Football Star (and Friend to PETA) Heads to Super Bowl 50 This Weekend!

Published by PETA.

While the Denver Broncos prepare for the big game this weekend, we want to wish our friend Chris Harris Jr. the best for Super Bowl 50! He very recently took on the issue of shivering “backyard dogs” by toughing it out in the frigid outdoors for as long as he could in order to show how lonely, cold, and desperate neglected dogs are during the winter months. 

As this football season wraps up on Sunday and people begin to think about the warmer weather of spring and summer, we’re reminded of another NFL friend of ours, Tyrann Mathieu, who made quite a mark while making the always-important point that hot cars are no place for dogs.

We are forever grateful for those two, who covered the dangers of weather extremes for suffering “outdoor dogs.”

But we can’t forget some of the other generous NFL players who have lent their voices, faces, or tattoos to PETA’s work for animals—like Tony GonzalezTerrell SuggsLe’Veon Bell, Antoine BetheaBrandon FlowersJarvis Landry, and Stevie Johnson, to name just a few!

What You Can Do

Help protect animals from extremes in temperature through PETA’s “Angels for Animals” program, a unique outreach project in which PETA staffers and volunteers actively seek out vulnerable animals on a daily basis and provide them with food, water, shelter, toys, treats, spay/neuter surgeries, emergency veterinary care, and more. You can support this vital program by clicking here.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind