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Pamela Anderson Asks Putin for Help with Seal Hunting Ban

2. June 2010 by Admin 0 Comments

Canadian actress/model/Playmate Pamela Anderson (yes, she is a native Canadian) recently sent a message to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin asking him to help her persuade the Canadian government to ban the killing of Harp seals. Putin was the one who initiated the ban on hunting Harp seals and has stated that the industry must be strictly controlled. Seal products from Canada account for 300,000 seal deaths per year, according to Pravda.

Anderson expressed hope that Putin would be able to persuade Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Harper… Harp seals… Maybe his family comes from a long line of seal hunters?), as her previous pleas have been ignored by the Canadian Parliament, despite the gathering of thousands of signatures on a petition. With PETA’s support, Anderson personally delivered a similar letter to the Canadian embassy (see video below).

In her letter to Putin, obtained by WENN via PETA, she writes, "The Canadian government has refused to budge on this issue, despite widespread protests and international bans on the trade in baby seal skins.

 

"I collected thousands of signatures myself and personally delivered the petition to parliament, to no avail. The government is sacrificing not only the seals but also worldwide goodwill by going against the wishes of most Canadians, Europeans, Russians, and others.

 

"You have been quoted as saying that seal hunting is 'a bloody industry that should have been banned long ago'. I couldn't agree more. Please use your influence with Prime Minister Harper to help us stop the senseless slaughter of baby seals once and for all."

 

Referring to the annual hunt of Harp seals as “the biggest embarrassment to Canadians,” she states, “It’s 2010. Why are we beating baby seals to death?”