Pamela Anderson joined the Sea Shepherd Legal board in late 2016. She has dedicated her time and resources to human and animal rights, and environmental protection, and she has bravely fought alongside Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and in defense of ocean species on the frontlines. In the summer of 2014, Pamela traveled to the Faroe Islands to publicly speak about the mass slaughter of pilot whales known as the “grindadráp” or “grind,” and asked Denmark to end its support of this brutal practice. In 2006, the compassionate Canadian native spoke up against the Canadian seal slaughter at the Juno Awards, sparking the strongest protests ever against the barbaric culling. Pamela personally asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action to stop an illegal shipment of endangered whale meat from Iceland to Japan, and accepted an invitation from Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi to address the East Russian Economic Forum on matters of wildlife protection on behalf of her charitable Pamela Anderson Foundation.
Pamela has justly received many awards and honors, including the Mercy for Animals Sam Simon Award for being a defender of animal rights, and in 2014 was named Grand Dame of Montenegro in recognition of her animal activism. She is also the recipient of the Linda McCartney Memorial Award, presented to her by Sir Paul McCartney, to recognize her dedicated work as a staunch defender of animal rights. Her own charity, the Pamela Anderson Foundation, provides support and funding directly to those organizations on the frontlines protecting and defending the rights of the planet and all those who call it home.