Brigitte Bardot is threatening to follow Gérard Depardieu’s example and apply for a Russian passport

Brigitte Bardot Threatens To Follow Gérard Depardieu To Russia Over … Elephants

Brigitte Bardot is threatening to follow Gérard Depardieu’s example and apply for a Russian passport.

The aging sex symbol’s announcement isn’t because of the controversial 75 percent tax on France’s super-rich — recently dismissed by a French court as unconstitutional — but over the treatment of two circus elephants.

According to The Guardian, the two elephants, Baby and Nepal, are currently owned by a touring circus and are thought to be carrying tuberculosis.

On Friday, a court in Lyon, southern France, ordered the animals should be put down as a precautionary measure.

In protest, Bardot posted a statement on the website of her animal welfare charity — “Brigitte Bardot Foundation” — today.

It reads (in part):

“If those in power are cowardly and impudent enough to kill the elephants … then I have decided I will ask for Russian nationality to get out of this country which has become nothing more than an animal cemetery.”

Bardot’s missive comes a day after Depardieu’s new citizenship became official.

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