The Honorable Bariša Čolak - Speaker of the House of Peoples - Bosnia and Herzegovina's

The Pamela Anderson Foundation

May 26, 2017

The Honorable Bariša Čolak

Speaker of the House of Peoples

Dear Mr. Čolak,

I applaud Bosnia and Herzegovina's decision to ban fur farming. But I was shocked and disappointed to learn that the deadline for the ban may be extended by another 10 years, following an urgent procedural vote by the House of Representatives. Animals suffer terribly on fur farms. On behalf of kind people everywhere, I urge you and the other members of the House of Peoples to stay committed to ending fur farming by 2018.

PETA investigations have revealed that chinchillas and minks on fur farms — animals currently being raised and killed in Bosnia and Herzegovina — are often confined to filthy, cramped cages and may suffer from open, festering wounds before they're killed by means of electrocution or gassing. Fur farmers have already had nine long years to make the transition out of this cruel trade, and any further delays will tarnish our country's international reputation.

As an honorary director of PETA who has dedicated most of my life to helping animals suffering in the fur industry, I am proud of every country that decides to ban fur farming. I would be thrilled if Bosnia and Herzegovina joined Austria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, the U.K., and other nations in taking a stand against cruelty by abolishing all fur farms.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Kind regards,

Pamela Anderson

Global Gift Gala - Philanthropist Award Speech

Thank you Eva Longoria-Baston ,
Thank you Maria Bravo and
Thank you Global Gift Gala
for giving so much -
to so many great activists
and movements.

Thank you for being part of what I like to call The Sensual Revolution.

Activism is Sexy.
Empathy is romantic,
and we could always use more romance.
Finding our purpose
is a romantic struggle.

I am a 'sexy' Activist full time.
And have lately been described 
As a 'Bizarre political poet' which I take as a compliment.
 I never intended for my writing to be poetic
but the causes I speak of, are.
I write from the
top of my head and rarely edit.
It is the way I write
It is a flow -
I ramble
Like warm water running
over me -
I feel the heat from the roots of my hair till my  
ribs ache.
-Then it comes

I don't think I could survive
if I didn't express myself this way-
I'd like to say this
Is Hot flashes?
But -
I've been having these intense
feelings
and physical reactions to them
since I was little.

Trying to communicate
my passions,
my concerns - for Animals initially,
that has bled into so many other concerns.

I never wanted to be an actress.
That was a fluke.

I wanted to do what I'm doing now.

That was just the way here.

All the shenanigans may have paid off.

I appreciate that I have a wild and diverse audience -
I have a voice that reaches people in funny places.

I like to make the best it

I've been known to give lengthy speeches
about maintaining the biodiversity of the ocean.
or the harm that
not being vegan does to the environment. Or how meat makes you impotent. (It does)

I've spoken at universities
about sexual abuse,
domestic abuse -
And
the importance of finding love
and happiness -
remaining human
and hopeful
despite the ugly unfairness
in the world.

It is a practice

We must engage in the world
to live a full
and blissful life.

What is our small yet
important role in the big picture.?

I really don't know where I'm going - every day is a mystery
So-
I know I'm on the right track.

I started as an animal activist -
which led me to
understand the grave reality and dangers of man made climate change and war/
creating the refugee crisis we see today.
The possibility of Nuclear war Is real -and we must hold our governments responsible
and demand transparency -
We must not blame the messenger.
We should thank them -

I'm fortunate to have been
surrounded by artists and activists
who
like Vivienne Westwood
and Julian Assange -
are brilliant -
and care more about the world
than their own personal gains -
or comforts-

The goal is
To free the world by educating it.

They advise me, and teach me -

They tell me to keep going-
be brave -
to keep doing
what I do every day.

I write,
I visit refugee camps,
I volunteer at wildlife centers.
Animal shelters,
and sanctuaries.

Artists are the freedom
fighters of the world.

My foundation gives small
encouraging amounts
to people on the ground.
On the front lines - (nothing at PAF goes to administration)
I personally fund my foundations administrative needs.

I'm
Also
The Chair of the Board of Directors of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.  
I'm on the board of PETA ,
I'm on the Russian council of IFAW. (I speak at the Kremlin yearly) no that does not make me 'a hostile non state intelligence agency'.

I won't be bullied -

Or -

feel the need to play a role other than myself -
with all my flaws
and pre conceptions-

You could literally-
be a child victim of sexual abuse - transform that pain
and empower yourself
by something as silly as being a playboy
playmate -
marry a rockstar -
live out loud -
and still be a fantastic mom
 and activist.
unorthodox, but true.

So-

I have an idea -
I have been thinking -
How do I create an army of 'me's
out there -
wanting to fuel the world
by transforming their pain
into loving actions.
How do I support even
more relentless, and creative me's -
Smarter,
more talented me's
with stronger skill sets-
I realize that I'm not only
in a position to help vulnerable people and animals-
but,
I'm also dedicated to supporting tough and educated Trail Blazers
who are changing the world for good.
Risking their lives, and
liberty for all of us.

It is inspiring  
to see people set out on their cause and achieve great things-
but then it is disheartening to see that as time goes by -
and funds dwindle -
they remain passionate
but become exhausted -
and bit by bit -
I have seen some great activists leave the industry.
The industry of change.
The industry that is there to make our life, our world,
and our future
a better place.

And
so I would like to mention here the idea that I am currently putting into motion.
'Activist TENURE'
The idea of giving Activists tenure.
Sustaining them,
Enabling them in their activism
by taking away the pressures of simple survival.

Granting them tenure,
similar to what happens in academic tenure.

Giving 10 activists a year -
an annual salary for 10 years to remain relentless to their cause rather
then them wasting their time looking for funding
or working a menial job to feed their family-  

We have a diverse board that includes Julian Assange, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Watson and others. We would have to come to
100 percent agreement on nominations.

Investing in PEOPLE
in a way that creates the possibility for them to become career activists.

If we never back down.  

We can make the
world a better place-

A safer place for every one.
Not just the 'chosen' few.

Stay tuned.

There will be an auction later this evening .
My foundation will benefit from the opportunity to go on the global gift gala Sardinia trip - Global Gift graciously offered
50 % to PAF that I will give directly to Tenure. -
the seed money to birth a much needed movement.
Please give generously -

It is a positively radical movement that will be funded mostly by artists, or people that want to kick it up a notch.

We won't let you down.

*Let me add
how happy I am that
Chelsea Manning will be FREE tomorrow -
A true, and gentle hero.

Thank you

Pamela

 

Buffalo Zine

I love the interview Re Centrepoint for homeless youth
That's most important -
But
I'd like to clarify the slightly misleading introduction; It's old news
But since you mentioned
the 'sex tape' It was not 'leaked'. It was a bunch of home movies that were stolen during construction on our house. (along with a huge safe). and then the dirty thieves spliced together any film of us partly naked to make a 'sex tape'. We never 'made' a 'sex tape' 
And-
I have never been 'bankrupt' (But - did get a bit behind on my taxes years back. I was not happy about contributing to the funding of wars. 
Never the less-
It's since been resolved.

It's all behind me. 
Oh-
And
My Trailer in Malibu was on a popular surf break and for the boys. 
It was our guest house
for friends and
family visiting. 
We no longer have it. 
My priorities
have evolved. 
I'm in no way down and out- 
Maybe you were trying to drum up false sympathy for me? 
A bit strange considering the seriousness of the subject matter. 
There are homeless youth that really need our help. 
This was the purpose of our collaboration. 
Please
Next time just ask... Thanks


Samia Meah: What made you, a Hollywood icon, so interested in young people in London?

Pamela Anderson: As soon as I found out about Centrepoint through a friend I wanted to help. I have two boys who are young adults now - Dylan is 19, and Brandon is 20 - so I worry about young people, and it’s already challenging to make good choices even under the best circumstances. I left home very young, when I was 16, I was a waitress and I worked with my mum. My Dad wanted me to pay rent when I got my first job, so I left home. I look back now and see that it really taught me something, but it was hard. In the moment I was very hurt and angry, I felt abandoned and afraid, and I blamed my parents for everything that went wrong. We all do it at that age. But it made me responsible for my life early - I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t go through those challenging times. I have created my life on my own terms. I envisioned where I am today 20 years ago. And 20 years before that I knew I had to be brave to pave a new way, to do something different to everyone I knew. To be brave enough to take opportunities that i had never seen before. When I started doing this, my life changed - if I could teach young people in tough circumstance one thing it would be this. First you must believe in yourself, especially when you feel nobody else does. And, if you do happen to find yourself in a position to help others, you have to take on that responsibility. That is when you truly feel successful. We hear so much about struggling actresses trying to make their way, stories about being exploited on the casting couch and working dead-end jobs to put food in your stomach. I remember a time I couldn’t afford groceries - I worked as a waitress, so that saved me. Once I got to Los Angeles , I did pretty well. It was still a hustle, and hard work, but I got by. I had a lot of support by this time - I was 22 and ready for the world. I heard your ambitions are to become a photographer or filmmaker - what would be your ultimate career goal?

Samia: I’m a millennial and I don’t feel I have to choose just one. I’m passionate about social justice, mental health, women’s rights and equal opportunities. I am also a very creative person and a storyteller. Ideally I’d like to combine all my passions and create projects to raise awareness about these issues, or help the cause I care about by working creatively for relevant charities and organizations. There’s a lot of preconceived ideas about homelessness, that it’s just people sleeping on the street. You’ve gone from pin-up to political activist. How do you think we can change the image of homelessness?

Pamela: I understand, thankfully there are resources like Centrepoint and their counselors. At some point we look back at our lives and see the blessings, especially the ones in disguise. They make us stronger. We get to forgive, and those are the moments we are most human. It set us free. Do you have ideas about how we can change the public perception of homelessness?

Samia: We need to continue to talk about it openly on a public platform. It would help if more notable, successful people spoke about their personal experiences with homelessness. This helps remove the taboo and moves the conversation forward. As someone who’s spent her life in front of the camera, what advice would you give for someone starting out as a photographer or filmmaker?

Pamela: Art is subjective. It takes sacrifice. Art is born out of pain and passion. I believe I am an artist. I created this life from scratch, from nothing, so it can be done. Believe in yourself, but also be humble, and just keep creating. Did you ever find it difficult to believe in yourself when times were tough, and how did you counter those doubts?

Samia: Yes all the time. People often see me as high achiever, a go getter, a very social and talkative person. But what they don’t see is my internal monologue. Creating a positive life after experiencing homelessness is very difficult because you don’t have a support network. It’s a very far distance that you have to pull yourself up from and sometimes it’s difficult to carry the weight. Luckily, somehow, I’ve always had a dream of being strong, independent career woman and this picture in my head helps me move forward.

Tori Taiwo: Has there been a time in your life that you were scared to do something, Pamela? How did you overcome your fear and make it work in your favour?

Pamela: That’s a good question. Because every time I overcame an obstacle, it was like a spring board. It sent me further than I could ever dream. It takes faith and perseverance. You soon see that’s what we are all doing. Fear is just an obstacle, created by our imagination, our circumstances, our belief system - someone may have implanted a fear in you as a child, or a partner, a parent. It can be anyone. To break through and learn your healthy limits is key. Because sometimes we can feel comfortably uncomfortable. If it’s all we know. We need to learn a new way. I think that’s the hardest part. We manifest what we think - words are powerful. It’s a life-long practice. Or - we don’t know what hard is, and then when we see it, it takes its toll. We need to all learn the tools we need to get through difficult times. Life is not easy. I feel very blessed that I had a difficult beginning - I can get through a lot more, I can survive. I see so many “successful”,”wealthy” young people suffer - lonely, depressed, addicted. What advice would you offer a young person who has been forced to live on the streets?

Tori: I have not been in the situation personally of sleeping on the streets but to anyone forced to leave their home situation, I would say reach out to someone you can trust. That might not be a family member, as I know from experience your family may be the reason you have to leave. Reach out to a teacher, friends, parents - someone you trust and can confide in. If that is not an option, contact places like Centrepoint or even go to the police station. They have details of relevant safe emergency places you can contact. It can seem hopeless but there are places and people that will be willing to help you. What would you say to someone wanting to work in the entertainment industry?

Pamela: If it is your passion, then enjoy it. Enjoy the process and who knows where it will take you. Just make daily choices that head in that direction and you will get there. There will always be temptations, choices. Stay on track as much as you can. Unfortunately, we usually learn later in life that the straight and narrow is the quickest way. I’ve had times of living far from that, but maybe that was my path. I never knew what I wanted to be - I still don’t. I only knew that i wanted to be in a position to help people, and here I am. I see you’re interested in acting - what kind of films do you like? Whose career would you like to model yours on, and why?

Tori: I am actually a qualified drama tutor although my interest now do lie in photography. My favorite genre of film is romance, and if I were to pursue a career in acting and modeling, it would be that of someone like Viola Davis, because of the sheer brilliance and authenticity she brings to any role she has. She always plays highly respected or wise characters and does them with such strength and elegance. What are your top tips for someone trying to get into the industry of acting and modelling?

Pamela: Oh boy. It has to be calling. It takes confidence and some luck. I think it is tough to pursue, but if you want to be great actor you should study. Read, go to museums, fill your soul. Live as an artist. Every day. What does the word family mean to you? Is it your biological family you choose? Or even a bit of both?

Tori: Family to me are people you can trust and depend on, even when you think you don’t need them, they know you’re in need and will be there without hesitation. That can be biological or not. A lot of my family I have no relation to at all, and they couldn’t be any more my family than my actual mother and father. Family to me has little to do with biology and everything to do with heart and soul. What is your happiest memory?

Pamela: Being in love. My children have given me the happiest memories. They write me a letter at Christmas every year, and I cry every time. It’s impossible to be a ‘perfect’ parent - life is imperfect. It’s the toughest job in the world, the most challenging. So when your kids tell you that they love you, it means so much. Ilyasah, did you notice a difference in the way people treated you when you were homeless and now that you’ve got a steady job and greater prospects?How would you advise someone to treat homeless people in a dignified way?

Ilyasah Ricketts: I noticed a difference in the way people treated me from being homeless, or even knowing that I was homeless, to how I’m living now. I understand that people automatically judge when they first see homeless people, but I think we all should try not to judge, we don’t know what they might be going through, or their story. Instead of just assuming they put themselves in that situation somehow, we should be more aware that it can just be a hard time that someone is going through and generally, they need help. We read the story about a homeless fan living in your house, how did you rise above that and continue to support the cause?

Pamela: I think that was my fault - I had befriended some of the homeless people in my community, and would sit and talk with them, buy them coffee, and it became know that I would do that. I also lived on the beach. I never locked my doors, and things would go missing. Then one day I found a girl in my guest room wearing my Baywatch swimsuit. Lucky no one was hurt and she got the help she needed. How do you feel about London? If you had the opportunity to move somewhere else where would it be?

Ilyasah: I have a weird relationship with London, I love it because it’s my home but I hate the rain and cold! I wouldn’t move and live anywhere else permanently but I will be traveling around the world. You spend a lot of time in London, what makes it your second home?

Pamela: I love London. I rented my house out at the beach and have been traveling around Europe. I set my life up so it would look this way - I worked very hard to build my home, so that I could rent it out and live on that income. It allows me to work full time for the causes I believe in. That was my goal before I turned 50, and it has happened just this year. Right on schedule. My boys are both independently studying and working, and they come to Europe for work sometimes, so we see each other then. It’s painful to let go as a parent, but it’s also the best gift we can give our kids - freedom. There is no easy way to get out of the way and let their adult lives begin. I’ve just stayed extremely busy. It’s also heart breaking and can be misinterpreted - I miss my kids, but I know they are OK, and they are better off not being micro-managed by me. I’m really good at that, it’s the survivor in me. They will survive and thrive, and I wish every young person the same.

Fuck Authority- Be Human-

The Calais warehouse was buzzing for hours if not days after Zu and I visited.
I've received a sweet thank you note from the staff at refugee-kitchen
for coming out,
A morale booster that was well needed
as fatigue (after the camp burning down, and the hours the volunteers have been puting in)
had well and truly set in-
It was so nice to see all
smiles again.

The food we brought has all been used up.
The peppers went into a salad with some pears and hazelnuts,
and the eggplant they turned into a favorite curry Brinjal Bhaji.

If you've not tried it before
here's a recipe,
totally vegan,
and totally delicious: www.food.com/recipe/brinjal-eggplant-curry-239485

I keep in touch with
Tom - the head chef.
He is there on the ground.

Don't let anyone tell you the situation is stable, or over-

The situation remains very up and down,
They are bracing themselves as the camp in Paris got shut down a few days ago,
so
they are expecting numbers to jump up again,
and with the weather warming up they will start to see an influx of people crossing
the Mediterranean sea
and heading their way.
They have an amazing dedicated team that will make sure the work gets done.
They are angels.
There are at least 200 unaccompanied minors sleeping in forests, parks and fields, in and around Calais.

There are spaces for only 65 children in the state-run children's centre in the area.

You only have to stop to talk with any one of these kids as they wait in line to collect a pair of fresh socks (there are no laundry facilities available and no Mum or Dad to wash their clothes) for a couple of minutes to grasp four things about them:
1. They truly are children and they are lost
2. They speak English - that's why they are braving such horrendous living conditions in the hope of coming to the UK. Many have family members in the UK and / or they learnt English at school
3. They want to study and live normal lives.
4. They have no faith in the French system due to being exposed to police violence and threats from fascist groups.

Volunteers from Help Refugees and their partner organisations do their best to ensure they have basic needs met which is to say clean, dry, warm clothes, dry bedding and food. But for the children this isn't enough. They need consistency, structure, daily support and love in a holistic but very real sense. In a practical sense they need legal advice and support, medical support, activities to keep their minds and bodies occupied and to a certain extent distracted from what is otherwise an incredibly hard existence. They also need schooling. They need mobile phones, phone credit, battery packs (no plugs available if you have no home!) and access to the internet so that they can keep in touch with their families and so that they are contactable in case of emergency or progress with legal cases. These children are as young as 12. And it's not just boys. There are at least 30 young women living in the area, equally in need of support and guidance and more vulnerable.

There are currently an estimated 95,000 unaccompanied refugee children living in Europe so in May 2016 Help Refugees worked with Lord Alf Dubs to pass the Dubs amendment to the immigration act in the UK. This amendment was supposed to protect the most vulnerable refugee children living not only in Calais but across Europe, bringing them to safety in the UK. At that time there were 1000 unaccompanied minors living in the camp in Calais. Until September 2016 not one single child had been brought to safety via the Dubs amendment which lead Help Refugees to take legal action against the home office who pledged to bring only 350 children to safety. They have since increased this number to 480. A very small number in the context of the 95,000. We can only hope that the Home Office will agree reopen this scheme, due to close in May and that they work to allow children with family members in the UK to be quickly reunited with them. We are talking about children who have fled war, persecution, loss of families and forced military conscription in dictatorships. They just want some education, normality and a warm bed to sleep in.

Here's what you can do right now to help.
Please donate funds to help the team providing support and services to unaccompanied children: www.mydonate.bt.com/events/mobileyouthcentre
Physical donations. The most needed items are: Warm blankets, Sleeping bags, Size 41, 42, 43 trainers, Small and medium size tracksuit bottoms and jeans, small and medium sized sweaters. To find out how you can donate these items and for a list of all the items needed email: calaisdonations@gmail.com
If you're a UK resident write to your MP about reopening the Dubs amendment and about speeding up family reunification. Let them know you care about the fate of unaccompanied child refugees living precariously across Europe and that you believe that the UK should be doing more to help. Check out this site to find out how: www.writetothem.com

They hope to
have the mobile youth help center up and running soon. They need more donations.

www.refugeeyouthservice.net

Response to Vanity Fair Italy

www.vanityfair.it/people/mondo/2017/05/10/pamela-anderson-julian-assange-amore-foto-gossip-notizie-intervista

Poor Carla Bardelli (she keeps trying to fix her mistakes in article)

She is confused.

So let me explain -

The Calais and Dunkirk refugee camps burnt down.
We went to help refugees that were displaced by the fire.

As for Julian-
I know you are curious. But best to
Follow his social media for updates -
twitter.com/JulianAssange  twitter.com/wikileaks

UN has twice ruled his detention unlawful and he has never been charged -
He has already been found to be innocent and the matter was previously closed in 2010 only to be re opened in a highly politicized context.

I'm not here to discuss Julian.
But we both have similar feelings regarding his refugee status. He may be the most famous politicized refugee of our time. But many refugees need our help - closing doors is not the answer.

The funds raised this night will help to purchase a youth outreach vehicle - for refugee assistance -

I have been in Calais a few times.
This time I brought my Dog from LA.  
His name is Zu (zoubisoubisou)
He is a service dog full of love and brought smiles to many refugees.

I noticed many of the young men different shoes on each foot or no shoes at all and am hoping to join with an athletic brand to donate soccer balls and shoes on my next visit.

 

 

We have more than - A ''Romantic Life"

photo by David LaChapelle

photo by David LaChapelle

I'd rather
dampen any romance rumours -
Lessen it's gravitas -
I'm already at
a disadvantage - (perception)

It's a distraction.
when so much is at stake.

I know I can be quite effective in this debate.

As a victim of sexual assault
I have authority to speak
on the matter.

Not as Julian's 'romantic interest'
but as someone with experience
and perspective -

and seeing -

the injustice of people
turning a serious political struggle
into a discussion
on male privilege.

I don't think Wikileaks is sexist,
I think it is intellectually elitist.

And,
I have to say it a lot of this
'feminist' discussion is intellectually retarded.

"Risk"
the documentary is problematic -

If you take away the sexist angle and reframe it as power dynamics,
Let's examine Laura's relative role to the organisations and her subjects. Her wealth.
Her oscar.
Julian's role relative to others in the organisation in terms of freedom and exposure to political persecution.
The narrow lens Laura has picked has been to please a narrow constituency.

Oh,
the trappings.

Sad -

The wrong Wikileaks and Assange will suffer from the flaws,
the avantgardiste acceptance of a penetration of their intimacy none of their adversaries accept,
will be nothing in the long term compared to the destructions inflicted by secrecy and it's upholding by the powerful.
As a man making history,
Julian has accepted to confront himself to the judgment of others.
He has done it in accordance to his principles and will remain faithful to them, however painful and unfair it might be.
There will be a time in which Ms Poitras will realize how much wrong she has inflicted,
and how biased her approach has been to this asymmetric access to an intimacy others,
including Snowden,
have refused to expose in faith.
Her exploitation of this access and the judgmental lines that she ended drawing from it are both logic and sad for her.
Instead of realizing her chance,
trying to understand, she started judging those who had had the courage to expose themselves.
In spite of courage and humanity, bitterness and willingness to conform herself.
Fear.
Fear of the judgment of others.
Of what would have been said if she hadn't distinguished herself. Maintained,
over solidarity and values,
her singularity.
Existed in the eyes of the other. Betrayal.
To survive at all costs.
Including dignity,
truthfulness, and the lives of others. Good luck Laura.
Good luck in your loneliness.
It is an epidemic
Even more so
In your opportunistic institution

You let us down..
.
Pamela

FIGHT "FAKE FOOD", NOT "FAKE NEWS”

FIGHT "FAKE FOOD", NOT "FAKE NEWS” by Pamela Anderson

In the run up to elections this year, several states -
Germany,
France,
the UK,
 just to name few -
said they were going to fight "fake
news" problem.

Disinformation and "fake news" (whatever it means) are certainly
problems in political processes,
but "fake foods" is much more serious matter.

In France,
I’m impressed politicians like Mr Melenchon are Vegetarian,
and Mr Macron wants to ensure organic food in schools -

Food is on the brain-

The politics of food in capitalism,
neoliberal society,
and cruelty against animals-
also food production,
state responsibility re lives of people,
and the environment.

I often think, about how many people are reluctant to consider veganism.

This is because they feel veganism is people telling them what they
can and cannot do.

This is because -
in the world we live in -
vegan food is often seen
as impractical and expensive -
or only for the privileged few.

This is because veganism seems to be about consumer choices.

Veganism is more than a consumer choice!

Veganism is a political choice!

Veganism is political!
(and sexy, and improves sex drive).

Yes, vegans want to stop animal suffering,
but not just that.

Many people who are are reluctant to consider veganism are actually
natural vegans, but they do not know it.

They do not realize that veganism is part of a larger way of life.

Part of a larger movement to reform not just the way we treat animals,
but the way we treat the world we live on and each other.

Vegans understand that the meat industry is one part of a bigger
system - the fake food industry.

Ending the meat industry is part of a larger effort -
to end the fake food industry.

Vegans understand that when animals are industrially farmed,
mistreated and slaughtered,
it is not just the animals that are
harmed.

Animals are harmed.

The environment is harmed.

The developing world is harmed.

Our health is harmed.

Society is harmed.
And the economy is harmed.

Animals are harmed,
because feeding a huge number of people meat means
animals must be produced like products.
Whole species are turned into
production lines.
Animals live their whole lives just being grown to
become food.
They endure lives of cruelty,
and then they are
slaughtered.
This is wrong.

The environment is harmed,
because to produce meat you need to feed
the animals that will become the meat.
Huge amounts of grain is
produced just to feed the animals that are being produced to create
meat.
There isn't enough land to grow all that grain,
so the
rainforests are cut down just to make room to grow the grain.
 And this
harms the planet.

The developing world is harmed,
because most of the meat that is
consumed is consumed in the developed world.
This means that a huge
amount of agricultural food that could go to the world's poor is
instead used to feed animals that will become meat for the rich parts
of the world.
That food could instead be used to feed the world.

Our health is harmed,
because meat simply isn't good for us.
Human
beings are able to digest meat,
but they are not supposed to eat meat
in huge quantities every day.
It is not healthy.
Even so,
meat is
produced and offered as food,
and people eat it.
Research shows that
meat causes cancer.
This harms our health.

Society is harmed
because the fake food industry creates fake food which is sold cheaply to poorer people,
and communities
in the inner city.
The price of vegan food
is driven up
by the fake food industry,
so that healthy food
is unaffordable and unavailable,
and the only food they can buy is fake food and cheap meat
that makes them sick.
So this creates food inequality.

The economy is harmed,
because people who work need to be well fed to
work well.
When a society doesn't feed working people properly,
they
cannot work as well as they would,
and this is a drain on the economy.
If people were fed better,
the economy would be in a better state!

So I say,
 veganism is about more than choosing not to eat animal
products.
Veganism is bigger than that.
Veganism is about saving
animals,
saving ourselves,
saving our societies and saving our planet!

If people were fed better,
the economy would be in a better state!

This is why we should demand that all politicians embrace political and
programmic veganism as a crucial part of their election pledges.

This is what political veganisms is about:

It is about about productive,
equal societies where everyone has a
chance at health and longevity.
It is about removing fake food from our supermarket shelves,
so that
what we eat won't make us sick.
It is about making good vegan foods cheaper and putting them on the
shelves in poorer communities,
because everyone deserves to eat well.
It is about reducing the strain on our health services,
because
healthy people don't need to go to hospital.
It is about investing in our economy by feeding working people
properly,
so that they can go to work and keep our economy strong.
It is about the future.

Paraphrasing Eugene V Debs,
this is what POLITICAL VEGANISM DEMANDS:

The earth for all people.
THIS IS THE DEMAND.

Care for other species,
our companions on this planet,
 and stopping
the cruelty and slaughter.
THIS IS THE DEMAND

Save the rainforest,
the lungs of our Earth.
THIS IS THE DEMAND

Prevent the destruction and desecration of our planet and our natural
environment,
where we and our descendants must live.
THIS IS THE DEMAND

Do not waste huge quantities of food just to produce meat,
which is
cruel to animals,
 and bad for humans.
THIS IS THE DEMAND

Feed all of the world equally -
not starving one half to feed the other.
THIS IS THE DEMAND

Love,
Pamela

#fakefoods

I Like How You Resist Me

I may have some advice for Trump and May on special relationships-

based on my own special relationship with Julian Assange

Regarding Free Speech and Democracy. 

France can join in as a threesome.

A fast approaching UK election, 

heated up US threats, 

and the French - makes this the opportune time to discuss politics romantically. 

It is a romantic struggle 

Things that the USA and UK bring to the relationship are Bad secrecy laws. Keeping Julian illegally detained. Hating transparency and Bombing countries.

It is dysfunctional and unequal, this relationship to date. 

I wish to help them to improve it,

and make it work. 

And, bring sexy back.

Just as a dysfunctional lover-

The USA has been spying on UK(reading emails and listening to calls).

All this, that the USA does is as a freakish lover or stalker would. 

My recommendations are;

Keep things separate as in a good relationship: 

The UK should have an independent foreign policy not based on a special relationship-

so, 

the UK and USA relationship would be based on a fundamental reconfiguration of domestic politics, and their relationship with the rest of the world.

They then should disarm and withdraw their troops from Afghanistan and other overseas military engagements, and pursue a peaceful and cooperative diplomatic relationship with other countries.

Create a bilateral extradition treaty between them, it should at least appear as if it is between two equal westphalian state entities, rather than between a lord and vassal (or dominant and submissive partner).

It is completely disproportionate and has asymmetrical evidentiary standards.

If disarming and withdrawing from Afghanistan seems too 'out there'.

Another dynamic approach is to

encourage other countries to reduce their quantise of arms: "If you will, I will". 

Or: 

Agree with other countries to stop arming and destabilising the Middle East. 

War is a racket. 

Subordinating safety and human rights to the profit motives of arms exporters is not strong, or sexy.

Other relationship issues to work on jointly: 

Openness and honesty are a must in any relationship. 

So, need to get rid of approaching everything with secrecy and cover up. 

Stop abusing espionage and secrecy laws. 

Can't stop? 

Then get rid of them -

and replace them with laws 

that can't be abused.

Stop shouting and punishing people who offer them help (as if a couple would turn against a relationship counsellor?) - Julian is trying to help. 

And, if their relationship is improved, they can expand it. Diplomatic relations with other countries should be in the spirit of mutual respect

Not haughty superiority. 

Such as we saw in the threats to invade the embassy in violation of the Vienna convention. Or the refusal to comply with the UN ruling.  A healthy relationship is reciprocal and has a single standard for behaviour.

Not a double standard, 

where Britain gets to call out other countries for defying UN findings- but blow them off when they are against the UK. 

I can't help but think romantically. 

That is where my compass lays. In love and compassion. 

To apply common sense relationship advice might be the key. 

We must not forget how to make love... 

But, war.

No more war! 

And no walls! (around countries or embassies).

I will stay relentlessly engaged.

Like it or not,

Pamela