Pamela Anderson Auctions Off Her Viper for Snakes

Posted on by PETA

Everyone’s favorite Baywatch babe just auctioned off her 2000 Dodge Viper RT/10 to benefit our campaign against the slaughter of snakes, crocodiles, and other animals for fashion. The car – equipped with a sweet 450-horsepower 8.0-liter V10 engine with a top speed of more than 190 mph (wow!) – was just sold at auction in Las Vegas.Not that it could ever be sexy to wear the skin of another animal, but it becomes even more horrific when you realize that these animals are often skinned alive for everything from shoes to handbags. They can suffer for hours, or even days, while they wait to die.Most snakes are skinned by having their head nailed to a tree, then their bodies are slit from one end to the other with a knife—the skin is then torn off. In parts of India, snakes are skinned alive even though the killing of snakes and the export of their skins has been illegal there since 1972. If you want to do your part to help these animals, be sure to sign up for the petaDishoom Street Team.It’s a great way to help animals—all while earning free stuff!