Legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather has left animal welfare organisation PETA fuming after getting his grandson's £15,000 car-seat lined with real mink fur.
The 45-year-old, who retired from boxing professionally in 2017, is known for his lavish spending on luxury goods, including clothing and his stunning car collection. He recently decided to upgrade the interior of his £293,000 Rolls-Royce to accommodate his grandson, one-year old Kentrell Jr, by splashing out on a special mink fur-lined car-seat.
Yet PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have taken issue with the "monstrosity" car-seat. And they have ordered the American boxer to "teach kindness" to his granddaughter instead of "cruelty".
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TMZ reported PETA as saying: "Did Floyd Mayweather, who has a history of assault and battery of defenseless victims, really seek to update it by supporting an industry that throttles animals to death in addition to poisoning and electrocuting them?
"This man is hardly a role model for compassion and understanding, but to try to make cruelty look attractive to a child could earn him a medal for corrupting the natural kindness of a minor."
It continued: "PETA is calling on Mayweather to take a jab at teaching kindness, not cruelty, by replacing this monstrosity with faux fur, as most designers, department stores, and consumers have – and PETA would be happy to provide it."
Mayweather has clashed with PETA in the past after proudly declaring he wears mink coats. The boxer said: "I don't want to get in trouble by – what's the people called, PETA? I don't want to get in trouble with the PETA people but s***, I don't give a f***, because I wear mink coats."
He was also slammed back in 2015 after posing for a photo with a tiger which he claimed had been gifted to him. In 2017, videos emerged online of Mayweather again walking a tiger on a leash in a hotel room.
Director of PETA UK Elisa Allen then said: "If Floyd Mayweather cared about tigers at all, he would transfer this animal to a reputable sanctuary and put his muscle and money into protecting them in their natural habitats."
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