Pittsburg Steeler, Le’Veon Bell, shows off his tattoos (and six pack abs) in PETA’s new ‘Ink, Not Mink’ campaign. The talented running back is obviously dedicated to his successful football career and is now showing his commitment to animals by posing with a football and the caption ‘I choose ink, not mink, because… animals deserve better’.
The football stud has teamed up with PETA to prove that wearing fur is immoral, unethical and unnecessary. The fur industry abuses animals in unimaginable ways by electrocuting, beating, drowning, strangling and skinning alive the animals, including foxes, minks, raccoons, rabbits, chinchillas, cats and dogs, that are raised and used for their furs. Some of the animals’ hearts are still beating up to 10 minutes after they are skinned alive. The scenes are gruesome and the pain these innocent animals endure is incomprehensible and needs to be stopped.
China is the world’s largest exporter of fur. Sadly, the country lacks penalties for animal abuse. “Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness,” said an undercover investigator sent to document fur farms in China.
Make your stance on these horrifying and abusive practices known and pledge to go fur free. Like Bell, wear your own skin proudly, and the leave the fur on the animals where it belongs.