DENVER — Denver Nuggets star Ty Lawson signed on with PETA for its anti-fur campaign, announced the animal advocacy group Tuesday.
The point guard has made the pledge to be “fur-free,” according to a press release from PETA, and appears in PETA’s latest campaign showcasing his copious tattoos along his arms and torsos with the tagline, “I choose ink, not mink.”.
“No matter what the pain is from the tattoo, it’s not going to amount to what the animals are feeling,” Lawson said in the PETA video interview. “They’re beaten, they’re put in small cages, basically tortured before they’re skinned alive.”
Lawson joined a roster of other pro athletes that sport their ink instead of mink for PETA, including Terrell Suggs, Tony Gonzalez, Aaron Curry, Antoine Bethea, Michael Strahan, Metta World Peace, Willis McGahee and Maurice Jones-Drew.