Russia president Vladimir Putin has received an urgent request from Pamela Anderson. She would like to meet, perhaps for lunch or dinner.
And of course, because this is Critter Files, you know it has something to do with critters.
Anderson, the Canadian native, and noted animal lover, has spoken up publicly before about why she is such an activist and her fight against animal fur as a fashion statement.
Anderson wants to talk to Putin about environmental issues and wildlife and animals.
Here’s her letter:
The Pamela Anderson Foundation
To the Russian Embassy,
I am writing you today with an urgent request.
With the greatest respect for the President and the government of Russia I would like to humbly ask for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin or with Sergei Donskoi, the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment for the Russian Federation.
I would love to have the opportunity to meet and to discuss how, on behalf of my Foundation, I can forge a constructive relationship with the Russian government over issues related to wildlife, animals and the environment.
I do have a voice in the international community and I would like to use my voice, as humble as it is, to help make this world a better place for all living things.
The Russian Federation has great influence and I’ve seen how decisions by Russia can have a positive and beneficial impact on the environment and the welfare of animals. Russia was very instrumental in helping to remove the demand for seal pelts from Canada, where so many seal pups are slaughtered each year.
Because of Russia’s intervention on behalf of the seals, I have come to appreciate just how effective Russia can be in addressing these issues that I am so very concerned with.
I would like to be able to work in cooperation with the voices of compassion in Russia and thus I am hopeful that you can grant me an audience with the President or the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment.
I think there is much that we can do together to make this a better world for all our children tomorrow.
In pursuing this idea I would like to come to Moscow by myself to meet with President Putin and/or with Minister Donskoi. Perhaps a dinner or a lunch meeting would be nice, and it would give me the opportunity to become acquainted with the details of Russia’s commitment to protecting the environment and the diversity of wildlife.
I look forward to your reply.