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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3

PETA wants fur to be banned from Warhammer 40,000

"It has no more place in 2017 than it would in the year 40,000."

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As you might know, most of the characters from the Warhammer 40,000 universe have enormous suits and weapons, and some of them even wear pieces of fur. This is probably something few people have ever thought about, but PETA objects.

They have now written a blog post (with some pretty disturbing footage) that clearly expresses their displeasure with this fact, and writes:

"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."

They end their statement by writing: "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."

Warhammer 40,000 is of course first and foremost a miniature game, but we are no strangers to Games Workshop's dystopic universe in the world of video games, with several titles based on different kinds of Warhammer. In October last year, Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and later this year Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 will be released.

Do you think PETA is making a valid point, or can fiction do as it pleases?

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3

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