Bret Lockett is not only a star on the football field – he used to play for the New England Patriots – but he is also an idol among the animal community.
Lockett recently posed nude for PETA’s infamous anti-fur campaign “Ink Not Mink,” the Boston Herald reports.
“Millions of animals are skinned alive for fashion, and that’s not OK. I’d rather wear tattoos for fashion. I know back in history people wore fur to symbolize power. But they were cold, too. Now, we have alternatives to keep us warm. There’s no need for killing animals for fur,” Lockett said.
Lockett isn’t shy when it comes to showing off his tattoos – he has 15 – and his abs for the entire world to gawk at, especially for a good cause like PETA.
“I’m used to cameras and reporters in the locker room, so this shouldn’t be that much different,” he said with a bit of sense of humor.
As someone who has never worn fur and prefers to show his style through art, Lockett seems like the perfect fit for this initiative.
Keep your eyes peeled for Lockett’s ad, as it debuts just in time for the holidays in Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine.