by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Fashion.


Pamela Anderson is coming to grips once again with a piece of her past that now disgusts her. As she told fans on her website, “I’m getting rid of our Uggs – I feel so guilty for that craze being started around Baywatch days. I used to wear them with my red swimsuit to keep warm – never realizing that they were skin! I thought they were shaved kindly?

“People like to tell me all the time that I started that trend – yikes! Well let’s start a new one – don’t buy Uggs. Buy Stella McCartney or juicy boots. I’m looking for alternatives myself for my boys and the men in my life. I’m designing some right now for my family and will try and have some available on my website soon.”

So, will we soon be seeing a new fashion line of animal-friendly boots from Ms. Anderson? One person in particular who would be happy to see hats added to that list is James Cromwell. One of the stars of the Oscar-nominated, The Queen, Cromwell is coming out against the current British Queen, Elizabeth II, for the use of bear fur in the hats of Her Majesty’s Guards.

He’s already several letters into his campaign but has received no response from the monarch. As Cromwell writes on PETA,

“As long as the MoD continues to purchase bear skins, bears will continue to be ruthlessly slaughtered. Considering that the vast majority of people in Britain are vehemently opposed to fur, the Palace Guards’ hats can be redesigned to reflect the values of the public. With so many beautiful synthetic options now available, it would be easy for the MoD to maintain the traditions of the Royal Guards without sacrificing the lives of Canadian bears.” You can view Cromwell’s full letter here. Let’s hope the Queen reads her mail.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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