Anderson Celebrating Russia’s Ban On Canadian Seal Fur

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December 20, 2011 | 2:25pm EST

Actress and animal rights campaigner Pamela Anderson is celebrating after Russian officials bowed to international pressure to ban the import of seal fur from the star’s native Canada.
The former Baywatch beauty has been a leading voice in the battle to stop the slaying of baby harp seals for their furs, and she has been writing letters to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin urging the politician to take action and follow authorities in the US and Europe to outlaw the import of Canadian seal pelts.

And Anderson’s work with activists from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) paid off on Tuesday when Russian Federation officials announced they will be enforcing the ban.

Hailing the news in a post on, Anderson writes, “WE WON!!! Russia Bans Canadian Seal Fur!!! thank you for all your support!!!”

French actress Brigitte Bardot, pop star Ke$ha and Sir Paul McCartney have also been actively campaigning for the cause.