Actress Pamela Anderson sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which she appealed to him to consider backing a law to ban the fur trade in Israel.
Anderson, 46, who is active on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, told Netanyahu how pleased she was to learn, during her recent visit to Israel, of a bill to prohibit the sale of fur products, the Calcalist business daily reported on Thursday.
The former Baywatch star asked the prime minister to do anything he can to see the law pass. Anderson noted that fur sales are already banned in California and that if a similar law were introduced in Israel the country would become an example of compassion for the whole world.
Earlier this month Anderson visited Israel on a honeymoon after remarrying Rick Salomon. Anderson wrote to Netanyahu about how much she enjoyed her trip, which was centered on the Dead Sea area, and expressed an interest in meeting the prime minister face to face.
The bill banning fur is sponsored by MKS Ruth Calderon (Yesh Atid) and Nitzan Horovitz (Meretz) and includes a provision for ultra-Orthodox Jews who wear fur-lined hats as part of their traditional garb.