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Pamela Anderson seeks ‘dinner or lunch’ with Putin

Pamela Anderson, pictured at an anti-seal hunt demonstration in Toronto in 2009. John R. Kennedy / Global News

TORONTO — Canadian star Pamela Anderson has formally requested a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin to talk about her advocacy for animals and the environment.

“I do have a voice in the international community and I would like to use my voice, as humble as it is, to help make this world a better place for all living things,” Anderson wrote in a letter to Russia’s embassy in the U.S. on Monday.

Anderson praised the country’s boycott of Canadian seal products.

“Russia was very instrumental in helping to remove the demand for seal pelts from Canada, where so many seal pups are slaughtered each year,” she wrote. “Because of Russia’s intervention on behalf of the seals, I have come to appreciate just how effective Russia can be in addressing these issues that I am so very concerned with.”

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The B.C. native said if a meeting with Putin is not possible, she would sit down with Sergei Donskoi, the minister of natural resources and the environment.

“Perhaps a dinner or a lunch meeting would be nice, and it would give me the opportunity to become acquainted with the details of Russia’s commitment to protecting the environment and the diversity of wildlife,” Anderson suggested.

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