Redskins’ Chris Culliver Says, ‘Save the Rushing for the Field—It’s Your Dog’s Walk!’

Washington Football Cornerback Stars in New PETA Ad for National 'Walk Your Dog' Week

For Immediate Release:
October 5, 2015

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Washington – As the proud guardian of four rescued dogs, Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver knows a thing or two about walking a dog. That’s why, just in time for National “Walk Your Dog” Week (this week), Culliver is teaming up with PETA for a new ad that shows the NFL star and canine pal Chance stopping to smell the roses alongside the words “Save the rushing for the field. Slow down. It’s his walk!”

“[A] lot of times, we get busy and tied up in things that we’re doing … not giving our animals enough love and care,” says Culliver. “[W]hen you’re walking your dogs, just don’t rush, don’t be on the phone, and take time out to actually bond with your dog.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—points out that dogs need the chance to exercise their bodies and minds, and rushing through a walk prohibits this. Long, relaxed walks allow dogs to see and smell the world while enjoying time with their beloved guardians.

Culliver joins a growing list of athletes—including Tyrann Mathieu, Tony Gonzalez, Stevie Johnson, Brandon Flowers, Jarvis Landry, Lance Briggs, and many more—who’ve teamed up with PETA to help animals.

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