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Bills' Defensive End Wears Only His Tattoos in 'Ink, Not Mink' Ad
For Immediate Release:January 3, 2013
Contact:Wendy Wegner 202-483-7382
Buffalo, N.Y. -- The Bills' season just ended, but Shawne
Merriman's new role—as a PETA spokesmodel—has just begun. To encourage everyone
to keep fur out of their winter wardrobes, the defensive
end has teamed up with PETA for a brand-new ad campaign in which he
shows off his tattoos—including, appropriately, the words "Heart of
Gold" on his chest—next to the caption "Ink,
Not Mink. Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, and Let Animals Keep Theirs."
The ad, available here, was
shot by top photographer Tyler Jason.
"Shawne Merriman is a tough opponent on the field, but
it's as plain as the words on his chest that he has a heart of gold for
animals," says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. "Football's a
rough sport, but as PETA's undercover videos show, it has nothing on the
violence of the fur industry."
PETA and Merriman want consumers to know that every year,
millions of foxes, minks, and rabbits—and even cats and dogs—are beaten,
electrocuted, and strangled for their pelts. Many are skinned alive. For every
piece of fur—whether it's a full-length coat or a bit of trim on a collar or
cuff—animals suffered immensely.
Merriman joins a growing list of top athletes—including Terrell
Suggs, Willis McGahee, Chris Andersen, Chad Ochocinco,
Amar'e Stoudemire, Tony Gonzalez, Aaron Curry, Michael
Strahan, Gilbert Arenas, "Sugar" Shane Mosley, and
Tito Ortiz—who have teamed up with PETA to promote kindness toward animals.
For more information or to view the ad, please visit PETA.org. Watch PETA's undercover
investigation of Chinese fur farms here.
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