*Chad OchoCinco expressed his passion for animal rights recently by stripping down to his birthday suit.

The NFL (Cincinnati Bengals) star wide receiver, whose birth name is Chad Javon Johnson, posed naked for PETA’s “Ink not Mink” campaign. He told the press why he decided to do the ad:

“To tell you the truth, when I was younger growing up, I thought it was all fake-they didn’t really kill animals. So once I found out what really happens, I had the opportunity to do this, so I really wanted to become a part of it,” he said in the PETA video interview. “I’m an avid animal lover. I have pets of my own and I’ve had them since I was little.”