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January 23, 2014 12:54 pm

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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