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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 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.

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Baywatch revived as a movie again with Pamela Anderson and The Hoff… but not as you’d expect

After being rebooted (somewhat unsuccessfully) for the big screen by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, there’s another Baywatch movie in the works, but this one’s a little different.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Baywatch: The Documentary is coming, from the duo behind Public Figure, Matthew Felker and Brian Corso.

The film will take an in-depth look at the ’90s TV series, which became a culture phenomenon, and feature interviews with cast members.

“We want to show the audience how it culturally shaped an entire decade,” Felker said. “The look and feel and tone of Baywatch bled into everything ’90s. Baywatch is about as synonymous with a decade as the Kardashians are to today’s current pop culture.”

Cast members already confirmed for interviews are David Hasselhoff, Nicole Eggert, David Chokachi, Alexandra Paul, Erika Eleniak, Gena Lee Nolin Hulse, Jason Simmons and Jeremy Jackson.

While producers are said to be looking to add Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and Michael Bergin to the list.

Speaking about his time on the series, Hasselhoff said: “What a phenomenal experience it was to be part of the Baywatch journey from the show’s first season being cancelled to lasting over 10 years to being rebooted some 30 years later.

“I am honoured and proud of the work our cast and crew did together. Baywatch is truly a spectacular worldwide hit and has affected millions of people and saved a lot of lives. Heart, humour and action! Baywatch forever!”

source: Digital Spy

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