The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the hottest trends on social media, but Pamela Anderson does not want to participate. The former “Baywatch” star refused to contribute to the charity, which raises money for Lou Gehrig’s disease (or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), because it reportedly runs tests on animals. Instead, she urged her fans to donate to cruelty-free causes.
“Sorry -- I can’t bring myself to do your Ice Bucket Challenge,” Anderson, 52, wrote on Facebook Wednesday. “I thought instead I’d challenge ALS to stop Animal testing.”
The actor and animal-rights activist continued: “Mice had holes drilled in their skulls, were inflicted with crippling illnesses, and were forced to run on an inclined treadmill until they collapsed from exhaustion. Monkeys had chemicals injected into their brains and backs and were later killed and dissected.”
“What is the result of these experiments (other than a lot of suffering)?,” she added.
Anderson’s post was shared over 12,000 times and more than 37,000 people “liked” her message. It also generated thousands of comments from social media users who debated if animals should be test subjects for ALS research.
Even though the former “Baywatch” star will not dump freezing water on her head for the cause, there are other A-list entertainers who want to drench themselves.
Charlie Sheen shocked fans when he dumped $10,000 in cash on himself, in place of water, and then said he would give the money to ALS:
Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway created an Instagram page just so she could participate in the challenge:
Britney Spears arguably had one of the best Ice Bucket Challenges:
Even though they consciously uncoupled, Gwyneth Paltrow nominated Chris Martin:
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