by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes
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NFL star Chad Ochocinco is the latest athlete to strip down and bare (almost) all for PETA’s anti-fur campaign.

The former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant is a real animal-lover and wanted to help PETA inform others of the cruelty behind the fashion fur industry. Chad explained to PETA, “To tell you the truth, when I was younger growing up, I thought it was all fake?they didn’t really kill animals.”

Check out Chad’s video with the animal rights org after the jump below, or visit their main Ink, Not Mink page here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Hufingraz

    Well, he may be against fur, but judging by that football in his hands, he has no problem with leather and obviously neither does PETA, since they did the photo shoot. What a crock of shit!

    • Niranimal

      FYI That is a non-leather football. PETA made sure it’s NOT animal skin!

  • Rachelle

    Mama mia! That’s a spicy football. LOL!

  • Elaine Vigneault

    Wow, that’s a bold image. I’m not sure PETA has been so bold before.

    To Huf – the NFL doesn’t allow nonleather balls yet. Eventually they will though, particularly if people who are concerned (like you) spend time sending the NFL letters asking them to use synthetic balls rather than spending time complaining about PETA.

    • herwin

      yeah Huffy, go write to the NFL and stop bashing PETA !

  • D.

    To say he is a “real animal-lover” is ridicules.

    … and we all know why.

    • herwin

      the add isnt about “Chad”, its about reaching out to ordinary non veggie people through a famous person. I bet that many ordinary people, football fans will have a little more sympathy for animal rights issues after seeing their hero on a Peta poster.

      • ednakano

        I completely agree your opinion. Most of Pro-Athletes are interesting to donate for poor People and not for whales.

    • T

      I don’t know why….Why? Did he do something or is it the football?

  • Vote_for_Pedro

    Its probably because he’s not a vegan so he’s not “good enough” for Peta. And ednakano- why must you turn everything in to a whaling issue?? Does the IWC or ICR pay you per word or what?? They should also pay for some english classes for you! Iruka O Kodosanaide Kudasai… that is the extent of my japanses but you get the point.
    Good for ochocinco for standing up for the animals. I hope he brings awareness to his fans!

  • “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.”

    funny thing. that footballs made from leather . aka a dead cow

    • deedee-lite

      nope, it’s not. PETA made that clear on their website as someone above pointed out.

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  • Lee Rowan

    I liked Jamie Bamber’s PETA ad – bare skin, not bare skin – and now this… Gorgeous men with good hearts come in all sizes & colours!

  • Cows make good games

    The football has the Wilson and NFL logos. I’d sure be curious to know what model football Wilson makes, with the NFL logo, that isn’t leather. Because according to Wilson all of their NFL footballs are leather.

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