June 2, 2010
Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia
Dear Prime Minister Putin,
My friends at PETA and I were pleased to see a recent slideshow spotlighting your fondness for animals. Since you've already banned the slaughter of baby seals in Russia, I'm writing to ask that you also ban seal-pelt imports from my native Canada, where almost all seals who are killed are 3 months of age or younger. Such a ban would embrace a worldwide trend—the U.S., the European Union, and Mexico have banned seal imports, and world leaders such as U.S. President Barack Obama and His Holiness The Dalai Lama have spoken up for seals. PETA gathered more than 50,000 signatures on a petition, which I delivered in Canada earlier this year, calling for an end to the annual seal massacre.
I look forward to hearing from you. I can be reached at XXXXXXXXXX.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
Sincerely, Pamela Anderson