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Pamela Anderson Slams ALS Association for Animal Testing

Pamela Anderson Slams ALS Association for Animal Testing

Pamela Anderson is slamming the ALS Association for funding animal testing and says that she will not be completing the Ice Bucket Challenge.

A whopping $41.8 million have been donated over the last month from the challenge compared to just $2.1 million in the same period last year.

“Sorry – I can’t bring myself to do your Ice bucket challenge. I enjoy a good dare- It’s always good to bring awareness – in fun, creative ways / I don’t want to take away from that,” the 47-year-old entertainer wrote on her Facebook account.

“I thought Instead / I’d challenge ALS to stop Animal testing /– Recent experiments funded by the ALS Association, mice had holes drilled into their skulls, were inflicted with crippling illnesses, and were forced to run on an inclined treadmill until they collapsed from exhaustion. Monkeys had chemicals injected into their brains and backs and were later killed and dissected,” Pamela added.

“What is the result of these experiments (other than a lot of suffering)? In the past decade, only about a dozen experimental ALS treatments have moved on to human trials after being shown to alleviate the disease in animals,” Pamela continued. “All but one of these treatments failed in humans—and the one that “passed” offers only marginal benefits to humans who suffer from ALS. This massive failure rate is typical for animal experiments, because even though animals feel pain and suffer like we do, their bodies often react completely differently to drugs and diseases. According to the FDA, 92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal trials fail during the human clinical trial phase.”

Click inside to read the rest of Pamela Anderson’s message…

“Sophisticated non-animal testing methods—including in vitro methods, advanced computer-modeling techniques, and studies with human volunteers, among others—have given us everything from the best life-saving HIV drugs to cloned human skin for burn victims. Trying to cure human diseases by relying on outdated and ineffective animal experiments isn’t only cruel—it’s a grave disservice to people who desperately need cures.

Please, help scientists make real progress toward treating and curing human diseases by visiting HumaneSeal.org to find and support charities that never harm animals and which pour their time and resources into advanced, promising, human-relevant cures.”

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  • troy

    And how does a W’h'ore like her know that information. By the way Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham are real snotty bi!ches for refusing the Ice bucket challenge.

  • LOL

    Bye Felicia

  • no chemical romance

    experimental human testing anyone? pamelaawww wants to do it? saving that rats and monkeys.

    sorry. :D

  • Nic

    This stupid cow.. Every FDA approved drug is tested first on animal (mice) before it’s tested in humans.. Doesn’t this diseased looking cow have hepetice C, I guess she doesn’t take any medication for it because oh know it’s tested on animals… And her Botox , hair dyes, self tanner, make up and probably those fake balloons she calls breasts were all tested in part on animals.

  • no chemical romance

    she might just unpack her titties and pour that ice water over it. stiff nipples and better looking for her for sure. :D

  • skyyyronnie

    AGREED 100% with Pam !!!!
    finally someone has looked into senseless ways this foundation carries on his practices and also if you look up their website and financials , sadly you will notice that more then half of dontions are spend on fundraisng, administration ect and very little for research ,,,, someone is living large from this moneys

  • me

    @troy:

    With so many actors etc doing the challenge why do you care if Angelina and Victoria Beckham do it? lol

    Victoria Beckham is on social media but she might not want to do it. She might just make a donation or not make a donation at all. Not everyone has to be or want to be a part of this.

    I find all of this kind of stupid.

    Angelina is not on social media. I doubt that she even heard of this. She is finishing editing Unbroken and leaving for Malta in the next days to start filming so i doubt she even has time.

    And she already gives and is a part of so many charity organizations. Let others do it.

  • George the Paki

    @skyyyronnie:

    You are a s!upid a’ss’hole like this hood rat and druggy still heroin addicted Agelina the fembot.

  • http://google Tom

    @Troy, actually neither women refused; Victoria is preparing, as she said when she joined her husband and son on their endeavor, and as for Angie she is on an Island filming. Give these ladies (mothers) time before being so nasty.

    Did you do the Ice Bucket Challenge or did you refuse or are you like me writing shit and responding to idiots.

  • Brett

    YES! AGREE!! Those who fly alone often have the strongest wings. I appreciate her saying this and making a different statement.

  • Being defender

    All of the comments are about her looks and sexuality, while in actuality her statements and facts should be the focus. People who attack other people for their looks make themselves sounds unintelligent and mean. Please think before you comment, so I don’t have to waste my time and energy defending something and someone so obviously accurate from people who are so obviously cruel.

  • Stop the suffering

    Wow thank you Pamela Anderson for informing us of the ANIMAL ABUSE . It took PA to drop knowledge on us all. People should’ve done their research before donating. We all want a cure but not at the expense of suffering lives. If humans want to sacrifice their lives go for it but not defensless animals.

  • Stop the suffering

    @troy: Brad Pitt was challenges by go pro has he done it? No he hasn’t and I doubt you think he’s a snooty b^tch, you would probably clean his a -hole with your tongue, nasty b^tch.

  • just_me

    @skyyyronnie:
    Wait till you or any of your close relatives have any kind of illness. Saddly all the treatments we use for any illness like cancer have been previously tested on anymals. I love animals, I respect them as they are living creatures with feelings, BUT we need these testings so we can overcome problems as terrifying and horrible like cancer or als.

    If you ever get sick with any mortal disease, what will you do? treat it with natural and no proved treatments or with real medicine? just think about it.

    I’m all in for vegetarian food and no animal testing in cosmetics, but this is a real problem.

  • Ava

    @ Being defender,.. What facts besides that she’s a hypocrite.. Did a goole search & she has never criticized drug makers of medication for Hep C , so if the drugs save her life doesn’t matter they’re tested on animals but for someone with ALS , they should just shut up and die a slow painful death… Because save the mice.

  • Kate

    @troy: Victoria Beckam just did it, so…

  • blah

    All drugs are tested on animals before they do human studies. they do this for every drug in every pharmacticual company. they have to make sure its safe before they are allowed to go on with human tests. they are not allowed to skip this process. (not in australia anyway)

    you have to be stupid to think some drugs are tested with out animals. these drugs save lives its unfortunate that the rats and mice need to be tested but it needs to be done.

  • koko

    They don’t have to test on animals or humans…they can do it on human cells, but it it’s more expensive than rats. I agree with Pamela.

  • essie

    @Nic: Your comment should be BOLDED. Pam thinks she’s so innocent.

  • Troy

    @Tom:

    And who are you exactly aside from being an a’ss’hole???
    Their PR, or just a s’tupid fan?
    or a gay man with nothing else to do?

  • koko

    @blah:

    No animal test is conclusive when it comes to safety of a drug!!!

    Check out how many people in India died after testing drugs that were safe for animals…than check the differences between a human organism and and a rat/mice organism.

  • Troy

    @Stop the suffering:

    YOU ARE A STU’PID IDIOT FOR DEFENDING THE S!UT? OR PERHAPS YOU ARE HER PR??? DON’T TAKE ON BLOGGERS IF THAT’S THE CASE!!!, AND YES SHE IS A B’TCH AND BRAD PIT IS HER PU’SSY BOY.

  • yes!

    You go Pam!!!!

  • Al Levibne

    C’mon Pam, ease up, mice, mice? People kill them everyday in traps and poison them. C’mon Pam show us those hard nipples.

  • Tsutey

    Agreed, intelligent and compassionate statement. It is possible to test without animals and one day it will be the norm but just like everything else there will be some people who are ahead of the game who will have stones thrown at them and Pamela is one of them. Making sexist, personal, unrelated comments simply shows the ignorance of the poster.

  • moi

    She takes medicine for her hepatitis c…wonder if that was tested on animals. If one of her children or close family was ill would she turn down the medicine to save their lives because it was tested on animals…i think not!

  • Lara

    Bunch of ignorants. Medications for humans SHOULD to be tested on humans, not animals. Period. Nothing justifies testing on animals. They are living creatures that are not made for us to test on, who also feel pain and have emotions. Yes, even rats. I don’t care about Pamela Anderson, but I do care about animals and anyone who injures them on purpose, even in the name of “science” should should suffer a painful death.

  • MICHELLE

    @Lara:

    HA HA HA HA HA

    YOU IGNORANT S L’UT!

  • Sammy

    @ koko.. O shut up.. Human cells.. ?. Unless they’re in a live body that breathing..ah your little made up solution& facts make as much sense as Pamela Anderson .

  • me

    The celebrity ice-bucket challenge leaves me cold
    It’s time we threw a bucket of cold water over the latest self-congratulatory celebrity fad, says Michael Hogan

    By Michael Hogan

    8:33AM BST 20 Aug 2014

    Everyone’s at it. Top pop has-been Britney Spears. Your annoying workmate on Twitter. Spoon-faced gazillionaire Mark Zuckerberg. That bloke you never see but can’t bring yourself to defriend on Facebook. Footballers. Actors. The wacky-but-lonely functioning alky down the local pub. The likes of Lena Dunham, Suki Waterhouse, Rita Ora, Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne, who are in the papers all the time but you’re not actually sure what they do. “It” is, of course, the Ice Bucket Challenge. And it’s become immensely irritating.

    The viral craze du jour is, ostensibly at least, to raise awareness for the neurodegenerative illness ALS (me neither, but more of that shortly). Over the past week, ice-bucketing has swept the internet like ebola in a branch of Liberian Fried Chicken. We’ve now passed Peak Ice-Bucket. It’s surely a matter of mere hours before Piers Morgan gets involved, the official sign that something’s truly over.

    The idea, if you’ve been fortunate enough to avoid it thus far, is to pour cold water, preferably containing ice cubes, over your head and post the video on social media. What fun! Such megalolz!! Epic ledgebantz!!! I’m sure this is exactly what Sir Tim Berners-Lee envisioned when he invented the worldwide web. Well, this and cute cat clips.

    Teeth still chattering, the moist japester then nominates someone else to do likewise within a specified time frame. If they don’t, they have to donate to an ALS charity (not Al’s Charity, that’s probably a tax dodge for someone called Al). So, er, the more people who take up the challenge, the fewer donations. Somewhat skewed logic, especially as it seems most Americans would rather get drenched than donate.
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    As an indication of how idiotic it all is, pop prat Justin Bieber filmed two attempts because (duh) he got it wrong the first time around. Then he nominated no less than Barack Obama. The President, what with still having a shred of dignity, declined but made a donation anyway. Go Potus and Biebs! You two should totally do a buddy cop film together! Called “Yes We Canada”!

    Thousands of slebs and civilians have been taking a cold shower to show how much they care about a disease most of them have never heard of. Well, here’s the science bit: ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the States or motor neurone disease here in the UK, where it affects around 5,000 people. Over time, the motor neurons in their brain and spinal cord degenerate and die, which severely limits muscle movement. Because there’s no cure, this eventually leads to full paralysis, respiratory failure and death. Only 20 per cent of sufferers survive five years or more. Not so gnarly now, is it?

    There’s also some debate about the fairness of Macmillan Cancer taking over the campaign here in the UK. Is this all for motor neurone disease or cancer support? Hey, who cares? Tom Hiddleston got wet!

    Naturally, not many Ice-Bucket Challengers – or the onlookers tweeting such pithy bon mots as “loooool, Joey Essex is deffo the best #icebucketchallenge vid so far!” – are bothered by such trifling matters. This has ceased to be about raising funds or awareness, and more about that even more virulent disease: celebrity self-promotion. One big showbiz backslapping session. Famous people cyber-high-fiving while the rest of us rubber-neck. It makes them look cool, caring and gets them out of proper charity obligations for a few weeks. Result.

    Obviously, the media has gone starry-eyed over the trend. Trouble is, most of the coverage is so busy gushing excitedly over celebrities in wet T-shirts/damp budgie-smugglers that the articles forget to say what ALS is, let alone its symptoms, why money is needed or how it will be used.

    The Ice-Bucket Challenge is charity as vanity. A chance to publicly flaunt your altruism, while showing off how hot you look soaking wet. It’s social media exhibitionism, more about attention-seeking than philanthropy. Narcissism dressed up as something noble. A smugly superior spin on the Neknomination phenomenon. Instead of actually doing something, you can pretend you are, then you needn’t think about it ever again – even if you really thought about it in the first place.

    Many participants are probably spending more on bagged ice and buckets than they’re donating to ALS causes. Anyway, does everyone who vows to donate end up actually doing so? Call me an stony-hearted cynic (the comments box below is handy for this) but I very much doubt it.

    It’s just the latest example of “slacktivism” (aka “clicktivism” or “hashtag activism”): online engagement in a cause that requires minimal time, effort or genuine involvement. Feelgood but ultimately shallow, these showboating videos already feel like an exercise in

  • Anne

    So if we’re not killing mice … I guess my apartment building should call off the exterminator and the mice / rats can run free in my building … Or in all those restaurants people eat at.. Oh and no meat on those menus, every have to become vegan…all those hamburger and chicken joints should close down.. And no more leather shoes, purses , furniture. Oh no medications for any illness or vaccines , can my dad still take his animal tested chemo drugs or should he just die… Cause we can’t be a bunch of f–king hypocrites and take empty self righteous stands on sh*t that doesn’t effect ours lives.

  • http://google Tom

    @Anne… You Tell Them….

  • D

    Mice… Is this ugly used up ho’ talking about the animals a just poisoned to death in my basement.. Cause she’s cry cry as she looks.

  • Agreed

    THANK YOU PAMELA

  • Miss X

    @Anne:

    LOL love your comment, so true.

  • Moi

    @Ann You go girl!

  • Logan

    I am an animal lover, but people come first. They aren’t testing on dogs and cats, but on vermin. I could care less about the feelings of mice and rats. Her priorities are seriously screwed up. This is bringing funds and much needed awareness to ALS, which is so important. The only thing I will say is that I hope most of the money goes to research. It’s sad that in the 70+ plus years since Lou Gehrig’s death, the prognosis and outcome of the disease is pretty much the same.

  • A

    @troy: Victoria Beckham did it, but there is no way humorless ice queen Angelina will do it. And no, you don’t have to be on social media to do it. I would like to see Leonardo DiCaprio do it.

  • ?

    The question if using animal testing found a cure and one of her sons got ALS would she tell her son not to use the cure?

  • Love The Shoes

    I’m not even concerned about her because I know as surely as the sun is in the sky and the earth is beneath her feet she’d not stand in the way of ANY studies if either of her sons were afflicted with an infirmity that would benefit from the testing. I find her arrogant and ignorant.

  • Loser

    @troy: It’s not top secret information…Duh. And FYI, Beckham did the challenge, moron.

  • “troy” – dumb name

    @Troy: YOU are the biggest A hole here, with your bad English and anger management issues. You are a LOSER.

  • Hypocrit

    Doesn’t Miss Anderson have Hepatitis C? Does she not accept the medication that was tested on animals for her to live a good life? Think about it.

  • Gretchen

    yet she openly supports PETA which is a problematic organization on it’s own

  • Anastsiya

    Yes, animal cruelty is wrong, but when you are trying to find a cure for a disease like ALS it is impossible to study drug effects without animal testing. Would you rather we stopped the animal testing, and instead just started testing on actual ALS patients? Or how about just not find a cure at all? Heck, why don’t we just stop finding cures for all diseases, because most involve animal testing. If you informed yourself and understood what ALS is, you would know that just testing cells in a petri dish could not help find a cure. Don’t come crying to your physician the day you or a loved one is diagnosed with a fast progressing incurable disease like ALS, Huntington’s, Multiple Sclerosis, etc. Remember it was you who protested against animal testing, slowing down the ability to find a cure.

  • UGHHH

    @Lara:And I can’t stand people who care about the well-being of animals more than they care about the well-being of humans(their own fellow species). God people like you are the absolute WORST,you will even be racist towards your fellow species,hurt them and cry more over the death of an animal than even the murder of a human. People like you should be among the first ones to die a painful death

  • UGHHH

    @D: There are people that care about insects as well and they don’t want them killed

  • UGHHH

    @Lara: And which human do you think would volunteer to be tested on? You don’t think that’s cruel to do that to a human? Or do you think that some humans are just expendable and not worthy of life

  • Camden

    Good for her for standing up for another worthwhile issue.

    There’s not point barracking for a particular campaign for the sake of another.

  • Jules

    Maybe Als can afford to research more on humans now.

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