Pamela Anderson calls on Justin Trudeau to cut funding for seal hunt

Animal advocate Pamela Anderson has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to withdraw federal aid from the country’s controversial seal hunt. In a letter addressed to His Excellency, the actress invites the government official to meet with her to discuss the important issue in a more official setting.

Pamela shared the letter on her foundation's website.

After congratulating him on his successful election bid, the 48-year-old Vancouver native shifts her attention to a “dying industry” which she believes “has sullied Canada at home and abroad for years.” “I urge you to usher in a new era of fiscal responsibility and kindness by ending federal subsidies of the commercial seal slaughter,” writes the former Baywatch star, adding that the off-season trade “makes up less than 1 per cent of Newfoundland's economy.” Pamela believes that the money allocated for the seal hunt could be better spent, “promoting businesses with a brighter future that would help the world see Canada as a sophisticated, enlightened country.”

The actress at an anti-seal hunt rally in 2007. Photo: Getty Images

As PETA’s honorary director, Pamela has dedicated much of her time and fame to protecting animals worldwide. Her latest plea to end the seal hunt comes on the heels of a new beauty collection she launched in collaboration with celebrity makeup artist Alexis Vogel. The limited edition Pamela’s Bombshell Collection features 100 per cent vegan and animal cruelty free products. She also just released Pammies, a line of UGG-inspired footwear made entirely of animal and environmentally friendly materials.

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