By Amanda Wicks

Typically, PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked” campaign feature female vegetarians who prefer their own skin to fur, but AFI’s Davey Havok is baring all in a new poster for the animal welfare organization.

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Rather than take a stand against fur, Havok wants to raise awareness about leather. Standing in the nude, he grasps a microphone stand while his nether regions remain in shadow. “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Leather. Rock the Skin You Were Born In. Let Animals Keep Theirs,” the ad reads.

In a video he made as part of the campaign, Havok explains, “I was raised on rock ‘n’ roll, like many people, and the leather jacket was a part of that culture. But no article of clothing, feeling of confidence, or otherness is worth the torture or the murder of an innocent creature.”

Leather is a by-product of the meat, and making it has a negative impact on the environment. “[I]f you are wearing leather whilst not eating animals, you’re still contributing to the destruction of the ecosphere,” he says.
Check out Davey’s new ad below.

No cats, cows, nor dogs harmed in the making of this picture.

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Comments (4)
  1. Lucy Post says:

    So good! Everyone should take a cue from Davey and love the skin they’re in, instead of draping themselves with dead animals. Cows used for leather are castrated, dehorned, and branded without painkillers. Many are skinned and dismembered while they’re still conscious. Dogs are also skinned alive in China, and their skins are exported, mislabeled, and sold around the world.

  2. He’s gorgeous inside and out. Why would anyone wear the skin of dead animals? Who is?

  3. Way to go, Davey! Compassion is the new cool. Hope you’re fans are listening.

  4. Good for him! I never paid much attention to AFI before, but I’m a huge fan now!

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