British Columbia-born bombshell Pamela Anderson went from the waves of "Baywatch" to making some waves of her own in the world of animal activism. The famous PETA member has been a longtime enemy of Canada's seal hunt, but she recently spoke up against a lesser-known animal sport: pigeon racing.
Yesterday, Anderson told Twitter all about the practice of pigeon racing by linking to an undercover investigation PETA conducted over 15 months across five states.
"Each year, tens of thousands of pigeons are torn from their mates and babies, packed tightly into crates," Anderson tweeted, quoting from the PETA investigation.
Besides enduring stress and cramped cages, many birds are also injected with performance-enhancing drugs because of the high-stakes gambling involved.
Often referred to as "rats with wings" -- sentiments echoed by a few of Anderson's followers on Twitter -- pigeons don't have the "cute" factor that baby seals do. Nevertheless, Anderson doesn't discriminate in the animal kingdom, having previously campaigned against fur for fashion, Pom juice for its animal testing, the Kentucky Derby, and the KFC fast-food franchise.
Canadians aren't always the most outspoken, but we're proud that Anderson isn't afraid to share her opinions with the world.
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