NBA star Chris Andersen is the latest athlete to strip down for PETA's Ink, Not Mink campaign.


The 33-year-old center for the Denver Nuggets (more commonly known as "The Birdman") shows off his extensive tattoos in a new series of ads and a video. 


"Be aware of what was really going on behind the scenes, and tell your friends and your family members what's really going on and not to purchase fur," he says.


As PETA describes on its site, each year millions of foxes, minks, coyotes, rabbits, and even dogs and cats are bludgeoned to death, electrocuted, strangled, or skinned alive. "These animals aren't dying in a good way," Chris adds. "... Animals, they don't deserve to be beaten or slaughtered [for fur]."


Last year, NFL star Chad Ochocinco and Former Gun 'N Roses bassist Duff McKagan appeared in separate campaigns supporting PETA's anti-fur efforts. Tommy Lee, Dennis Rodman, Steve-O, and others have also lent their body art to the cause. 


You can check out Andersen's Ink, Not Mink video below. 


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NBA star joins PETA's anti-fur campaign
Nuggets center Chris Andersen goes shirtless for new Ink, Not Mink ad.