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Pamela Anderson joins campaign to stop whale hunting

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Pamela Anderson joins campaign to stop whale hunting

Pamela Anderson has joined a campaign to help stop whale hunting.

The dedicated animal-rights activist has joined the board of directors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a bid to "defend ocean wildlife and habitats worldwide".

The 48-year-old star - who is hoping to fight whale hunting in Japan - said: "Japan is now headed to the Southern Ocean, where its deadly industrial whaling fleet will hunt highly intelligent and socially complex whales in their internationally recognised sanctuary, in defiance of both the International Court of Justice and the Australian Federal Court. If the whales are not safe from illegal whaling in the remote wilderness of their Antarctic sanctuary, where are they safe?

"The urgent fight against the poaching of whales must continue in the courts, and I am proud to stand with Sea Shepherd on behalf of our clients, the whales."

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is particularly concerned by the slaughter of whales on the Faroe Islands and Japan's Taiji Cove.

The former 'Baywatch' actress explained: "I have joined Sea Shepherd in the Faroe Islands to oppose the mass slaughter of pilot whales, and opposed Iceland's hunting of endangered whales. My goal, and Sea Shepherd's, is to bring an end to whaling, and I believe that together we can achieve it."