Pamela Anderson urges Irish government to ban fur farming
American star Pamela Anderson has written to Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to urge him to ban fur farming.
The 50-year-old actress is an ambassador for animal rights group PETA.
The Irish government recently announced a ban on wild animals, including elephants, tigers, lions and zebras, in Irish circuses.
Anderson told the Taoiseach that she was delighted about this but urged him to secure another ‘victory for animals’.
The former Baywatch star wrote: “I was thrilled to hear the news from my friends at PETA that Ireland will ban wild animal circuses.
“I’m now looking to celebrate with you what I very much hope will be the next victory for animals: an end to fur farming in Ireland.
“I admired your strength in promising, at this year’s Dublin LGBTQ Pride, to be “the voice for toleration, respect, and equality” – and wish you’d extend this compassion to all living beings.
“Please, would you pull up those stylish socks of yours and announce a ban on fur farming in Ireland?
“I greatly look forward to clinking glasses with you when that happens. Sincerely yours, Pamela Anderson.”
ARAN animal rights campaigner John Carmody said: “Pamela Anderson has completely redefined what a celebrity can do for a cause.
“Wherever she goes in the world she makes her feelings known on local animal issues like she did earlier this year when she called out animal suffering in circuses.
“Irish eyes will be smiling the next time she touches down in Ireland.”