Pro skater Jason Ellis shows that he’s comfortable in his own skin in a new ad for peta2, the world’s largest youth animal rights organization. In the ad, shown below, the shirtless Ellis shows off his many tattoos next to the words “Ink, Not Mink.”
Ellis also recently sat down for an exclusive peta2 interview in which he used his explosive wit to defend animals—especially elephants in circuses who are forced to perform unnatural and uncomfortable tricks and routinely beaten with sharp, steel-tipped bullhooks in order to remind them who’s “boss.”
“You don’t know what’s going on in the circus,” Ellis said. “They don’t tell you, like, ‘Hey, man, just so you know, this elephant gets the s*** beaten out of him.'”
Ellis is the latest star to appear in peta2’s “Ink, Not Mink” anti-fur ad series. Mario Barth, Chester Bennington, Tommy Lee, Carey Hart, Steve-O, Dave Navarro, and Chad Ochocinco have also participated in the campaign.
Each year, millions of foxes, minks, coyotes, rabbits, and even dogs and cats are bludgeoned to death, electrocuted, strangled with wire nooses, or skinned alive—all in the name of fashion. For every coat, cuff, collar, or piece of trim made from real fur, an animal suffered a miserable life and an agonizing death.
For more information or to view the ad, please visit peta2.com.
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