Pamela Anderson Refuses To Do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Over Animal Testing Issue

Why Did Pammie Refuse To Do The Ice Bucket Challenge?

Pamela Anderson has publicly refused to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, over the ALS Association’s animal testing as part of their research.

So far, the craze has seen a host of big name stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and David Beckham being doused in ice cold water, all in the name of raising awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known in the UK as Motor Neurone Disease.

Pamela Anderson

However, the former ‘Baywatch’ actress and animal rights activist has now hit out at the craze, saying she wouldn’t be taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge because of the ALS Association’s use of animal testing.

Writing on her Facebook page, Pamela said: “I can’t bring myself to do your Ice bucket challenge.

“I enjoy a good dare - it’s always good to bring awareness - in fun, creative ways I don’t want to take away from that, but it had me thinking.

“Digging a bit deeper I found that we may not be aligned in our messages. So… I thought instead, I’d challenge ALS to stop animal testing.”

Pamela's message to the ALS Association

She also posted a picture on her page, holding a piece of paper with ‘Stop Animal Testing’ written on it in black ink.

Pamela is a vegan and a vocal member of animal rights’ defence organisation, PETA, having stripped off for photo-shoots to promote the group’s causes on a number of occasions.

Since the Ice Bucket Challenge took off, it’s now raised $32 million (over £19,000,000) to help fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Check out which celebrities have taken part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challlenge - including Susanna Reid, Justin Bieber and Simon Cowell - by clicking here.


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