Last night the vegetarian and animal rights advocate posted a message on her Facebook:
“Yes- I’m doing Dancing with the Stars-I’m going to work really hard- I’m excited to learn, and I adore my partner…I’m a lucky girl …..”
PETA’s BFF has been busy working to fight animal abuse worldwide, recently drawing a crowd outside of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada office in Vancouver. Anderson dropped off a letter appealing to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to put an end to the seal slaughter which is set to begin next month. Her letter was accompanied by a petition containing more than 50,000 signatures of people who want the massacre stopped permanently.
And earlier last month, the bombshell penned a letter to the President of Chile urging the country to ban the use of animals in circuses. She wrote, “I am visiting your beautiful country and was excited to learn from my friends at PETA that Chile just passed a national animal welfare law and that your neighbor Bolivia recently enacted a ban on the use of animals in circuses. Would you consider strengthening Chile’s new animal welfare law by establishing a ban similar to Bolivia’s?”
DWTS has been trying to land Pam Anderson since Season 1. Executive producer Conrad Green says, “She’s one of the most iconic women, but she’s rather shy. The big issue was, ‘Do I want to put myself out there?’”
The show is hoping that Anderson’s presence, along with her castmates, will increase viewership. Last season DWTS averaged 18.2 million viewers – a 13% drop from the prior season.
Pamela Anderson is joined by Aiden Turner, Buzz Aldrin, Chad Ochocinco, Erin Andrews, Evan Lysacek, Jake Pavelka, Kate Gosselin, Nicole Scherzinger, Niecy Nash, and Shannen Doherty. Dance partners will be announced sometime today on the DWTS website. The season premiere will air on March 22.