Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Pammie's dog fight

25/07/2006 1:30:00 PM

'Barb Wire' actress Pamela Anderson - an ardent animal rights campaigner - has slammed the greyhound industry over their "cruel" treatment of dogs.

Pamela Anderson
(BANG) - Pamela Anderson wants to save greyhounds from the "cruel" world of racing.

The former 'Baywatch' star, an ardent animal rights campaigner, has hit out at the industry over their barbaric treatment of the dogs.

In a furious rant on her official website, Pammie attacks both breeders and trainers for making greyhounds' lives a misery.

She angrily writes: "I can't believe I still read about such ignorant blatant cruelty. Thousands of greyhounds are killed each year as the declining dog-racing industry struggles to stay alive. Some puppies are killed in the name of 'selective breeding' before they ever touch a racetrack. Dogs who do qualify to become racers typically live in cages, are kept muzzled by their trainers at all times and are forced to race in extreme conditions - ranging from subzero temperatures to sweltering heat of more than 100°F.

"Most dogs who slow down and become unprofitable are either killed immediately or sold to research laboratories."

Pammie, an active member of animal rights group PETA, urges people to log onto website www.helpinganimals.com to learn more about the plight of the dogs.

The blonde actress also pleads with other animal lovers to save a retired greyhound from certain death by adopting one.

She adds: "If you can offer a greyhound a good home, the Greyhound Protection League (www.greyhounds.org) organizes adoption programmes throughout the United States."

Pammie recently posed almost completely nude in the shop window of fashion designer Stella McCartney's London store as part of an anti-fur protest.
(C) BANG Media International


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