In 1977, French actress, singer and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot headed to the polar ices of Canada where she launched a massive mediatized campaign denouncing the organized massacre of baby seals for their fur. Accompanied by unprecedented media coverage, the voyage lasted five days. Upon returning to France, Bardot succeded in passing a vote that outlawed the sale of products derived from the hunting of seals younger than four weeks of age. Her success was due largely to the support of President Valery Giscard d’Estaing.
"Above all, the public needs to open its eyes to the suffering that animals experience on a daily basis. You don’t need a law to stop wearing fur or to stop eating animals. The solution to putting an end to animal abuse is in everyone’s hands. Of course we have to keep addressing politicians in order to reinforce the regulations. My Foundation does this every day, but it’s not enough. I no longer believe in the promises of politicians, who take orders from the industry and its powerful lobbies." - Brigitte Bardot
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