Pamela Anderson Goes Dutch

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You never can tell where PETA’s bombshell BFF—and honorary director—Pamela Anderson might pop up. Could be Finland. Or France. Or Oz. Or even a Vegas homeless shelter. No wonder her show is called Girl on the Loose!

The latest dispatch comes from The Netherlands. The thing about Pam that’s so awesome is that no matter where she goes, you know she’s gonna be helping out animals. Kinda like a globetrotting superheroine for compassion.

In this case, Pam was in Amsterdam for the opening of a luxury-goods expo called the Millionaire Fair. And while she’s totally down with luxury, she wanted to make it clear that that doesn’t include animal fur—after all, what’s so luxurious about draping yourself in torture and death? So she dropped a note to Queen Beatrix, asking her to go all the way. Um, that is, to back a current legislative bill that would ban all fur farms in the Netherlands (the Dutch have already banned several kinds of fur farming).

Well, like most things Pam does, hardly anyone noticed. Just kidding! More like “total media frenzy.” Or, in the case of the Millionaire Fair, “widespread panic.” It turns out that some of the heartless fur floggers at the expo don’t much care for being called out on their cruelty (go figure). No matter, though, because the media (who love ’em some Pam) demanded more, so we put together a news conference to promote the fur-farm bill. This should lead to a lot of Dutch love for the ban, even if Her Maj doesn’t get on board.

Go, Pam, Go!

Written by Jeff Mackey

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