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Pamela Anderson’s biggest birthday wish is to free Corky the orca

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Canadian-turned-American citizen, actor and famous beauty Pamela Anderson is a humanitarian, activist and fighter for endangered species on the planet.

And Pamela has just one birthday wish: freedom for Corky, the captured orca.

The mother of two sons’ birthday is today, and she is selflessly asking her fan base to look into and support her wishes to free Corky, an orca caught off her native British Columbia decades ago.

The orca was captured five decades ago, and the killer whale lives in a cramped, chemically treated concrete tank at SeaWorld. Anderson isn’t having it and wants her 52nd birthday to draw attention to the whale’s horrific plight.

In her latest PETA campaign, Pamela is photographed inside a cramped tub to illustrate the situation that Corky and other captive orcas are suffering, asking, “Could You Live in a Bathtub for Decades?”

Anderson is no stranger to causes for PETA and has worked diligently to call attention to Denmark’s Faroe Islands “Grind” where dolphins and other sea life are culled mercilessly.

Anderson not only shares her age but also notes that Corky was captured near her hometown in the Canadian province of British Columbia that lies next to the Pacific ocean.

“Please don’t let her die in a tank that, to her, is comparable to the size of a bathtub,” Anderson writes in a letter to new SeaWorld CEO Gustavo Antorcha.

To illustrate her point, she appears in a new PETA ad, posing in a tub in her birthday suit beneath the words “Could You Live in a Bathtub for Decades?” You can view the ad here.

“Corky’s brother and sister are still alive and flourishing in the wild,” Anderson wrote in her published letter, “and a Canadian scientist who has been studying her family wants to bring her home. It’s within your power to release this long-suffering orca to a seaside sanctuary in a protected bay of her home waters.” The orca was used in a now-illegal breeding program in which all seven of her offspring died within weeks.

The pressure is on for SeaWorld to create sea sanctuaries.

The National Aquarium is retiring the dolphins, beluga whales are being moved from a Chinese marine park to a sanctuary in Iceland, and the Canadian Parliament just voted to ban dolphin and whale captivity outright according to PETA.

The conditions at SeaWorld cause significant harm to the larger sea animals. The orcas, highly intelligent and strongly pod/family oriented swim in circles inside shallow tanks filled with chemically treated water. The intense UVA and UVB rays in relentless sun exposure can cause them to develop skin and eye diseases, according to PETA.

PETA and Pam ask people to write SeaWorld and let them know your feelings about Corky here:

SeaWorld San Diego
500 SeaWorld Dr.
San Diego, CA 92109

Pamela Anderson gets behind bars in Paris protest against farm animal abuse

Actress Pamela Anderson joined animal rights campaigners in Paris yesterday, posing inside a cage to protest the caging of animals in European farming.

The former Baywatch star was backing a campaign by Compassion in World Farming to get a million signatures in seven EU countries in support of their bid to end the practice.

“I don’t think any animal belongs in a cage for entertainment or for what we wear or what we eat,” she told reporters.

“All of our choices are important and we have to be more conscious of our decisions,” she added.

“Animal welfare has come a long way, but we have a long way to go.”

The petition is part of the European Citizens’ Initiative, which means that if they can raise a million signatures within a year the European Commission will have to consider the issue.

The organizers say they have the support of 140 organizations, including in France the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and PETA.

Anderson is currently taking part in the French edition of the television programme Dancing with the Stars.

Read more: http://pamanderson.proboards.com/thread/9131/gets-bars-paris#ixzz5Tcal216C

Pamela Anderson blasts Gordon Ramsay for ‘cruelly’ selling foie gras

Gordon Ramsay has been blasted by Baywatch icon Pamela Anderson for ‘cruelly’ selling foie gras at his restaurants and called on him to banish it from his menu.

The 51-year-old vegan actress has written a letter to the TV chef urging him to stop selling the dish at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, his flagship eaterie in London.

Although the production of foie gras, or fat liver, is illegal in Britain it is still legal to import it into the country.

In some cases it is made by force-feeding geese and ducks, either in factory farms or by hand, until their livers swell to up to ten times their normal size.

In the letter, she writes that foie gras is ‘nothing more than a diseased liver produced in a real-life Hell’s Kitchen’.

She adds: ‘Given your exceptional talent, I have no doubt that you can create dishes to impress that don’t involve this cruelty.’

Anderson is spearheading a campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the animal rights charity.

The former Baywatch star angered some French politicians in 2016 when she appeared in the National Assembly in Paris to support a ban on foie gras.

Many claimed it was inappropriate for an unelected Canadian-American known for appearing nude in Playboy to be interfering in the democratic process.

The anti-foie gras campaign has previously been supported by celebrities such as Kate Winslet, Ricky Gervais, Ralph Fiennes and the late Sir Roger Moore.

PETA’s Director of Vegan Corporate Projects, Dawn Carr said: ‘Pamela Anderson is a long-time champion of animals, including the birds who are abused to produce foie gras.

‘Over the past few years, she has written to London department store Fortnum & Mason urging it to ditch the vile pâté and called on the French National Assembly to ban the force-feeding of geese and ducks.

‘On foie gras farms, workers repeatedly ram pipes down gentle birds’ throats and pump huge amounts of grain into their stomachs, often tearing holes in their necks and sometimes rupturing their internal organs.

‘Foie gras production is so cruel that it’s illegal in the UK and more than a dozen other countries, and the majority of the public is rightfully sickened by this horrific industry.

‘Consumers have the power to take a stand against foie gras by refusing to buy this ‘torture in a tin’ and instead choosing one of the many healthy and cruelty-free vegan vile pâté’s available.’
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