News

Actress Pamela Anderson Protests Ice Bucket Challenge

The former Baywatch star says the organization behind the now-viral campaign supports animal testing.

It would seem that a charity campaign to raise awareness for a debilitating disease would be free of controversy, but the recent Ice Bucket Challenge has been anything but. Actress Pamela Anderson—a spokesperson for PETA—has come out against the now-viral campaign, in which people dare one another to throw a bucket of ice water over another person in order to bring attention to Lou Gehrig's disease (also known as ALS). In just one month, the challenge has raised more than $79 million, but Anderson and others are claiming that the ALS Association funds animal testing and should not be supported. "Mice had holes drilled into their skulls, were inflicted with crippling illnesses, and were forced to run on an inclined treadmill until they collapsed from exhaustion," said the former Baywatch star in a statement on her Facebook page, which received nearly 100,000 "likes" by her social media fans.

More News

Waka Flocka Flame Responds to Questions on Veganism

Rapper participated in Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" series to answer questions about his decision to go vegan.
Read More »

The Walking Dead’s “Magic” Tiger Earns Vegan Award

Upcoming seventh season of today's most-watched TV show employs futuristic technology to bring Shiva the tiger to life, eschewing exploitative use of live animals.
Read More »

“Mark It Vegan” Campaign Seeks Clear Product Labeling

Animal Aid wants UK supermarkets to put a “suitable for vegans” logo or symbol on their animal-free foods.
Read More »

Vegan Restaurant Opens in Former Real Food Daily Space

Los Angeles continues to welcome new plant-based options with newly opened Erven in Santa Monica.
Read More »

Vegan Art Exhibition Showing at London Gallery

Kabaret@Karamel’s “ANIMUS” features works by internationally celebrated vegan visual artists.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »