by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Jamie Bamber, who played Lee “Apollo” Adama in Battlestar Galactica, is appearing in a new ad campaign for PETA decrying black bears killed for their fur for the Queen’s Guards’ ceremonial caps. “I initially decided to do the PETA ad because a great friend of mine in L.A., Lucy Davis, had just done a similar ad, and I love Lucy and it was a cause I didn’t know about – I’ll be honest,” he said. “So as soon as Lucy opened my eyes, I was thrilled to join her and do my bit.

“The obvious alternative is to make caps out of faux fur. You know, use synthetic materials to avoid killing a beautiful animal. They’re not to keep warm. It’s not particularly freezing outside Buckingham Palace. You could wear something else. And you could certainly wear faux fur.”

To read Jaime’s full interview, jump here.

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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  • VeggieTart

    Oh, my, thank you, PETA for using a nice male body to spread the anti-fur message.

  • Alyson

    Michael! Battlestar still has 4 more episodes before it’s over! Don’t use the past tense until it’s really gone…yeah, I’m a geek. And Apollo is an awesome character. Now I like him even more…

  • Emily

    Thank you.

  • herwin

    so when peta uses a female they are a bunch of sexists, but now its a cute male so its a big “thank you” from the females here..
    i get it..(supressed laughter)

  • Nadia

    Holy frak! Is that Apollo’s real hair color??