Category: Animal Rights

Pamela Anderson Offers to Adopt Dogs Used for Animal Testing

The iconic holiday song may be “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” but all Pamela Anderson wants this Christmas is to welcome a few furry friends into her home. The Home Improvement star’s latest move as an animal rights activist is to pen a letter to the powers that be at Texas A&M University asking them to release the dogs they use for testing.

“I’ve always opened my home to animals in need and hope to welcome these dogs soon,” Pamela, 52, exclusively told Closer Weekly in a statement. “They’re at the top of my Christmas list.”

The letter — which Closer Weekly is exclusively revealing below and was sent on Thursday, December 5 — is addressed to Michael K. Young, the president of Texas A&M University. It reads:

“Thank you for ending the breeding of dogs with canine muscular dystrophy at Texas A&M University. Even so, I’m still deeply troubled by the thought of the golden retrievers and other dogs still trapped in the muscular dystrophy laboratory. I’m writing to offer to adopt these remaining dogs.

I’ve been a proud guardian of golden retrievers for many years. My golden retriever Star was my beloved companion for 17 years, from the start of my career in Hollywood. He even sat with me on the Baywatch set. After he passed away, I shared my home with other beautiful golden retrievers: JoJo, King, and now Zeus, who could use some canine friends. I’d like nothing more than to give the dogs still in your laboratory the same love and care that I’ve given my other dear companions.

Please commit to ending Texas A&M’s muscular dystrophy experiments on precious golden retrievers and to releasing the remaining dogs in the laboratory for adoption. I’m ready to welcome them into my family.”

According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (a.k.a. PETA), Texas A&M University had been breeding golden retrievers — among other types of dogs — to have muscular dystrophy so they can run tests on them in the hopes of finding a cure for humans. In March 2017, PETA published a video. that showed what these beloved creatures go through, prompting notable figures — including Lily Tomlin and Paul McCartney among many others. — to speak out.

Then, in September 2019, Texas A&M University vowed to stop breeding the golden retrievers and other dogs to have muscular dystrophy. However, the experiments have not ended. A PETA spokesperson told Closer Weekly they believe there are roughly 35-40 canines left who are still being subjected to laboratory conditions, which is why Pamela — a longtime critic of the commercial fur industry and a proud vegan — is speaking out and offering them a loving home.

For more information, visit PETA.org.

source: closerweekly.com

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Pamela Anderson stuns in low-cut swimsuit on luxury yacht

Pamela Anderson is enjoying her Thanksgiving holiday week on a yacht.

The 52-year-old was spotted on a luxury boat in Gold Coast, Australia, where she was busy filming a commercial and posing for a photoshoot.

Anderson stunned in a low-cut white swimsuit which she paired with aviator sunglasses and a glass of wine.

While down under, the former “Baywatch” star penned a heartfelt note about the wildfires affecting the country and urged people to take climate change seriously.

“I arrived on the Gold Coast this week after spending almost a month following news about the devastating fires in Australia,” she wrote in an open letter that was published by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

“I realize that, for some, now is a sensitive time to broach the subject of climate change, but I trust you will agree that having these difficult yet important conversations now might save lives in the future.”

“As you’ve already noted, the science is clear: climate change has played a key role in the severity of this year’s bushfires. But acknowledging this is only half the battle. Australia has one of the highest greenhouse-gas emissions per capita of any nation, largely driven by one sector: animal agriculture.”

“Just as your government is surely working on emissions-saving energy and transport policies, you could lead by example by implementing a climate-friendly vegan food policy for government functions, along with transitioning the menu at Sometimes Strangers’ Restaurant at Parliament House to an all-vegan one.”

“The United Nations and leading scientists are calling for the reduction or elimination of animal-derived food consumption as a matter of urgency, and in the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Oxford concluded that cutting animal products from our diets is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve water and land. Australia is burning.”

“It’s time to listen to scientists and take direct action,” she wrote.

source: Fox News

Pamela Anderson asks Trudeau to serve inmates vegan meals to save cash

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Actress Pamela Anderson is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take meat and milk off prison menus to help the planet and the health of federal inmates — and save taxpayers some cash, to boot.

The former Baywatch star makes the pitch in a letter to Trudeau part of her work with the animal-rights group PETA, writing that she hopes Canada embraces what she calls a “simple but effective way to reduce costs and improve lives.”

She wants Canada’s federal penitentiaries to serve vegan meals of beans, rice, lentils, pasta, vegetables and fruits, which she bills as sources of all the nutrients one would need, “at a fraction of the cost of meats and cheeses,” since most vegan ingredients don’t need to be refrigerated.

In its most recent departmental plan, Correctional Service Canada says it provides nutrition “sufficient in quality and quantity” and in line with the Canada Food Guide.

Anderson says the newly retooled food guide put less of an emphasis on eating meat and dairy, instead suggesting more plant-based proteins in Canadians’ diets.

Her letter also points out a UN climate panel report calling for a dietary shift to help combat climate change — another interest for the actress who backed the Greens and their leader Elizabeth May in the just-concluded federal election.

Four years ago, Anderson travelled to Arizona to serve vegetarian meals to the approximately 8,000 inmates at the Maricopa County Jail alongside Joe Arpaio, the controversial local sheriff who made the decision. Arpaio estimated the move would save US$100,000 a year.

Anderson says the jail reduced costs by $273,000 when it switched to vegetarian meals, although reported savings vary widely.

She says the savings could be even higher for Canada’s almost 40,000 inmates — a number that includes inmates in provincial jails, which fall outside federal jurisdiction.

A report in May from Statistics Canada said that in the fiscal year 2017-18, there were on average 24,657 adult inmates in provincial or territorial jails, while the federal portion was 14,129.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 31, 2019.

Read more: http://pamanderson.proboards.com/thread/9236/trudeau-serve-inmates#ixzz643jN7orM

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