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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

Calgary Expo: Pamela on activism, being a sex symbol

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“It’s a compliment, I think. Everyone wants to be sexy. There are worse things you could call me.”

So started the conversation with Canadian expat Pamela Anderson on Sunday afternoon, the final celebrity to take the stage at the Stampede Corral for the 2019 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. It’s the obligatory question for those who are perhaps known more for their looks than range as a thespian. Does she mind being known as “one of the world’s biggest sex symbols?”

Well, apparently not. But the Vancouver Island native and former star of Baywatch made clear that she is much more interested in life as a mother and animal-rights activist these days. There were more shout-outs to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and championing of veganism than you could count during the 45-minute panel, with the actress saying that her reputation as a sex symbol has actually been useful not only in making activism sexy but also as a way to catch people by surprise.

“It’s kind of a secret weapon,” she says. “When someone doesn’t think you’re intelligent but then you form a full sentence, you’re a genius.”

While much of the conversation revolved around Anderson’s work as an animal-rights and environmental activist, it was not without its tasty tidbits about the less-serious side of her career.

Born in Ladysmith, B.C., Anderson initially gained fame for her Playboy Playmate of the Month spreads and for her role as the red-swimsuited C.J. Parker in Baywatch in the 1990s. On Sunday, we learned that Anderson never worked out during her Baywatch stint, despite it being stipulated in her contract that she couldn’t gain weight. We learned that the late Marvel guru Stan Lee suggested that nudity be incorporated into the 2003 cartoon series Stripperella, where the titular character was based on and voiced by Anderson.

“It was a little bit naughty for me, even,” she said. “I didn’t know if I should do that. My kids were growing up. Not that that stopped me from much else.”

As for her relationship with her ex-husband, drummer Tommy Lee, Anderson addressed it after a question was asked about the tell-all book The Dirt, which focused on the wild years of Lee and his Motley Crue bandmates.

She hasn’t read the book nor seen the Netflix film based on it. But she isn’t surprised that she didn’t make her way into the film.

“I was in the book but it was garbage and it wasn’t true,” she said. “So I’m sure they didn’t want to put that in the movie and be liable for anything. Tommy and I speak and are friends and are both in our kids’ lives.”

Finally, we learned that the 2005 Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson raised $250,000 for PETA. That was really the only reason she did it. Besides, she found a clever way to deflect attention while being roasted.

“Who else can I get involved?” she said. “Who else can I share the attention with? That’s the trick. When you’re on a roast, get other people that are crazy. I had Courtney Love, Tommy my ex and I got Andy Dick. I just got a bunch of people that I knew they could pick on, too.”

source: calgaryherald

Pamela Anderson calls for Flemish minister to push for a ban on fur farming

Pamela Anderson has penned a letter to a Flemish minister to ask for a push for a ban on fur farming.

The long-standing animal advocate has sent a letter to Ben Weyts, Flemish Minister for Mobility, Public Works, the Vlaamse Rand, Tourism and Animal Welfare, asking for the law to ban fur farming to come into force as soon as possible.

Writing on behalf of PETA and Belgian animal-protection group GAIA, she shared: “As a passionate animal-protection advocate, I was delighted to learn from my friends at PETA and GAIA that you’ve pledged to ban fur farming in the Flemish Region. I’m concerned, however, as it’s now December, and – despite having previously announced that you’d bring forward legislation by the end of the year – still, no law prohibiting this cruel industry has been proposed.

“Every day that such legislation is delayed is a day of misery for the more than 200,000 minks on fur farms in Flanders. These wild animals are kept in cramped wire cages that deny them any opportunity to carry out their natural behavior, such as running and swimming. This confinement causes them such intense psychological distress that many go insane and begin to mutilate themselves. After a lifetime of suffering, confinement, and frustration, they’re killed for a frivolous fashion accessory that no one needs – and increasingly, no one wants.”

In the letter, Pamela called for Weyts to “honor” the commitment he had made and “propose this important piece of legislation without delay”.

She added: “Please, honor your commitment to ban fur factory farming in Flanders and propose this important piece of legislation without delay. In doing so, you’d be joining Austria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and closer to home, the Brussels-Capital and Walloon regions of Belgium, which have already banned fur farms, recognizing that this barbaric cruelty is unacceptable in a civilized, progressive country.”

Pamela has been a passionate campaigner to ban animal fur, writing letters to the likes of Kim Kardashian West to ask them to swap to faux fur.

source: frontiersman.com

Read more: http://pamanderson.proboards.com/thread/9011/calls-flemish-minister#ixzz51kAOrrKM

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