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Pamela Anderson Asks Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Support Anti-Fur Legislation

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Pamela Anderson. Photo: Wikipedia.

Pamela Anderson, the model, producer, author and activist best known for her television series roles on  Home Improvement and Baywatch, sent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a letter asking him to come out in favor of a proposed law that would ban the sale of animal furs, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday.

Anderson penned her plea after having returned from a trip to Israel with her husband, film producer Rick Salomon. In the missive, the former Tool Time Girl notes that she, “…had the honor of visiting Israel… [going] to Masada to see the sunrise, bathing in the Dead Sea and visiting the Western Wall and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.”  Anderson ends the beginning of her communiqué by exclaiming that spending time in Israel “changed my life.”

Later in the letter, Anderson writes that, “As an honorary director at PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals], I was especially thrilled to hear that your country is considering a bill that would ban the sale of fur, similar to the legislation that was enacted in West Hollywood, California… I appeal to you: please do everything in your power to help push the this historic bill – which has already been signed by 40 MK members – through.”

Next, Anderson encourages Netanyahu to view a short film that shows animals being beaten and electrocuted. Such brutality she says, is an affront to “…Jewish values that forbid the inflicting of unnecessary suffering on animals.”

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Anderson concludes her appeal by planting the seeds for a possible future meeting with the Israeli Premier: “I hope that one day I will have the honor of meeting you in person,” she says.

Pamela Anderson’s battle for a fur-free Israel dates back to 2010, when during a visit to the country she called on the Minister of Religious Affairs with a similar request as the one she made today to Netanyahu, Channel 2 said.

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