Honorary PETA Director Urges British Columbia Officials to Scrap Development Plans for Wildlife Haven
For Immediate Release:
October 7, 2019
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Vancouver – British Columbia native Pamela Anderson—who recently moved back to her home country—has sent a letter to the mayor of Port Moody and city council members ahead of their next meeting on Tuesday urging them not to move forward with plans to build a road through the center of Bert Flinn Park, which is home to a variety of animals, including bears, raccoons, coyotes, and barred owls.
“People in BC and around the world have become increasingly concerned about human expansion and deforestation, which kill and displace animals,” writes Anderson. “The issue of Bert Flinn Park so perfectly captures the global struggle between unsustainable development and the ethical imperative to protect nature and its many inhabitants.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Anderson’s letter to Mayor Rob Vagramov and the councillors of Port Moody follows.
October 7, 2019
The Honorable Rob Vagramov, Mayor of Port Moody
Councillors of Port Moody
Dear Mayor Vagramov and Councillors of Port Moody,
I love BC and will always consider it home. That’s why I was saddened to learn that the beautiful Bert Flinn Park—a safe haven for wildlife—is at risk. I’m writing to urge you to scrap plans for building any future road through the park.
Please consider the bears, coyotes, deer, frogs, birds, and other animals who call the park home. People in BC and around the world have become increasingly concerned about human expansion and deforestation, which kill and displace wild animals. The issue of Bert Flinn Park perfectly illustrates the global struggle between unsustainable development and the ethical imperative to protect nature and its many inhabitants.
I thank those of you who have already supported preserving the park. For those who have not yet done so, I urge you to reconsider your position and become leaders in animal and environmental protection. My friends at PETA and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and consideration.