Pamela Anderson’s Trip to DC
There’s a big heart in that big chest. In her first visit to the Nation’s Capital since becoming a U.S. citizen, Pamela Anderson made a personal appeal to the government on Friday to drag itself out of the dark ages as far as animal testing is concerned.
Pam (who also stuck around to lobby the guests alongside PETA VP Dan Mathews at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday) hand-delivered a PETA science report—the impetus for a recent front-page Washington Post story—condemning the failure of the Department of Health and Human Services to use sophisticated, non-animal test methods widely used in Europe, in place of decades-old, cruel and crude animal tests for toxicity. Asked about her decision to act as a courier on PETA’s behalf, she said, “Being a citizen excites me not just because I can vote, but because I can crack the whip on Capitol Hill to defend animals.”
And she does it all with a smile. You rule, Pam.
P.S. If you want to help out yourself by contacting your members of Congress about this issue, you can do so through the webform here.