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Pamela Anderson gets cold reception in St. John's, N.L, over seal hunt

Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson waits outside the Canadian Sealers Association in St. John's, N.L., Tuesday, Dec.17, 2013. They attempted to deliver a letter with a million-dollar cheque to end the annual commercial seal hunt to the association but the office remained closed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
December 17, 2013 - 9:25 AM

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Actress Pamela Anderson and a Hollywood producer of "The Simpsons" got a frosty reception in St. John's, N.L., as they tried to present a $1 million incentive to help end the East Coast seal hunt.

Members of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union, representing sealers, shouted questions at Anderson and Sam Simon during a chaotic news conference outside the office of the Canadian Sealers Association.

At one point, comic Mark Critch of "This Hour has 22 Minutes" showed up, offering Anderson $1 million to stop acting.

Simon said his intention is to respectfully encourage governments to legislate an end to seal licences while protecting aboriginal hunts.

He offered a giant $1 million cheque to the Canadian Sealers Association.

The association's office was closed and no one from the association was present.

But Earl McCurdy, president of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union, called Simon's offer an ignorant insult based on misinformation.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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