Pamela Anderson Named Person of the Year
In just the past year, the list of Pam’s contributions to PETA UK has included promoting an irresistible – and racy – campaign poster in which her nearly nude body is shown painted with butcher markings, giving an address on animal rights at Oxford University and releasing a TV spot in which she is shown strip-searching air travellers for contraband (such as fur, exotic skins, leather and wool) that was stolen off animals’ backs.
On hearing about her award, Pam said, “I’m so tickled to be PETA UK’s person of the year. I’ve never met a vegetable I didn’t like, and I even included a pro-vegetarian line in my panto performance – I always find a way to speak up for animals! I’ve loved spending time in the UK in 2010, and particularly Liverpool, where it was my pleasure to share a drink with fellow vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney backstage at his intimate show. And I will always remember visiting an animal shelter on Christmas Day and meeting the beautiful homeless dogs and cats who I so hope someone will think about and take home in the new year. Thanks so much once again to PETA for the honour”.
In addition to her efforts in the UK, Pamela’s actions in 2010 have included urging ultra-Orthodox leaders in Israel to stop blocking anti-fur legislation and – while appearing on the Indian reality show Bigg Boss – petitioning Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to denounce the country’s cruel leather trade. And, of course, for many years Pamela has been penning letters, starring in ads and leading protests on behalf of PETA US in order to raise awareness of cruelty to animals and demonstrate how easy it is to avoid contributing to animal suffering.
A big CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU go out to Pamela from all of us here at PETA UK!