Media Release

Pamela Anderson tweets her opposition to Chilliwack Fair rodeo – August 8, 2018

“Let’s end rodeo cruelty in Chilliwack,” says celebrity animal lover

Superstar and B.C. native Pamela Anderson has added her voice to a campaign against B.C.’s Chilliwack Fair rodeo, which starts this Friday.

Anderson yesterday tweeted her support for the campaign by the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) calling for an end to cruel rodeo events at the fair. Her tweet to more than a million Twitter followers said: “Let’s end rodeo cruelty in Chilliwack.”

VHS has been calling for an end to cruel events such as calf-roping, steer-wrestling and team-roping at the fair’s annual rodeo and urging local businesses and residents not to support the event. “There is no doubt that animals suffer in rodeos and people who care about animals should take a stand against the cruelty involved, said VHS spokesperson Peter Fricker.

“We appreciate Ms. Anderson’s support and acknowledgment of the inherent cruelty involved,” Fricker said.

VHS has published online photos of rodeo animals in distress taken at previous Chilliwack Fairs.