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.’ ”