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PETA to NBA Star Nate Robinson: Drop the Fur!

Written by PETA | December 30, 2010

UPDATE: PETA has received confirmation that the fur Nate was photographed wearing does not belong to him. He does not own any fur. PETA is thrilled to hear this.

After seeing photos of Boston Celtics point guard Nate Robinson playing dress-up in a giant “cat mink” fur coat that he reportedly received as a Christmas gift from Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal, PETA wrote to Robinson asking that he donate the fur to … PETA. If he agrees, PETA will allocate funds equivalent to the value of the coat to pay for veterinary care for the dogs and cats of low-income Boston families.

By donating the coat, the slam-dunk champ would score major points for animals: In the letter to Robinson, PETA’s Michelle Cho explains that animals killed on fur farms are bludgeoned, anally and genitally electrocuted, drowned, strangled, and skinned alive. He would also join the ranks of the scores of impressive athletes who have stood up for animals, including Amar’e Stoudemire, Chad Ochocinco, Tony Gonzalez, and Gilbert Arenas.

If you or someone you know is harboring a hide and would like to see it used to help a person or animal in need, please consider donating it to PETA

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Gala says:

    This is just rediculous. Why do people feel that fur means excellence. I thought fur coats and things were for women anyways. It’s nice that these garments weren’t his, but he still wore them. A message should still be put forth, in my opinion.

  • Peta Dude says:

    I am so tired of always seeing people wearing fur. My northface fleece is ten times warmer but doesn’t really have the “ghetto cred”-and I tell you San Fran is a chilly town.

  • Courtney C says:

    Bravo,Nate!Bravo!Thank you for setting a good example by not owning fur.I hope that other NBA star will follow his example and swear off fur.

  • BB says:

    Good response. Who does it belong to? Go get ‘em! ;)

  • sandra says:

    please, man!

  • Michele says:

    Maybe The Shaq needs a letter as well, to tell him to stop buying fur and definitely to stop giving it to others.

  • VC says:

    Nate Robinson, If you are reading this you look ridiculous in that laughable coat. It certainly looks fake, so I can only assume that it is some kind of joke. Please don’t wear that anywhere thinking you are going to look cool because you look like a baffoon. If it is real (which I highly doubt) please get rid of it!!! Donate to PETA or something, because you really look like a fool!!!!!

  • Bill Johnson says:

    What does PETA think of Michael Vick wanting to get a Dog