Thursday 16 August 2018

Pamela Anderson tells Varadkar to 'pull up his stylish socks' and ban fur farming in Ireland

Pamela Anderson has penned a letter to Leo Varadkar urging him to end fur farming in Ireland
Pamela Anderson has penned a letter to Leo Varadkar urging him to end fur farming in Ireland

Sasha Brady

Pamela Anderson has urged Leo Varadkar to "pull up his stylish socks" and ban fur farming in Ireland.

In a letter to the Taoiseach, on behalf of PETA, the actress and animal rights' activist praised Ireland's recent decision to ban wild-animal circuses.

Anderson, who is an Honorary Director of PETA, said she was "thrilled" to hear the news, having previously penned a letter to Enda Kenny saying she would "raise a glass of Guinness" with him when wild-animal circus acts were banned in Ireland.

In her letter to Varadkar, the former Baywatch star said that she would love to see "the next victory for animals: an end to fur farming".

Mink
Mink

There are currently three farms across in operation across the country.

The controversial farms house thousands of minks who sit in cages waiting to be "harvested" for their fur in November.

In her letter, Anderson said: "I admired your strength in promising, at this year's Dublin LGBTQ Pride, to be 'the voice for toleration, respect and equality' - and wish you'd extend this compassion to all living beings.

"I can't think of anyone more capable of creating history once again than you, Ireland's youngest and first openly gay prime minister."

Referencing the Taoiseach's penchant for novelty socks, she added: "Please, would you pull up those stylish socks of yours and announce a ban on fur farming in Ireland? I greatly look forward to clinking glasses with you when that happens."

Read more: Wild animals to be officially banned in circuses from January

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Iverk Show Chairman Robert Dowley compare socks during the Taoiseach's visit to the Piltown venue. Picture: Pat Moore
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Iverk Show Chairman Robert Dowley compare socks during the Taoiseach's visit to the Piltown venue. Picture: Pat Moore

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