San Diego Chargers player Brandon Flowers has lent his name and photo to a new anti-fur ad from the animal-rights group PETA.

In an ad campaign for the holiday shopping season, Flowers bares his tattooed arms next to the words “Ink, Not Mink. Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, and Let Animals Keep Theirs.”

“I wanted to get involved with [PETA’s anti-fur campaign] because first off, I’m an animal lover,” Flowers tells PETA in a video interview. “I have a dog. And I couldn’t imagine someone just taking my dog’s fur or skinning my dog alive or killing him just to be selfish.”

Flowers, a cornerback, joined the Chargers this year, moving from the Kansas City Chiefs.

He adds his name a growing list of athletes — including Tony Gonzalez, Terrell Suggs, Stevie Johnson, Antoine Bethea, Le’Veon Bell, Willis McGahee, Bret Lockett, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Aaron Curry — who have teamed up with PETA to support the group’s “animals are not ours to wear” effort.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.