People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known by their acronym PETA, have written to Games Workshop’s CEO Kevin Rountree to ask the games company to say "no more fur" when it comes to their Warhammer figurines.
PETA flag up several characters from the Warhammer universe, citing Leman Rus and Horus Lupercall as characters within the Warhammer universe who wear animal pelts, seemingly unaware that Horus commits many more fictional atrocities than merely wearing fur, no matter how heretical that act might be.
PETA say: “while we appreciate that these are fictional characters, 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.”
They continue their open letter, readable on their blog, with: “wearing the skins of dead animals doesn’t take any skill” which is perhaps true, although doesn’t take into effect that the entire universe is entirely fictional. Similarly, they don’t state how they feel about character that are innately furry. Won’t somebody think of the Skaven?
In all seriousness, the fact PETA are now moving to target popular fictional properties for feature the wearing of fur could be a cause for concern for several games. Let’s hope they don’t discover Far Cry Primal.