She’s the former Baywatch star who is a passionate animal rights activist.
And Pamela Anderson wants female felons in New South Wales to adopt a more karmic diet as they serve out their sentences.
The 50-year-old has written a letter, in her role as honorary director of PETA, to the NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin to urge vegan meals be served in a bid to curb violence.
Pamela wrote that she was spurred into action after reading about a plan to offer yoga, tai chi and meditation to female inmates across the state.
‘I read about your plan to rehabilitate female inmates through mindfulness exercises and yoga and wanted to make a suggestion that could further help embrace nonviolence, switching to nutritious vegan meals in your correctional facilities,’ Pamela wrote.
She went on to argue that switching to a vegan diet would also have many healthcare benefits for the state.
‘Not only would providing vegan food honour one of the driving principles of yoga – ahimsa (doing no harm) – by sparing animals lives, it could also help improve the health of the women in your facilities while decreasing long-term healthcare costs,’ she added.
Using the case study of Arizona’s Maricopa County Jail, which switched to a meat free diet in 2015, Pamela wrote that she had witnessed first-hand the popularity of the program, as well as its economic benefits.
‘Maricopa County Jail switched to all-vegetarian food for its 8,000 inmates and reported a saving of US$273,000,’ she revealed.
‘In 2015, I went there with representatives of PETA US to serve lunch to the prisoners, who were impressed with the freshness and quality of the food.’
Daily Mail Australia has approached NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin for comment.
Pamela has long been a staunch animal rights activist.
In 1999, she received PETA’s inaugural Linda McCartney Memorial Award for campaigning against the use of fur.
She has also stirred up controversy by stripping down on numerous occasions for the organisation’s ‘I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’ campaign.
Source; Daily Mail