Pamela Anderson Wants To Stop Whale HuntsBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - August 6, 2014
Pamela Anderson has always had a soft spot for animals and works hard to protect them from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
While Anderson has been involved with a lot of animal rights campaigns, she is now focused on stopping whale hunts.
She is working against the grind slaughter in the Faroe Islands. The slaughter takes place annually and claims the lives of hundreds of pilot whales each time. It is a tradition for the islanders and some of them even consider it a right of passage.
Anderson recently spoke out against the slaughter saying,
“This is not for survival. There are very few things that happen like this, that are this brutal. We have to put this behind us and move on, and let the whales swim freely by. And I think it’s much more important for us in the future to save our oceans and the biodiversity of our oceans that the whales are very important to.”
She called out to young people and asked that they help campaign against the slaughter as well and for anyone living on the Faroe Islands to stop the slaughter.
“Young people probably feel pressure to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors. I think this is the perfect time to not listen to your parents, to think for yourself. Maybe there’s going to be a movement like there have been movements for many other things in the world where you look inside yourself and say ‘Is this something I should be doing just because my parents did it and my grandparents did it?’ This is a new time and the world is at risk…I think this is the generation that has to stand up and say ‘That was then, this is now; this is what I’m going to do,’” she said.
Anderson is not alone in her campaign efforts. Operation GrindStop 2014 is a huge campaign that includes over 500 volunteers who work both on land and water to stop the senseless killing of the whales.
What do you think of the campaign and Pamela Anderson?
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