Category: Animal Rights

Pamela Anderson on never wearing leather again: ‘I call myself a naughty vegan’

I decided to become vegetarian when I was a child. My father was a hunter and one day I found a dead deer, without its head, hanging outside our home, dripping blood into a bucket. I cried for days. It wasn’t hard for me to give up something so cruel. I got my father to stop hunting, too.

I call myself a naughty vegan. I live in France, I eat croissants. I do the best I can, but I’m not a dictator. It’s a radical choice to be vegan, so I’m not so strict. Stella McCartney and Paul and Linda created Meatless Mondays, so even if you don’t eat meat on Mondays, you are still doing something good. If you’re Canadian, like me, and grew up in the coastal areas, sometimes you think if you’re vegetarian, you can still eat fish.

You learn as you go along; you make changes. I once promoted a fur line in Russia, where the market is very real because of the weather. And Barb Wire was all leather – I just didn’t think of it at the time. Today I wouldn’t wear fur, and I don’t want to glamorise it by wearing faux, but it’s still better than wearing someone’s else’s skin. I sent faux fur coats to Melania Trump and Kim Kardashian, and both have sworn off fur since. On my sons’ modelling contracts now, it says no fur. They’re both vegan, too, but I never forced it on them.

I started with animals and moved to environmental causes with Vivienne Westwood. She and I are kindred spirits, and I’ve learned so much from her. Her message is more in-depth than the hashtag movement; you have to go further than that – we can control what we wear, what we eat. Fashion has so many new fabrics, recycled from the pollution in the ocean. You just have to be engaged with the world.

As for thinking you’ve done something because you’ve worn a slogan T-shirt or used a hashtag? You still have to take action. I’ve written to governments, delivered a petition to stop bullfighting and protested about foie gras in front of the French government.

I never thought I’d be a style icon. Early on in my career I wasn’t really a fan of clothes. I never thought much about the red swimsuit I wore on Baywatch. It was a beach show and I thought everyone was watching it for the message – it was sweet! I don’t think any of us was trying to act sexy. Maybe the producers had that in mind, but we weren’t thinking about it.

How I dress now is how I’ve always wanted to: in feminine, simple clothing, nothing hard-edged. I don’t like black; I love colours and dresses, and being comfortable. There was a time in my life when everyone was doing everything for me – even my husbands were dressing me. I don’t know where I am in my career. I was going to say I’m glad I’m at the end of it, so I don’t have to be in front of the camera for too much longer. But for the first time in my life I don’t have an army of people making decisions for me. I can finally decide for myself.

Source: theguardian.com

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Pamela Anderson wants Prada to stop using fur

Pamela Anderson wants Prada to stop using fur
And she wrote a letter to Miuccia asking her personally

When she isn’t giving sex and relationship advice to Dazed readers, Pamela Anderson is a keen anti-fur advocate. As US Honorary Director for PETA, Anderson has campaigned for the end of fur use in fashion, and once pointedly sent Kim Kardashian a faux fur coat, in an effort to get her to stop wearing the real thing.

Now, Anderson has turned her attention to Prada, writing a letter directly to Miuccia Prada to ask her to make the Italian house fur-free. “I was disappointed to learn that instead of going fur-free, Prada has chosen merely to reduce the amount of animal pelts that it sells,” the letter reads. “Please, I urge you to drop fur immediately,” she continues.

Prada has yet to respond to Anderson’s letter, but conversations around fur use in fashion continue to gain momentum. Over the past year, Burberry, Versace, Tom Ford, Gucci have all vowed to stop using the controversial material. The British Fashion Council has also implemented measures to eradicate the use of fur during LFW.
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Kim Kardashian reveals she’s given up wearing fur after Pamela Anderson begged her to rethink her wardrobe choices

KIM Kardashian has ditched real fur from her wardrobe.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, who is regularly slammed on social media for wearing animal flesh, has finally decided to opt for faux replicates.

Taking to her Snapchat account on Friday night, the 37-year-old uploaded a video of her dressed as her “style icon” Cher as part of her high school reunion, Kim revealed she was done with animal fur.

She said: “Hey guys, these nails only mean I’m here in Vegas to see Cher. I have blue nails, this coat is faux fur. That’s my new thing, faux.”

Her decision to banish animal fur from her wardrobe comes just months after Pamela Anderson, who is a long-time vegan and animal rights activist, sent Kim a coral faux mink coat that she custom-designed with Russian manufacturer Only Me and an accompanying letter which begged her to drop fur from her life.

The letter said: “Happy holidays from France!

“In the spirit of the season, please accept this coral hip-length faux-mink coat, made especially for you by my partners at Only Me Eco Fur in Russia.

“As we all ponder New Year’s resolutions, won’t you consider making a meaningful one to stop wearing fur?

“You’d be setting a trendy, compassionate example… Kim, I know your young fans would admire you and your brand even more if you dropped fur.”

The former Baywatch star has also pleaded with their E! reality show’s producer Ryan Seacrest to give her a cameo role on the popular series as she’d love to grill the famous family on their fashion choices.

The 50-year-old actress uploaded a photograph of her and Kanye, 40, and accompanied it with the caption: “@kanyewestt_official @yeezyboosts I love the brand — #yeezy -I want it all 😉 I hope no fur? I know Kanye wears fur sometimes. I wish he didn’t.

“So I’m reaching out to Kanye and the whole Kardashian family. We all know each other. And I know the girls and Kris have always looked up to me and appreciate my integrity.

“My goal was never to be famous or to be rich. Just to make a difference in the world – for the voiceless.

“Please join me. – #compassionissexy #kimkardashian maybe I should come on #keepingupwiththekardashians to discuss @ryanseacrest @krisjenner @khloekardashian @kourtneykardash @kimkardashian #crueltyfree #family #hollywood #nofur @privatekanye #kanyewest #touchthesky (sic).”

source: The Sun

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