Pamela Anderson went Saturday night to a charity gala held at the Casino Barrière in Sainte-Maxime. She gave a speech in which she evoked the suffering of the animals imprisoned at the Marineland of Antibes. An activist for the long-standing animal cause and fervent sympathizer of PETA, the actress called the park to transfer her killer whales to coastal marine sanctuaries. Please find below an extract from her speech:
"France can be proud of many things, but the Marineland of Antibes, the largest water park in Europe, is not one of them. [...] Orcs are extremely intelligent and sociable beings, who suffer enormously physically and mentally in captivity. I call Marineland to release these animals immediately in coastal marine sanctuaries. In the meantime, we can all act by refusing to go to these animal prisons because we can easily entertain ourselves without financing the abuse and exploitation of sentient beings."
The actress also recalls that orcs confined in Marineland's tiny concrete ponds are forced to perform numbers for food and are deprived of everything important and natural to them. Most die prematurely because of the loneliness and stress associated with their living conditions. Because of the floods that hit southern France in October 2015, orcs were forced to swim in mud ponds for days, causing health problems, including the orc Valentin died.
PETA - whose motto is that "animals do not belong to us and we do not have to use them for our entertainment" - is actively campaigning for the park to release its captive animals. Last week PETA United States also became a shareholder of Parques Reunidos, the parent company of the park, in order to be able to challenge the managers at the annual meetings.