NBA’s Amar’e Stoudemire Chooses “Ink, Not Mink”

New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire makes a slam-dunk for animals by boycotting fur and posing for PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” campaign. This former NBA Rookie of the Year got involved with PETA in order to raise awareness of cruelty to animals and is baring his skin to help animals keep theirs.

Amar’e explains, “I wouldn’t want to see anything cruel happen to any animals just for fashion.” Animals used in the fur industry often suffer gruesome deaths. To avoid damaging the animals’ pelts, workers frequently electrocute and poison these furry creatures and peel their skin off while the animals are still alive.

Be like Amar’e by refusing to contribute to animal suffering: Do not buy or wear fur! Find out what else Amar’e has to say about animal rights, and listen to him speak about his own experiences with animals.

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