Terrell Suggs: Our Defender of the Month Too

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

While Terrell Suggs is capturing awards for his defensive plays for the Baltimore Ravens, he’s also capturing hearts for playing defense for animals. The AFC Defensive Player of the Month stars in a PETA ad that’s making January a lot hotter. Quoth the Raven, Nevermore wear fur.

Photo: Gabrielle Revere • Makeup: Demi V.

Suggs slugs it out on the field every week, but as he’s quick to point out, “I hit people for a living, and even I couldn’t … handle the cruelty to these animals .” The linebacker who challenges every quarterback who crosses his path now has a challenge for everyone: “If you can endure … 10 seconds of the [fur farm] video, you gotta watch it .”

See the video and exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage from Terrell’s photo shoot here, and pledge to tackle cruelty by refusing to wear fur.

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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