Pamela Anderson has taken to social media to slam the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but it isn’t for the same reason many have refused to take part. According to the Huffington Post, Anderson publicly refused to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge over the fact that the ALS Association reportedly still use animal testing as part of their research.
US Weekly stated that Pamela Anderson posted a Facebook message to her page on Wednesday, August 20 to criticize ALS researchers for allegedly using animals in the research practices:
“Recent experiments funded by the ALS Association, mice had holes drilled into 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.”
Anderson isn’t the only one to criticize the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, though many have argued that the challenge isn’t raising awareness, “just wasting water”.
We should use gatorade instead of water for the ice bucket challenge.We can still do the challenge and not waste water.But more expensivelol
— Roman Singh (@romanochocinco) August 21, 2014
Ice bucket challenge is a total waste of time and water. — Fadza Ishak (@FadzaIshak) August 21, 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge makes no sense. Surely if you wanna help those in poverty, you’d just give them that water you were going to waste.
— Bruno Armz (@Armz_Tastic) August 21, 2014
Wondering when this dumb ice bucket challenge craze will end. If you’re gonna donate, just donate. No need to waste good clean water… — Danny (@itsdannypena) August 21, 2014
Just donate money, extend support, wish well for a cause. Dont waste buckets of water! #IceBucketChallenge
— Gautam Hegde (@mrhegde) August 21, 2014
I hate you if you’re doing the ice bucket challenge in California. We are in a drought and you wanna waste water. Just donate $10.
— 低姿勢 (@DennistheBased) August 21, 2014
Pamela Anderson hasn’t mentioned being against the waste of water, and according to US Weekly, it seems as if she is intrigued by the challenge. While she won’t accept the Ice Bucket Challenge, she has issued a challenge of her own:
“Sorry, I can’t bring myself to do your Ice bucket challenge. I enjoy a good dare, It’s always good to bring awareness – in fun, creative ways, I don’t want to take away from that. I thought instead, I’d challenge ALS to stop animal testing.”
Will the ALS Association accept Pamela Anderson’s challenge? Guess we will just have to wait and see!
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