"Battlestar Galactica's" Jamie Bamber...Naked!
Yes! The final 4 episodes of the greatest show in the history of the universe, Battlestar Galactica, are finally underway and I am so beyond excited. Anyone who knows me is well aware that if they call me during the show, I won’t answer—I’m that addicted.
Needless to say words can’t express how thrilled I was when the beautiful and amazing Jamie Bamber (a.k.a. Lee “Apollo” Adama) agreed to speak up for Canadian black bears by posing au naturel for peta2’s first “Bare Skin, Not Bear Skin” ad. Oh, Jamie. Just look at that gorgeous ad!
I know, I know, he’s beyond perfect, especially since he’s using his celebrity to help animals. When Jamie learned that the Queen of England’s Guard’s caps are made from black bears who are shot and killed using a cruel practice called “bear baiting,” he jumped at the chance to spread the word.
“Animals just represent a very easy target, I think. I think we’ve abused them for far too long, and we should just be responsible in terms of the way we cohabit. I just don’t understand how, as humans, we haven’t quite bridged that understanding. How we’ve got this inflated idea of our own superiority.”
Hunters leave food at “bait spots” to attract hungry bears, who are then shot, often in front of their cubs, when they come to eat. The bears are sometimes shot several times, and many escape wounded only to die later from blood loss, infection, or starvation. Since the cubs are dependent on their mothers for food whole families are often wiped out.
It can take an entire bear’s hide to make just one cap, and Jamie agrees with peta2 and compassionate people worldwide that fake fur is the way to go and that bear-baiting should be stopped. “The obvious alternative is to make caps out of faux fur. You know, use synthetic materials to avoid killing a beautiful animal. They’re not to keep warm. It’s not particularly freezing outside Buckingham Palace. You could wear something else. And you could certainly wear faux fur.”
Check out what else Jamie had to say about the way animals should be treated and enter to win a season of Battlestar Galactica on DVD by commenting below about what you think of fur.
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Oh, and remember, don’t bother to call me for the next few weeks from 10 – 11 pm on Friday nights because I’ve got a date with Mr. Bamber and the rest of the Galactica crew.