PeTA’s iconic “Ink Not Mink” campaign has recruited fur-free celebrities who choose ink over mink. These figures have stated “that engraving skin is always better than putting animals in graves for their skin”. The point of the campaign is to show that no amount of needle time can compare to the pain that foxes, mink, rabbits, coyotes, and even cats and dogs endure for the fur industry.
Don’t you just love these guys? Well at least admire their statement?
Chris Andersen/ Birdman is a professional basket ball player for Miami Heat. He is 2.08 m tall and weighs 103 kg i.e. not someone you want to argue with. He had two-year ban from the NBA in 2006 for violating the league’s drug policy, but was reinstated on March 4, 2008. Despite this, you will never see fur on this guy. Ami James is an Israeli born tattoo artist. His father left the family when Ami was four. Ami relocated to the USA when he was about 12. He moved back to Israel to complete his military service in the Israel Defense Force as a sniper. I can’t say I would cry If he “sniped” a few mink farmers. (See post: https://emynow.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/how-far-is-too-far/ for a discussion on this topic).
In 2013 James participated in PeTA‘s “Ink Not Mink” campaign.
Mario Barth, also a tattoo artist, was born in Austria at a time when tattoos were illegal! Riding motorcycles and hanging out with a rough bunch, he learned the secrets of the tattoo trade illicitly. Mario now owns the internationally renowned Starlight Tattoo studio. Hear what Mario has to say about the abhorrent fur trade: http://www.peta.org/features/mario-barth-ink-not-mink.aspx
Waka Flocka Flame is part of the American Rap Group 1017 Bricksquad, based in Georgia. His lyrics may be offensive to some. But his song title,’“Fuck This Industry” (2010) sums up the fur industry.
Chester Bennington, an American musician, had to overcome his drug addiction. He has taken a stand against the fur industry by posing for PeTA’s “Ink not Mink” campaign.Willis McGahee plays for the National Football League (NFL). By joining PeTA’s “Ink Not Mink” campaign, he supports the fight against animal cruelty. Because animals, who are killed for their fur, endure tremendous pain and suffering, McGahee chooses “Ink Not Mink” and encourages his fans to do the same.
Terrell Suggs plays for the NFL. He has a shocking history of domestic violence and a protective order was placed against Suggs, causing him to surrender an Ak-47 and 6 other guns. Yet he would never harm an animal by wearing its fur.
Chad Ochocinco, a basket ball player, is another “Ink not Mink” celebrity. Unfortunately he is also charged with domestic violence:(
Tommy Lee was born in Greece but moved to USA with his family. He is a musician known for his decadent behaviour and drug abuse. He has been imprisoned for assault. One of his many wives was Pamela Anderson, who has campaigned strongly against the clubbing of seals. Perhaps she influenced his choice to be part of “The Ink not Mink” campaign. Dave Navarro is a rock band guitarist. Some of the bands he has played with are:Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deconstruction, The Panic Channel, Camp Freddy,Spirits in the Sky, Marilyn Manson, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails. Although Dave was a Heroin addict he will never wear any kind of fur.
Carey Hart is a retired freestyle motocross, motorcycle racer . In his attempts to perfect the back-flip he probably broke every bone in his body. At the 2003 X-Games in Los Angeles, Carey successfully completed the back-flip in the best trick competition winning the Silver medal behind Mike Metzger, who landed a no-footed back-flip. Carey is married to the singer Pink, who posed in an anti-fur ad for PeTA .
CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE GALLERY: http://www.peta.org/features/ink-not-mink-psas.aspx
Yes, Grandpa Rev. Harris is shuddering in his grave at the sight of these rough dudes. See post: https://emynow.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/leaders-wearing-fur-when-is-it-ok/
Don’t you think he would have looked good in this dog collar?