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Why Pamela Anderson pleaded with Maharashtra MLA

Pamela Anderson, who's revealed that she is "in tears", has written a letter to politician Vinay Kore, a member of the legislative assembly of the Indian state of Maharashtra, requesting him to ask for...

entertainment Updated: Aug 10, 2012 16:47 IST
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Pamela Anderson has revealed that she is "in tears" over Sunder, an abused baby elephant, which has been chained up at a temple.



The former Baywatch beauty wrote a letter to politician Vinay Kore, a member of the legislative assembly of the Indian state of Maharashtra, to ask for the elephant to be removed from Jyotiba Temple in the Maharashtra district of Kolhapur and sent to a sanctuary in order to spare him further suffering, after suffering cuts and injuries at the hands of his handler.


Pamela Anderson


In the note, sent via People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, she writes, "I am in tears over the plight of the little elephant, Sunder, who you so kindly gave to Jyotiba Temple with the best of intentions... He is the age of one of my sons, and as sensitive as anyone's child. Sunder must be rescued without delay. May everyone, including me, count on you, please, to save this youngster?"

The mother-of-two is the latest star to join former Beatle Paul McCartney in the campaign, who sent an urgent appeal to Forest Minister Dr Patangrao Shripatrao Kadam to help free Sunder from his chains.

The actress' letter came after PETA's discovery that Sunder was abused by his handler, who jabbed him in the right eye with an ankus (a sharp, hooked metal weapon), confined him to chains with sharp spikes and kept him alone inside a dark shed.

The shackled elephant, Sunder

Pamela turns celibate

Bizarre as it may sound, Pamela Anderson has decided to go off men for a while.



"I've sworn off men until November... (And I will) rehearse a lot more and try to stay out of trouble because I'm a self-sabotager," thesun.co.uk quoted Anderson as saying.

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First Published: Aug 10, 2012 16:08 IST