Linkin Park Vocalist Joins peta2 Anti-Fur Campaign

8:34 PM Jen Brockwell 4 Comments

Press release: Los Angeles -- Chester Bennington isn't shy about exposing the cruelty of the fur industry--or his body. The Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise frontman has teamed up with peta2 for a brand-new "Ink, Not Mink" ad campaign in which he shows off his tattooed physique above the tagline "Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, and Let Animals Keep Theirs."

Bennington--whose debut album with Dead by Sunrise, Out of Ashes, launched this fall--also sat down for an exclusive interview with peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights organization, in which he discussed the fur industry. "What's really important ... for people to understand is the cruelty behind the fur industry," he said. "Electrocuting animals, skinning them while they're alive--these are ... acts of inhumanity." Bennington continued, "Because it's out of sight, it's usually out of mind for most people, and we need to show our respect ... for all creatures of this world."

A "big believer" in animal rights, Bennington is also concerned about dog and cat overpopulation. He encourages potential dog and cat guardians to adopt from an animal shelter instead of buying from a breeder or pet store, and he says that "[m]aking sure that you get your pets spayed and neutered is extremely important." His wife, who worked in an animal shelter, saw the tragedy of animal overpopulation firsthand. Large numbers of animals--about 4 million dogs and cats--are euthanized every year because there aren't enough suitable homes for all of them.

Bennington, a co-owner of Club Tattoo (a chain of tattoo shops that opened its newest location in Las Vegas earlier this year), joins a growing list of celebrities--including Cobra Starship's Gabe Saporta, Twilight star Christian Serratos, and Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy--who have starred in peta2's anti-fur campaigns.

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  1. Your act is wonderful. I also am doing the action that defends animals' dignity within the range that I can do. This article was seen, you were respected as a person, and it came to love. It makes it to the Japan performance enjoyment of Dead By Sunrise. [Tarinda] is beautiful and a gentle mind. You families wish it to be happy forever.

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  3. It even impossible to to see, why are people so cruel??????? it is impossible to live quietly when animals suffer awfully. Pain engulfs me. Enormous Thank to the people which protect rights for animals!!!!!!! Thank you Chester, that you are not indifferent to this problem!!!!!!!

  4. When I saw that movie I think; Now I wanna be a Vegetarian! And I did!
    Because I love animals too! And they deserve the life too! Everyone MUST see that movie, because they think about that poor animals! (Some people don't have a brain!!!! Yes Chester, it is out of sight! I agree with you!)