J/P Haitian Relief Organization
Partners In Health
American Liver Foundation
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Viva Glam V, Campaign 2 & 3
Pamela Anderson spends much of her time working with organizations and charities to support the numerous causes she believes in. Since becoming a vegetarian in her early teens, she has become a powerful advocate for animal rights.
Anderson has never been one to be described as shy, and she embraced this quality when she became an active member of the animal protection organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. Pamela has famously been against the use of fur and in 1999 after a successful campaign, she received the first Linda McCartney Memorial Award for animal rights protectors. Then in 2003, she stripped down for another PETA campaign entitled, “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.” Pamela, together with PETA, has proved to be a force to be reckoned with against the abuse of animals.
In 2001, Pamela campaigned against Kentucky Fried Chicken alongside PETA by releasing a letter and video about KFC’s uncivilized treatment of chickens. She publicly made many attempts to stop KFC from treating their animals so cruelly and in 2006 Pamela refused to attend the Kentucky Derby because it was a supporter of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Later that same year, before the PETA Humanitarian Awards, Pamela posed nude with other protesters in a window display at the Stella McCartney boutique in London, England. The protest served well and because of Pamela’s efforts, the event raised a large amount of money for PETA.
In December 2009, Pamela was part of another advertising campaign with PETA in Canada, entitled “Save the Seals.”Anderson made many attempts in Canada to rally and unite people about the horror of the Canadian Seal Hunt and she continued to urge them to help stop “Canada’s annual seal slaughter.”
Pamela has worked with PETA to help put an end to animal testing. Although animals are still tested on by many different companies, due to Pamela’s hard work, she has made a difference in the fight. The fruit-juice maker POM reacted to Pamela’s PETA campaign by no longer testing on animals. Her 2010 PETA advertisement made headlines around the globe. In it, Anderson sports her sexy bikini body that’s sectioned off into different cuts of meat.
In addition to being an advocate for animal rights, Anderson was a spokesmodel for MAC Cosmetic’s MAC AIDS Fund. Pamela raised money during events in Toronto, Tokyo, Dublin and Athens, all for which helped people who are affected by AIDS and HIV. Pamela also became the spokesperson for the American Liver Foundation and has been a large part of fundraisers for the cause.
Anderson combines everything she learns with everything she does. Discovering new causes all the time, she brings awareness and finds ways to help.