Pamela Anderson Tells Leo Varadkar to Pull up His ‘Stylish Socks’ and Ban Fur Farming in Ireland

For Immediate Release:
20 November 2017

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Following the News That Ireland Will Ban Wild-Animal Circuses, Blonde Bombshell Urges Taoiseach to Act Now to End Fur Farming

Dublin – Following Ireland’s decision to ban wild-animal circuses, blonde bombshell and long-time animal rights advocate Pamela Anderson today sent a letter on behalf of PETA to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urging him to ban fur farming in the country.

“I was thrilled to hear the news from my friends at PETA that Ireland will ban wild-animal circuses,” writes Anderson, who previously offered to have a drink with former Taoiseach Enda Kenny if a ban was put in place. “While I celebrate this victory and look forward to raising a glass of Guinness with your predecessor the next time I’m in town, 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 can’t think of anyone more capable of creating history once again than you, Ireland’s youngest and first openly gay prime minister,” she continues. “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.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – notes that many countries, including England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, outlawed fur farming long ago. Ireland has three remaining fur farms, where some 200,000 minks are imprisoned in squalid cages and denied the opportunity to roam, swim, and care for their young. After months of confinement and mental torment, their tiny lungs are filled with poison gas – a perverse killing method that is often unsuccessful, meaning that they end up being skinned alive.

In 2016, Anderson was named PETA’s Person of the Year for her efforts to encourage vegan eating and for calling on Ireland to ban wild-animal circuses, among many other actions for animals. She once posed for a PETA US “Give Fur the Cold Shoulder” ad campaign, and this year, she sent an eco-friendly faux-fur coat to Melania Trump and urged Kim Kardashian to stop wearing fur.

Anderson’s full letter to Varadkar is available here. For more information, please visit