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Gilbert Arenas' PETA PHOTOS: Shirtless Pictures, Tattoos And More

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:05 PM ET

Gilbert Arenas is in the news following his suspension stemming from reports that he drew a gun on a teammate. But there's more to the Wizards guard. He recently finished a photoshoot for the animal rights group PETA, in which he bared his chest to support an anti-fur campaign.

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In one of the images, Arenas' arms are spread wide, revealing an elaborate tattoo. Text accompanying the photo says "Ink, Not Mink." At the bottom of the image is the text "Be comfortable in your own skin, and let animals keep theirs."

The campaign's web page says more:

NBA guard Gilbert Arenas scores points for animals and joins other legendary sports stars and celebrities by posing for PETA's "Ink, Not Mink" campaign. Gilbert shows off his tattoos and bares his skin to help animals keep theirs.

Foxes, coyotes, minks, rabbits--even cats and dogs--are bludgeoned, strangled, and genitally electrocuted in the name of fashion. To avoid damaging their pelts, workers even skin some animals alive.

Arenas joins other prominent athletes to support animal rights, including Amar'e Stoudemire and Tony Gonzalez, who posed nude with his wife. Visit PETA.org for more information.

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Filed by Whitney Snyder  |