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Pamela Fighting Fur in Israel

Written by PETA | October 28, 2010

Pamela Anderson is appearing on the Israeli version of Dancing With the Stars this season, and she never misses a step when it comes to speaking up for animals. This week, Pamela sent an impassioned letter to Israeli Minister of Religious Services Yakov Margi urging him to support a bill that would ban (!) the fur trade in Israel. Pamela joins compassionate reggae singer Matisyahu, who sent a letter to the Israeli government earlier this year in support of the ban. Sir Paul McCartney, Brigitte Bardot, and several members of the British Parliament have also spoken out in favor of the bill.

Writes Pamela, “After watching just a few moments of this PETA video, surely you will agree that the ways in which animals suffer and die in the fur trade violate Jewish principles, which strictly prohibit causing unnecessary suffering to animals.” Israel’s largest newspaper reported on Pamela’s letter (on the back page, which is the section that most Israelis read first), informing thousands of readers that animals are bludgeoned, electrocuted, and skinned alive for their pelts. Let’s hope that Minister Margi takes Pamela’s advice and votes to make Israel the first country to prohibit the production, sale, and importation of all fur products!

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  • Nora-V says:

    Re: illyleonardi. Unfortunately, fur is an international industry—-not just located in America. To see footage of fur farms in China, please visit: http://www.peta.org/tv/videos/featured/69724478001.aspx. – Nora, PETA

  • illyleonardi says:

    Go Pamela. But…neighborhoods could enlist in programs established to expose cruelty in our own back yards. I’m thinking…and thinking….and thinking… Have you ever written to DK’s business about this? And I was curious if it is here $$$ supporters in this line of work steering her there. Although you’d think she was strong enough to steer (moooo) from there. Where are the furs being sold if not in America. Please be specific.

  • j says:

    We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. ~William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays, 1922 From beasts we scorn as soulless, In forest, field and den, The cry goes up to witness The soullessness of men. ~M. Frida Hartley

  • MOREAU Sylvie says:

    A notre époque nous ne devrions plus porter de fourrure sur nos épaules et en faire interdire son commerce. Les animaux sont des êtres sensibles qui ressentent la douleur. Nous devrions le comprendre et adopter notre comportement en tant que tel.

  • Tamra Dickey says:

    Thank you Pammy!

  • kevin says:

    Good for Pam – however, the required methods of slaughter for Jewish kosher food (that like halal prohibit stunning/rendering unconscious the animal prior to slitting it’s throat) hardly constitute ‘prohibiting unnecessary suffering’. But, I say again good work Pam, it’s a start.

  • Helen says:

    Please practice what you preach. Be a leader not a follower.

  • LINA says:

    this is disgusting, This must and has to be STOPPED!!!!!!

  • Gal Hazor says:

    I sure do hope so! as an Israeli and a Jew, I’m truly disgusted by this cruel tradition. though Pamela Anderson is probably not a great reson for a religious Jew to decide wether to ban fur products or not, the cruelty of this industry should be. I hope Margi wil make the right choice

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