Pamela Anderson To Her Majesty: Fur Is Always Cruel
For Immediate Release:
28 July 2011
Sandra Smiley +44 0207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]
Pamela Anderson has just sent a letter on PETA US’ behalf to Queen Margrethe II. In the letter, Anderson – who heard that the Royal family gets their fur from a “trusted source” – respectfully tells Her Majesty that fur production is cruel worldwide and encourages her to join public figures such as Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in going fur-free.
Anderson’s letter follows. For more information about the fur industry, please visit PETA.org.uk.
Queen Margrethe II
I had the great pleasure of visiting your beautiful country this month and was thrilled to hear from my friends at PETA that Denmark banned cruel fox-fur farms not long ago. During my visit, I learned that the royal family gets its fur from a “trusted source.” May I ask, who is the supplier? Undercover investigations into fur farms have shown cruelty to animals across the board, from Denmark to the United States. Most fur comes from China, where animals – including dogs and cats – are bludgeoned and even skinned alive for their fur, as seen in this short video. Minister Eva Kjer Hansen of Denmark stated, “Mink breeders break animal welfare rules. And that is unacceptable.” Animals trapped in the wild are no better off: Many suffer for hours and even chew off their own limbs to escape.
Because of the cruelty in the fur trade, more and more public figures are shunning fur – and not just actors and models. First ladies Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni recently announced that they are both fur-free too. I hope that your future outfits won’t involve the death of animals, especially for ceremonial garments.
I respectfully hope for a reply.