The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have sent across a statement in which the group says that they are deeply saddened by the death of Satoru Iwata. The statement says that members of PETA grew up with iconic Nintendo titles and have celebrated certain games in the past. They say their thoughts are with Nintendo employees and Mr Iwata’s family.
We at PETA are deeply saddened by the death of Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata. Many of us grew up with Nintendo—we’ve celebrated games such as Nintendogs, which PETA Europe named Best Animal-Friendly Video Game, and our love for these games powered the parodies we’ve made, such as the Super Mario Bros.–spoofing Super Chick Sisters, in which players try to save Princess Pamela Anderson from the evil Colonel Sanders, and Pokémon Black & Blue: Gotta Free ‘Em All, in which players battle to free Pokémon from human enslavement. Our thoughts are with Mr. Iwata’s family and everyone at Nintendo today.