Pamela Anderson Shows Off Her Body for PETA -- Again

Posted on October 26, 2010, 6:56 PM

The former Baywatch girl turns herself into a piece of meat for PETA

Pamela Anderson Shows Off Her Body for PETA -- Again

As People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hits 30, it's unlikely the animal advocates group--which once portrayed the fur-donning Olsen twins as animal slaughterers in a video game--ever thought that they would be associated with sex appeal à la Pamela Anderson. In case, you might be wondering how sexy going meatless is to the 'Babewatch' girl, check out PETA's latest ad campaign, which features the 43-year-old buxom blonde clad only in a purple string bikini and her body parts divvied up.

The ad shows a done-up, hair-tussled Anderson in a very pin-up girl pose, that is, until you catch the black ink etched across her body. Not to be confused with a new tat, the ink suggest a butcher's diagram with her body parts labeled as "leg" and "ribs" to larger (er, meatier) portions like "breast" and "rump." A caption reads "All Animals Have the Same Parts," inferring that humans and animals are made of identical parts, so, as PETA says, why not pledge and go veg?

Despite a grand opening for the ad in London this week, Anderson's parts were not as welcomed in her home country. Montreal banned the ad for being too "sexist." Anderson had no sympathy for her fellow Canucks and chastised them for censorship.

"In a city that is known for its exotic dancing and for being progressive and edgy, how sad that a woman would be banned from using her own body in a political protest over the suffering of cows and chickens," she tweeted. "In some parts of the world, women are forced to cover their whole bodies with burqas -- is that next? I didn't think that Canada would be so puritanical."

While this is making news, what's not new is Anderson's long-time reputation as a voluptuous veggie (she's been one since her teens). Besides offering her "talents" to ads, she's campaigned against seal hunting in Canada and stood strong during PETA's fight against Kentucky Fried Chicken, saying "What KFC does to 750 million chickens each year is not civilized or acceptable." She also received the first Linda McCartney Memorial Award for animal rights protectors for her campaign efforts. And hat tip for her recent adoption of two dogs from a New Orleans shelter.

If a PETA-ized Anderson is not your thing, catch her in January's issue of Playboy, her 13th debut.

What are your thoughts about the ad? Does it portray women as just a piece of meat? Is that the point?

-- Sarah McClure

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