Ugo Monye Tackles Fur Industry in New PETA Ad
He’s known for his speed on the pitch – but the legions of Harlequins fans might not know that Ugo Monye is just as quick to speak out against the cruelty of the fur industry. England’s international rugby star is the latest celeb to strip down for PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” ad campaign calling on fans to ditch fur.
(Photo by Pal Hansen)
“Animals used for fur sometimes have their skin ripped off them while they’re still alive – that’s not OK”, Monye says. “I hope that by being a part of the ‘Ink, Not Mink’ campaign, I’m encouraging fans not to wear real fur because that’s the only way this cruelty is going to stop.”
In the wild, animals caught in steel-jaw traps can languish for days, slowly dying from hunger, thirst, disease, blood loss and predation. Some, especially mothers with babies, chew through their limbs in a desperate attempt to escape. Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy cages before they are beaten, gassed or anally electrocuted. More than 2 million cats and dogs are skinned in China every year – many while they’re still conscious.
Monye joins a growing list of athletes – including Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, Sale Sharks fly-half Danny Cipriani, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Jimi Manuwa and England cricketer Jade Dernbach – who are speaking out against fur in our ad series. Please join them and become a champion for fur-bearing animals by pledging never to wear their skins.