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27Nov/10Off

PETA’s 30th Anniversary Gala At The Hollywood Palladium

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala

30 Rock's Alec Baldwin hosted PETA's 30th anniversary gala and Humanitarian Awards last night at the Hollywood Palladium. Actors and animal activists like Eli Roth, Olivia Munn, Kellan Lutz, Lea Michele, Eva Mendes, and Anjelica Huston were honored for their work on animal rights. The events' other celebrity guests included Pamela Anderson, Kelly Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Joaquin Phoenix, and Casey Affleck. The crowd enjoyed a special performance by Bryan Adams and also participated in a silent auction to raise money for the organization.

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24Nov/10Off

Racy PETA ad grounded at Logan

By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson, Boston Herald

A racy PETA web ad, featuring curvaceous animal crusader Pamela Anderson , crashed before takeoff at Logan yesterday when an ad rep for the airport’s free WiFi network told the animal-rights activists their sexy spoof wouldn’t fly.

Anderson, who has appeared in tons of PETA propaganda, plays a scantily clad

TSA agent who strips passengers of leather, fur and other animal skins as they pass through her security checkpoint. Now considering the groping that goes on at Logan’s checkpoints on a day-to-day basis, this seems rather topical!

“They’re conservative by nature, and Pam Anderson grabbing a guy’s crotch, the naked people, etc. won’t fly,” David Blumenfeld, a JiWire ad rep who places the spots that run on the airport’s free WiFi, told PETA.

The quirky commercial, titled “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly,” also features comedians Steve-O , Andy Dick , Carol Leifer; a pair of nude models; and German punk icon Nina Hagen.

In it, Anderson first encounters Steve-O, who is stripped of his leather belt and sent through the body scanner in his underwear when his pants fall down. Hagen, who arrives with waaaaaay more than two pieces of carry-on luggage, is waved right through after Nina shows Pammie a patch that proclaims her leather-like jacket is “Fake For The Animals’ Sake.” Ditto for the nude models, who, of course, have no luggage. But Leifer, accompanied by Dick, who’s wearing an “I’m With Stupid” T-shirt, gets hauled away in handcuffs after she tries to parade past Pam in a fur coat and Ugg-ish boots!

“Given the groping that you see at security checkpoints — and the nudity that you see in body scans — we’re surprised that our lighthearted ad was deemed too risque,” said PETA veep Dan Mathews.

PETA had hoped to run the ad, which cost $50,000 to make, in Boston’s airport during the high-traffic holiday season. They are now looking to run it in other airports, Matthews said.

Massport spokesman Matt Brelis said he wasn’t sure who decided the fur ad couldn’t fly, but said he had no problem with the decision. “It doesn’t sound like an appropriate ad for the airport environment,” he said.

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24Nov/10Off

‘Cruelty Doesn’t Fly’


'Cruelty Doesn't Fly'—Learn More at PETA.org.

24Nov/10Off

Racy PETA ad grounded at Logan

By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson (Boston Herald)

A racy PETA web ad, featuring curvaceous animal crusader Pamela Anderson, crashed before takeoff at Logan yesterday when an ad rep for the airport’s free WiFi network told the animal-rights activists their sexy spoof wouldn’t fly.

Anderson, who has appeared in tons of PETA propaganda, plays a scantily clad TSA agent who strips passengers of leather, fur and other animal skins as they pass through her security checkpoint. Now considering the groping that goes on at Logan’s checkpoints on a day-to-day basis, this seems rather topical!

“They’re conservative by nature, and Pam Anderson grabbing a guy’s crotch, the naked people, etc. won’t fly,” David Blumenfeld, a JiWire ad rep who places the spots that run on the airport’s free WiFi, told PETA.

The quirky commercial, titled “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly,” also features comedians Steve-O, Andy Dick, Carol Leifer; a pair of nude models; and German punk icon Nina Hagen.

In it, Anderson first encounters Steve-O, who is stripped of his leather belt and sent through the body scanner in his underwear when his pants fall down. Hagen, who arrives with waaaaaay more than two pieces of carry-on luggage, is waved right through after Nina shows Pammie a patch that proclaims her leather-like jacket is “Fake For The Animals’ Sake.” Ditto for the nude models, who, of course, have no luggage. But Leifer, accompanied by Dick, who’s wearing an “I’m With Stupid” T-shirt, gets hauled away in handcuffs after she tries to parade past Pam in a fur coat and Ugg -ish boots!

“Given the groping that you see at security checkpoints — and the nudity that you see in body scans — we’re surprised that our lighthearted ad was deemed too risque,” said PETA veep Dan Mathews .

PETA had hoped to run the ad, which cost $50,000 to make, in Boston’s airport during the high-traffic holiday season. They are now looking to run it in other airports, Matthews said.

Massport spokesman Matt Brelis said he wasn’t sure who decided the fur ad couldn’t fly, but said he had no problem with the decision. “It doesn’t sound like an appropriate ad for the airport environment,” he said.

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20Aug/10Off

Fuss over my PETA ad was good for the cause: Anderson

(Indo Asian News Service)- Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is glad her racy PETA promo was banned in her native Canada as she feels the furore over the picture make headlines around the globe.

The advertisement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shows the former Baywatch babe wearing a bikini and sporting the words of butchers' cuts of meat printed all over her flesh.

"It was good for us actually. It was banned from the square, the Montreal downtown because it actually made worldwide news that way, so thanks Montreal. It was good because we just wanted to get the message out that we all have the same parts and that there are all different reasons to go vegetarian. Spread the word," dailystar.co.uk quoted her as saying.

Anderson went to Montreal last month to unveil the poster at Jacques-Cartier square, but city officials refused to allow the event to go ahead insisting the image was "sexist".

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13Aug/10Off

Profile on Pam and her work for PETA

Pamela Anderson, as told to Melissa Leong, Weekend Post

When I was little, I was always an activist. I used to roll nickels and quarters and pennies, whatever I had and give them to animal shelters. I did lemonade stands.

My dad wasn’t really a big hunter but we lived off venison and moose meat. I remember not liking the taste of it. In Ladysmith, B.C., it seemed to be part of the lifestyle. My dad didn’t like to hunt but he tells me now that it was something that everybody did.

One time, my dad told me, “Don’t go in the pump house.” So of course, the first thing that I did was gather my girlfriends and go straight for the pump house. I opened up the door and there was a dead deer hanging upside down with no head, dripping into a bucket of blood. I went into hysterics and I wouldn’t calm down until my dad convinced me that he would never ever hunt again, and his friends, too. That’s when I realized that I should speak my mind.

When I was on Baywatch, my first experience with any kind of notoriety, I would get a lot of questions about my boyfriend, my boobs, really ridiculous things. I thought, “I have a vehicle here that I can use for something really important.” I contacted PETA. I wrote them a handwritten note that said, “Please give me any information that I can talk about because I’m so sick of talking about myself.” They put me in their campaign: “I’d rather go naked than wear fur.” Dan Mathews [of PETA] and I became best friends. We’ve travelled all over the world together. We’ve changed animal welfare laws as far as Austria to Australia. I’ve worked with politicians, and to see the difference that we’ve made in the 17 years I’ve been working with them, it’s fuelled the fire. Just makes you want to do more and more.

I was in a butcher block ad that said, “All animals have the same parts.” [Montreal] looked at it [as sexist] because I was in a bikini. That was really funny because I know Montreal is known for its exotic dancing and Canada is known for its progressive attitude. I don’t know what the real issues were.

I wrote to the owner of the restaurant [where PETA launched the ad] to ask him to remove foie gras from the menu and he said “No, forget it.” They stick tubes down the goose’s neck and they force-feed them. It’s horrible. If people could see what animals go through before it gets to their plate with a flower on it, they wouldn’t eat it.

I just decided one day that I needed to do some one-on-one work. I wanted to work with the barn owls. I wanted to clean up the possums and feed the crows and really learn about the wildlife here. A lady came to the California Wildlife Center here in Malibu and she saw me scrubbing poop out of cages with my hair in a ponytail, getting soaking wet. She said, “I’m really proud of all of the work that you’ve done for animals but to see you here makes me even more proud.” I go weekly and I spend as many hours as I can there. It just feels good to do laundry, fold towels, make meals. I told Damien [Whitewood from Dancing with the Stars] that we have to go do an hour at the wildlife centre before we dance. He probably thought, “I can’t believe this. This is not what I pictured,” as he was scrubbing away.

I brought my kids up there. The world is a crazy place. We need to teach charity to our children. Dylan is 12 and Brandon is 14. I remember at career day, they would say my dad is a rock star and mommy rescues animals.

I feel that at this point in my career, I don’t want to do another television show. I don’t want to do a film. I’m really enjoying what I do now. I have two homes in Malibu, a home in Canada that I’m building, and I just love pouring my heart out into this part of my life. Being halfway through my life, I think we start feeling less invincible and we start thinking more about the important things. I’ve always been involved and now I feel like this is where I should be headed, more so than wearing bikinis.

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15Jul/10Off

Pamela Anderson’s Nearly Naked PETA Ad Banned in Canada


(US Magazine) Rejected!

Pamela Anderson flew to Montreal to unveil her newest vegetarian campaign for PETA Thursday, but Canadian officials denied a permit for the event at the last minute, claiming her nearly-nude ad is sexist.

Anderson, 43, poses in a bikini with her body marked off in "rump," "ribs" and "breast." The ad's logo reads, "All Animals Have the Same Parts."

"In a city that is known for its exotic dancing and for being progressive and edgy, how sad that a woman would be banned from using her own body in a political protest over the suffering of cows and chickens," Anderson said in a statement released to UsMagazine.com. "In some parts of the world, women are forced to cover their whole bodies with burqas -- is that next? I didn't think that Canada would be so puritanical."

A Montreal official explains the reason behind turning down the permit: "It is not so much controversial, as it goes against all principles public organisations are fighting for in the everlasting battle of equality between men and women."

Snipes PETA senior vice president Dan Mathews: "I think that city officials are confusing 'sexy' with 'sexist.'"

The ad launch party will be held in a restaurant instead of a public venue now. See the top 10 beach bodies.

This isn't Anderson's first PETA ad that has raised ire; in September 2009, the CNN Airport Network refused to air a video of her stripping to raise awareness for the animal-rights group.

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13Jul/10Off

Pamela Anderson’s New PETA Ad

Showing off her sexy curves for animal rights, Pamela Anderson is encouraging people to go vegetarian in a new ad for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organization (PETA).

In this ad, the blond babe poses in a bikini with her body tagged off into different cuts of meat. The message on the ad says “All animals have the same parts. Have a heart. Go vegetarian.”

Read more on PETA's website here.

4Mar/10Off

PETA supporters keep Pam ‘Dancing’

By Courtney Hazlett
The Scoop / msnbc.com

Pam Anderson might be fiercely competitive on “Dancing With the Stars,” but her dedication alone isn’t what kept her safe when Shannen Doherty went packing last week. Anderson has the help of a sizeable voting block: PETA supporters.

PETA publicized Anderson’s anti-bull-fighting-themed dance on its blogs and Twitter, then encouraged PETA members and supporters to help keep the actress on the show. According to a PETA spokesperson, “Pam's tireless work to expose cruelty in the meat and fur trades has created a very emotional bond with PETA's two million members and supporters who are thrilled to see her and vote for her on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ ”

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