Actor Calls On President to Follow in France’s Footsteps and Ban the Importation of Elephants From Zimbabwe
For Immediate Release:
7 April 2015
Dubai – With dozens of fragile baby elephants held captive in Zimbabwe and set to be sold to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China, Pamela Anderson sent an urgent letter on PETA’s behalf this morning asking His Highness Sheikh Khalifa to stop the elephants’ importation into the UAE.
As Anderson – an honorary director of PETA US, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” – notes in her letter, the UAE would be in good company: France recently cancelled its plans to buy and import up to 20 elephants who were captured in Zimbabwe.
“As a mother, I have been deeply upset by the heartbreaking news about the 80 or so baby elephants who were torn away from their families, many even witnessing their own family’s gruesome slaughter”, writes Anderson. “Please prioritize the welfare of these helpless baby elephants by banning their importation into your country …. Every compassionate soul around the globe will appreciate your kind-hearted decision.”