Bills defensive end Shawne
Merriman is calling a timeout to make a play for animals on fur farms. Shawne is one of the toughest linemen in the NFL—so tough that he has been
given the nickname "Lights Out"—and now he's tackling the fur trade
as hard as he tackles his opponents on the football field. In his ad, Merriman joins
PETA's "Ink Not
Mink" campaign and puts his body art to work for a good cause, asking his fans to
choose warm materials that spare animals pain and suffering.
has plenty of room to roam on the football field, but animals on fur farms are
not given that luxury—they are confined to filthy cages in which they barely have
room to move. 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. Shawne challenges his fans to watch PETA's undercover exposé of animals used for their fur—and then call their own penalty on Chinese fur farms by sharing the footage with friends and family. Can you watch this entire video?
don't have to be one of the toughest linemen in the NFL 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.