Pamela Anderson plans to open a strip club chain called Lapland. The former 'Baywatch' actress, whose great-grandfather was Finnish, has been touring Finland with her father and plans to pay tribute to her heritage with a new business venture. She wrote on her official website: "Our heritage is here. We are both excited. We will be taking lots of saunas. Save my liver. "Also I thought of a great way to celebrate my Finnish heritage at home. I'm going to look into opening a chain of strip clubs and I'll call them Lapland!"
Pammie, who is an ardent animal rights campaigner, has written to Finnish President Tarja Halonen and begged her to ban fur farms. She said: "It's time for Finland to move into the 21st century and follow suit. "There are hundreds of fur farms here. The demand is getting lower for fur coats and they breed foxes here just for fur. Awful. Sweden, Austria and England have banned fur farms. Let's hope Finland will too. Other than that I'm very proud of my Finnish heritage. It is the most beautiful countryside." The letter was distributed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Finland's fur auctioneers have insisted Pammie's campaign is unrealistic. Paivi Mononen-Mikkila, a spokeswoman for the Finnish Fur Sales auction house, said: "It's not surprising coming from her, a known anti-fur campaigner. It's really not realistic as so many people earn their livelihood from the fur trade." Finland is one of Europe's biggest fur producers, with 1,400 farms producing two million fox furs each year. The president confirmed she had received the letter, but declined to comment.