According to the Huffington Post on Friday, not all people are happy about the Ice Bucket Challenge even though it has proven to be successful. So far, donations have added up to be over $41.8 million and still counting. While many celebrities, politicians, teams, and others have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for the ALS Association, Pamela Anderson rejects the idea and wants it stopped.
Anderson, 47, wrote a lengthy message on her Facebook page on Aug. 20. In her message, the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant said she was sorry, but she just can't bring herself to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. She explains that she would like to "challenge ALS to stop animal testing." The former "Baywatch" star outlined findings from her research supporting that experiments are made on animals to find a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. There is a picture with a sign saying, "Stop Animal Testing" on Anderson's Facebook page. The Wall Street Journal reports that the actress claims animal testings are funded by the ALS Association.
Those who are familiar with Anderson, knows that she is an animal rights activist and was named PETA's Person of the Year in 2010. The former "Baywatch" star has been a strong supporter for animal rights and is now speaking out against the ALS Association claiming that the organization has done unethical testing on animals as part of their research against the disease. Many of Anderson's fans are supporting her for speaking out against the Ice Bucket Challenge. However, there are also some negative comments about her claim on her Facebook page.