Nate and Shaq
The fur is flying over photos of Celtic Nate Robinson wearing an oversized animal skin allegedly given to him as a gift by Shaquille O'Neal. Celtics publicist Heather Walker said the coat does not belong to Robinson. The pics showing the diminutive guard draped in an enormous fur were posted on Twitter by Robinson's teammate Rajon Rondo. Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Robinson to hand over the coat. "In exchange for your donation, PETA will allocate funds equivalent to the value of the coat to pay for veterinary care for dogs and cats owned by low-income people in the Boston area," writes PETA's Michelle Cho. "Each year, millions of foxes, minks, coyotes, rabbits - even dogs and cats - are bludgeoned, genitally electrocuted, drowned, and strangled with wire nooses so that their skins can be made into fur coats and other fur items." Cho goes on to say that other NBA stars, including Amar'e Stoudemire and Gilbert Arenas, and NFL players Chad Ochocinco and Tony Gonzalez, have forsaken fur and used their fame to help PETA. And what will the animal-rights group do with the coat? Give it to refugee children freezing in Afghanistan and to homeless people in this country.
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