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 Kretzer