Pam Promotes Compassion for Cows in India

Published by PETA.

Lately, it seems like PETA’s BFF and honorary director Pamela Anderson is on the road more than Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in their heyday—she’s trekked from London to Tel Aviv and is now in Mumbai, where she’s a celebrity guest on the reality show Bigg Boss.

But as a superhero for animals, Pam can be counted on to speak out against cruelty wherever she goes, so she has sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to help the cows who are abused and slaughtered in the cruel and gruesome Indian leather trade.

“India’s laws prohibit animals from being crammed onto vehicles in such high numbers that their bones break, ban handlers from smearing chilli seeds into cows’ eyes and breaking their tails, and prevent animals from standing in their own blood and being hacked to pieces in front of each other while still conscious, yet all this continues to go on, involving countless animals every day,” Pam writes. “I am calling on every kind person in India and throughout the world to join me in rejecting all leather products in order to help put an end to the suffering.”

Written by Jeff Mackey

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