You know her, you love her.Â Pamela Anderson, animal rights activist & J Lo basher, is boycotting the Kentucky Derby for all time.Â The 38-year-old actress states that her opposition to animal cruelty in all its forms means she can never go back to the famed race horse race.Â
“It makes me want to avoid Kentucky altogether, which is sad because there are so many great people there,” theÂ Baywatch babe said in a statement released TuesdayÂ by PETA.Â Anderson, a PETA member, has been involved in anti-fur ads and aÂ campaign to raise awareness of what she calls abuse of chickens in processing plants that supply Louisville-based KFC.
NowÂ did you know there is a bustÂ ofÂ Colonel Sanders himself located at the KentuckyÂ State Capitol?Â Yep,Â last month Pamela requested to have it permanently removed.Â KentuckyÂ governor ErnieÂ Fletcher denied this request stating that the Colonel is a state icon; while KFC called Anderson’s attack a misguided publicity slut,Â I mean stunt.Â
Anderson went on to say, “Like most people, I don’t want to support cruelty to animals, whether it’s forcing horses to race for our amusement or scalding chickens alive for our plate.Â We have to be more evolved than this.”
A spokesman for the Kentucky Derby said he regrets that she will not be coming back to the big race and would certainly welcome her back somewhere down the road.Â
The Kentucky Derby is held annualy at Churchill Downs in Louisville, this year falling on May 6.