has taken a timeout from tackling running backs to tackle fur. He may be one of
the toughest linebackers in the NFL, but Suggs considers fur "cruel
and evil" and will never cross the line by wearing it.
For every fur coat, collar, or
piece of trim, millions of foxes, minks, coyotes, and rabbits—and
even cats and dogs—are violently bludgeoned, electrocuted, or drowned or are strangled
with wire nooses. Many of these animals are even skinned alive. In China, the
world's largest exporter of fur, there are no
penalties for this abuse. The only way to combat this cruelty is by never
buying or wearing fur or fur trim.
Check out exclusive
behind-the-scenes video footage of Terrell Suggs' "Ink, Not Mink"
photo shoot to learn why he bared his skin to help animals keep theirs.
Suggs challenges fans to watch video footage of an undercover
investigation of fur farms: "I hit
people for a living, and even I couldn't bear just to handle the cruelty to
these animals. … If you can endure through 10 seconds of the video, you gotta
"We can change a lot of people's minds
about fur" if we raise awareness, Suggs says. Join him and
other star athletes, including Amar'e Stoudemire, Chad Ochocinco, Willis
McGahee, and Chris Andersen, by pledging to go fur-free. Then, recruit family and friends—ask everyone on Facebook and Twitter to accept
Suggs' challenge to watch 10
seconds of the Chinese fur farm exposé. Together, we can score a major victory
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.