Pamela Anderson joins Sea Shepherd's campaign against the slaughter of whales in the Faroe Islands
by Lauren Corona
Categories: Animals, Causes, Vegan
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Pamela Anderson might be best known for her “Baywatch” role or her glamor modeling career, but she’s also a vegan and animal rights advocate who works with organizations such as PETA.

Now this awesome activist has teamed up with Sea Shepherd to try to bring an end to a brutal practice known as the “grindadrap” (or simply “grind,”) where hundreds of pilot whales and other cetaceans are slaughtered each year during their annual migration.

The aim of Sea Shepherd’s Operation GrindStop is to stop the cruel grind – which takes place primarily between June and October when pilot whales tend to pass by the Faroe islands while moving north to find more food. Many of these whales have calves in tow, as females give birth in warmer equatorial waters.

At a press conference held on August 1st, Anderson said, “It is now time to end this archaic abomination called the Grind. I support Sea Shepherd’s efforts to end this cruel and ruthless massacre of defenseless whales and dolphins who are highly intelligent and so much like us. They have families like we do, they love them and care for them like we do, they have their own language and individual names for one another like we do, and a very complex social structure like we do.”

She insisted, “It is important to understand we are NOT AGAINST the Faroese. WE ARE FOR the whales and dolphins… The killing is a stain on this pristine country which no longer needs the meat of these animals to survive. When we know better, we do better.”

Check out a video below of the Sea Shepherd escorting yesterday (Aug 4th) a pod of whales away from the Faroe Island shores.

Photo Credit: Phil Stafford / Shutterstock.com

About Lauren Corona

Lauren Corona is a freelance writer from Oxford, UK. She has an obsession with creating tasty cruelty-free recipes, so when she's not hanging out with her dog, Nola, Lauren runs vegan food blog In Rad Taste and co-writes the cook zine Veganslime. As a lover of all animals great and small, she earned her stripes writing about pets and wildlife for such websites as The Daily Puppy and PawNation. You can find out more about Lauren's freelance writing here or say 'hi' to her on Twitter: @lozbearwrites

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  • JR Johnson

    While Pamela Denise Anderson’s views against whale hunting is right, I believe that we do not need celebrities telling us what they think as we can make our own views. We must end whale hunting but Pamela Denise Anderson’s boobs are fake with her breast implants.

    I’m a vegetarian but I could never be vegan as I like milk and eggs. I have no problem with food hunting as long as the animal is swiftly and humanely killed for food and as long as there is no poaching. If an animal is suffering or is diseased, then no problem with humanely killing it. I am against sports hunting. So hunting for food provided it is humanely and swiftly killed is fine but poaching is wrong.

    • john

      If we didn’t have celebrities bringing attention to things like this most people wouldn’t know the horror thats taking place out of sight from the rest of the world… It seems you have a problem with her, just like you said you don’t need to hear what they have to say and nobody is saying you have to hear it, than don’t listen, Do you know how much attention she is bringing to this cause alone, so she is saving whales like you said you wanted to have done… Her breast have nothing to do with this so why make a comment like that. It seems like your hating on her for no reason what’s so ever… Not healthy to hate…
      You say you’re a vegetarian but don’t have a problem with killing an animal for food, Hmm im not sure how that works out for you…

      • JR Johnson

        John, the problem with using celebrities is that they end up hurting a cause. Whether I agree (as I agree with Pamela Denise Anderson on protecting whales) or differ with them, most people do not care what a celebrity says & there are many people who dismiss celebrity views because they think the celebrity is arrogant who thinks that because they are famous, they know it all. As known, Hollywood endorses political candidates, but people vote on who they think is right, not because of celebrity views.

        With Pamela Denise Anderson-she has breast implants and in past she was a drug junky and drunkard. It is not hate to tell truth that many people are not going to care what Pamela D. Anderson says. There are many who will say things such as ‘that fake breasted celebrity who has had her issues in past with drugs’ though Pamela Denise Anderson is right in protecting whales and speaking against whale hunting. If you want to educate against whale hunting, then have a marine biologist speak, not a celebrity.

        Finally John, I believe that it is consistent to be a vegetarian, support animal welfare, but also to have no problem with food hunting as long as hunted animal is swiftly killed. I support harshly punishing those who abuse their pets, such as I believe in harshly punishing those who take part in dog fighting. I am against poaching & believe in punishing poachers. While I would be happy if all were vegetarian, I do not go to the extreme that P.E.T.A. does. I do not pass judgment on people who eat meat, have friends who eat meat and have hunted. I have no problem with food hunting as long as the animal is swiftly and humanely killed for food and as long as there is no poaching. If an animal is suffering or is diseased, then no problem with humanely killing it. I am against sports hunting. So hunting for food provided it is humanely and swiftly killed is fine but poaching is wrong. If people want to fish, hunt pheasant, deer, ducks or rabbit for food, then that is fine as long as it is a swift kill and there no poaching. I think that my view does not contradict animal welfare.

  • Siraganda

    Wow – Pam, this great soul is really doing so much for the animals! I just hope that people follow this great example she is giving to everyone of us! Considering her immense present I don’t think of her as a celebrity, but an upright, courageous person who has exactly the same right to help wherever this help is needed – and the most vulnerable are the helpless and innocent animals all over the world! Thank you Pam – you are my hero!