Pamela Anderson is one of the world’s most famous vegans, and in a new essay for The Guardian the renowned animal-rights activist explains how and why she came to her beliefs.
As the B.C. native reveals, all it took for her to give up eating meat was the childhood image of a headless deer hanging outside her home, dripping blood after one of her father’s hunting expeditions.
“I cried for days,” writes the former “Baywatch” star. “It wasn’t hard for me to give up something so cruel. I got my father to stop hunting, too.”
The self-described “naughty vegan” also takes credit for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kim Kardashian and First Lady Melania Trump deciding to stop wearing fur.
“Today I wouldn’t wear fur, and I don’t want to glamorize it by wearing faux, but it’s still better than wearing someone’s else’s skin,” she writes. “I sent faux fur coats to Melania Trump and Kim Kardashian, and both have sworn off fur since.”
Meanwhile, Anderson realizes that not everyone is willing to become a vegan or vegetarian, but explains that there are small things that can be done without going all-in.
“Stella McCartney and Paul and Linda created Meatless Mondays, so even if you don’t eat meat on Mondays, you are still doing something good,” she adds. “If you’re Canadian, like me, and grew up in the coastal areas, sometimes you think if you’re vegetarian, you can still eat fish.”