New York Jets safety Bret Lockett has taken time out from recovering
from an injury to join many
other male stars in PETA's "Ink, Not Mink" ad series urging others to show off their
unique skin and let animals keep theirs. Playing in New England, where winters
are harsh, Lockett knows firsthand that there is no excuse—not even weather
extremes—for wearing fur and that there are plenty of other fashionable, warm materials
to wear that weren't made by harming animals.
challenges his fans to watch PETA's undercover video footage of fur farms, just
like he did, and wants everyone to know that for every fur coat, collar, or
piece of trim, millions of foxes, minks, coyotes, rabbits, and even cats and
dogs are violently bludgeoned, electrocuted, drowned, or strangled with wire
nooses. Many of these animals are even skinned alive. In China, the world's largest fur exporter, there are no penalties for this abuse. The only way to combat this cruelty is by
never buying or wearing fur or fur trim.
an exclusive behind-the-scenes video, Bret describes how he felt when her first
saw what happens to animals who have their lives stolen from them in the name
of fashion. "What really hurt me was when I saw that an animal was still able
to move and lift its head up after it was completely skinned," says Bret. "It
brought tears to my eyes."
You don't have to
take the field to join PETA's campaign against fur—just sign this pledge to go fur-free.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.