Target: Pamela Anderson of The Pamela Anderson Foundation
Goal: Applaud efforts to raise awareness of animal welfare through charity
In the unlikeliest of places, the beaches of the Cannes Film Festival, sex symbol and former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson launched the introduction to her animal charity The Pamela Anderson Foundation. In a speech to explain her love of animals the 46-year-old relayed a harrowing account of childhood abuse and rape that started at the tender age of 6.
Speaking to a room full of wealthy notables like Vivienne Westwood, a close friend of Anderson, the actress described a series of sexual assaults that began with molestation by a female friend of the family in her own home and ended with a gang rape situation, planned out by her then 9th grade boyfriend, and executed by his six teenaged friends. Holding back tears Anderson recited “…I had a hard time trusting humans…”
What followed the disheartening tale of abuse and sexual assault was Anderson’s heartwarming trust and love for animals. She went on to say that “…My loyalty was with the animal kingdom and I vowed to protect them and only them…I prayed to the whales with my feet in the ocean, my only real friends…” What started out as a disdain for the cruelty of human kind sparked a deep fondness for animal kind.
Anderson, who has been a longtime supporter of other animal rights organizations like PETA and California Wild Life Center, has worked tirelessly for almost two decades to launch the charity. According to her website, the charity supports smaller organizations that “work on the front lines of human rights, animal rights and environmental protection”.
No other celebrity thus far as taken such a brave step to express why they support and continue to have an unwavering interest in the welfare of animals and animal rights. Sign the petition to praise Pamela Anderson for her efforts to raise awareness and fight for justice for animals.
Dear Pamela Anderson,
Your inspirational speech given at the Cannes Film Festival event to support Vivienne Westwood’s charity, Cool Earth, was the most any celebrity has done to express their tireless support of animal kind and their dedication to animal rights. It is devastating that it took such cruelty to be acted out against you, at such a young age, to spark your interest in the welfare of animals but your perseverance and the creation of your charity deserves endless praise.
The rights of animals deserve to be fought for and needless to say there’s a chronic case of apathy when it comes to the welfare of animal kind. Your charity proves that there are still kind souls who love animals and think they deserve to be treated justly.
Thank you for your efforts.
[Your Name Here]
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