Former Playboy bunny and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson once again pleaded to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to stop imports of seal pup fur from Canada, GZT.ru news portal reported on Thursday.
In her letter on June 2, Anderson, a spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization, urged the former Russian president to ban imports of Canadian baby seal fur and leather, as Russia remains one of the few consuming countries of these products, while the United States, Mexico and the European Union banned this practice.
"My friends at PETA and I were pleased to see a recent slideshow spotlighting your fondness for animals. Since you've already banned the slaughter of baby seals in Russia, I'm writing to ask that you also ban seal-pelt imports from my native Canada, where almost all seals who are killed are 3 months of age or younger," Anderson wrote to Putin.
The 42-year-old Hollywood celebrity wrote a similar letter to the Russian premier in April last year, but it remained unanswered.
In February 2009, Putin called hunting baby harp seals "a bloody industry" and ordered the country's Natural Resources Ministry to ban hunting baby harp seals up to one year old.
Commercial seal hunting is conducted in Namibia, Greenland, Finland and Sweden, while Canada remains home to the world's largest annual commercial seal hunt.
MOSCOW, June 3 (RIA Novosti)