Brigitte Bardot Foundation

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With its 57,000 donors, the Brigitte Bardot Foundation seeks to protect domestic and wild animals all over the world.

In January of 1962, leading French actress Brigitte Bardot defended farm animals on television for the first time, denouncing methods used to slaughter them. A few years later, she helped pass new regulations requiring them to be stunned before slaughter. In 1977, as images of baby seals massacred on the ice floe shocked the world, Ms. Bardot succeeded in having a ban enacted concerning the seal skin trade. In 1986, she created her Foundation in Saint-Tropez, in the South of France.[1]


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  1. A Little History, Brigitte Bardot Foundation, accessed July 15, 2010