Pamela goes into a cage to high­light mis­ery of an­i­mals

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - ENTERTAINMENT -

THERE IS A PE­TI­TION TRY­ING TO GET A MIL­LION SIG­NA­TURES, AP­PEAL­ING FOR AN END TO CAGING AN­I­MALS FOR FARM­ING IN EUROPE

Ac­tor Pamela Anderson joined an­i­mal rights cam­paign­ers in Paris, pos­ing in­side a cage to protest against the caging of an­i­mals in Euro­pean farm­ing.

The for­mer Bay­watch star was back­ing a cam­paign by Com­pas­sion in World Farm­ing on Wed­nes­day to get a mil­lion sig­na­tures in seven Euro­pean Union coun­tries in sup­port of their bid to end the prac­tice.

“I don’t think any an­i­mal be­longs in a cage for entertainment or for what we wear or what we eat,” she told re­porters. “All of our choices are im­por­tant and we have to be more con­scious of our de­ci­sions,” she said. “An­i­mal wel­fare has come a long way, but we have a long way to go.” The pe­ti­tion is part of the Euro­pean Cit­i­zens’ Ini­tia­tive, which means that if they can raise a mil­lion sig­na­tures within a year, the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion will have to con­sider the is­sue.

The or­gan­is­ers say that they have the sup­port of 140 or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing the Brigitte Bar­dot Foun­da­tion and Peo­ple for the Eth­i­cal Treat­ment of An­i­mals (PETA).

Anderson is tak­ing part in the French edi­tion of a dance re­al­ity show.

PHOTO: FRAN­COIS MORI/AP

Ac­tor Pamela Anderson has long been an an­i­mal rights ac­tivist and an ad­vo­cate of the ve­gan life­style

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