Pamela Anderson is lending her voice to a cause close to her heart. The animal activist joined David Suzuki at a press conference on Monday (Jul. 18) where she urged citizens of British Columbia not to eat farmed salmon.
Addressing the media and crowds that gathered in Vancouver, the mother of two said, "The bottom line is that fish farms in the oceans are polluting the oceans. Please take this into your own hands and simply say no to farmed salmon."
The event was organized by the Sea Shepherd Society, a controversial marine conservation organization that plans to stay in the area to conduct field research on a virus found in both farmed and wild salmon.
Pamela also recorded a PSA for the campaign, further urging consumers to think twice before buying farmed salmon.
The actress has been a vocal supporter of animal rights and welfare for many years and has used her celebrity platform to bring awarneess to causes she believes in.
In March, the former Baywatch star wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in which she urged him to withdraw federal aid from the country’s controversial seal hunt and invited the government official to meet with her to discuss the important issue in a more formal setting.
“I urge you to usher in a new era of fiscal responsibility and kindness by ending federal subsidies of the commercial seal slaughter,” wrote the 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.”