USMNT's Tim Howard joins forces with PETA in "Ink, Not Mink" campaign against fur | SIDELINE

US national team goalkeeper Tim Howard has teamed up with PETA in a brand-new ad campaign that shows off his amply tattooed torso alongside the words, "Ink, Not Mink. Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin -- Let Animals Keep Theirs."

Howard, who has long been proud of his tattoo-covered body and always adding more, said in an exclusive video interview with PETA (above video), "Protecting animals is very important to me, and I think speaking out against fur is an amazing cause.

"When I see someone wearing fur, I just want to sit them down in front of one of PETA's videos and show them just how badly animals suffer for this supposed fabric that no one needs."

Howard joins the likes of other famous pro athletes Terrell Suggs, Willis McGahee, Maurice Jones-Drew, Tony Gonzalez, Michael Strahan, "Sugar" Shane Mosley and Metta World Peace, who have teamed up with PETA or its affiliates to encourage kindness to animals.