelts?! Next they’ll be sending letters to every publishing house which publishes stories featuring the wearing of skins/pelts. :/ Talk about wasting everyone’s time, including their own, not to mention how de-legitimizing this is for PETA itself. If you want to be taken seriously, devote your time to serious things! I have no respect for this sort of stupid and lazy “activism.”

    I really wish activist groups would devote their time and effort to REAL problems. Instead, too many of them are just plain lazy, and go with something like this on the odd chance they get their way and so can point to some imaginary feather in their cap, which really only shows they have accomplished nothing of any consequence (too many politicians do the same thing, which is why people are losing their freaking minds right now, and all parties are to blame).

    So, this is what your hard-earned PETA donations are going to folks. You might ask yourself, “Should I no longer donate to PETA because they are going to waste my hard-earned money on stupid #%$! like this?” Well, yes, they will, and I have never donated a single cent to PETA. Instead, I donate directly to my LOCAL animal shelter (and other LOCAL causes besides), because groups that operate at the LOCAL level, for the benefit of your own city/surrounding area, accomplish REAL things *directly*, and you can SEE it first hand. I suggest others do the same because, per dollar taken in, your LOCAL groups will do ten times more good than PETA (and even most of the other less idiotic charities) ever will. Sad, but true.

    • Emprah

      I have became pro fur since PETA began its campaign. There is nothing wrong with trolling derpy liberals, indeed it is righteous.

    • MechBattler

      They spoke out against the whaling simulation in Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. Which is, ironically, actually a historically accurate depiction of whaling in the 15-16th century and thus somewhat educational. PETArds are not serious about helping helping animals. I don’t know what their actual goal is, but it has been insinuated many times that the organization is for profit and only does minimal work to appear like they care while the people on top pocket huge salaries.

  • Matthew Pomeroy

    clownshoes. that is all

  • ejvter

    Well it has finally happen, this action by P.E.T.A confirms that genestealer cults really do exist….the swarm approaches!!! Alert the PDF…..

  • Lion El’ Jonson

    The world truly has gone mad..

  • YorkshireNinja

    GW’s response: “F*ck. Right. Off.”

  • Dennis Finan Jr

    Kinda scary for gw. These people are crazy

  • Max Knickerbocker

    O. M. G. What a crock. Must be a slow day for he PETA folks if hey can worry about plastic miniatures

  • Chet Atkinson

    This was a very clever publicity stunt by PETA – you can’t buy this level of attention and most hobbyists and hobby blogs are carrying the story. It’s even made some news blogs 😀 If PETA had taken GW to task over using real animal suffering to make their brushes range it wouldn’t get anywhere near this much attention. PETA has been very clever and we’ve all fell for it, Kudos