Skip to comments.Bardot: Save Elephants, or I'll Go to Russia too
Posted on 01/04/2013 5:54:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
French cinema legend Brigitte Bardot on Friday threatened to follow Gérard Depardieu to Russia unless two elephants under threat of being put down are granted a reprieve.
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In a surreal twist to the saga over Depardieu's move into tax exile, the veteran animal rights campaigner said she would emulate his request for Russian nationality unless authorities intervened to save Baby and Nepal.
The two elephants face being put down because they have been diagnosed with tuberculosis and have been deemed a threat to the health of other animals and visitors to the Tête d'Or zoo in Lyon.
City authorities ordered the elephants to be put down last month but a petition organised by their original owner, circus master Gilbert Edelstein, resulted in them being granted a temporary reprieve over Christmas.
Bardot said in a statement she would be leaving France if the reprieve was not made permanent.
"If the powers that be have the cowardice and the shamelessness to kill Baby and Nepal... I have decided to take Russian nationality and quit this country that is nothing more an animal cemetery," Bardot said.
Bardot, 77, has been a high-profile supporter of Depardieu in his spat with the French government over his decision to take up residence in neighbouring Belgium for tax reasons.
She said last month that her fellow actor, who was branded "pathetic" by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, had been the "victim of extremely unfair persecution".
Yeah, sure. What says ‘animal rights’ more than the way Russians have treated dancing bears?
Brigitte may be under the mistaken assumption that Putin will let her in, it ain't 1964 anymore.
If he let Depardieu in...
With a 10% flat tax, and a less oppressive government, the Russians will soon have to rebuild the wall to keep people out.
[ Depardieu the Russian praises ‘democracy’ ]
Democracy is the road to socialism. -Karl Marx
Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. -V.I. Lenin
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism .-Karl Marx
With no dough.
maybe Moscow can become the new land of fruits and nuts,
This is the same Brigitte Bardot who demonstrated on behalf of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, executed in 1953 after being convicted of espionage.
Babe, you are a Sabertooth.
Does anybody really give a fluing fig where Bridget Bardot goes.
Not me, as long it's not here.
She should probably stay in France ..... they are made for each other .... a miserable wretch in a wretched country.
It’s 13%...less than one third of our highest rate. We live in interesting times.
Interesting pictures, but back in the day, people weren’t looking at her face.
I admire Bridget Bardot.
Bridgett had the good sense to retire from the screen before the age of 40, while she was still beautiful and famous- unlike other old time sex symbols who have hung around only to become parodies of themselves.
After her life in the spotlight, Brigitte used her fame and went on to become a leading spokesperson for animal rights starting the “Foundation Brigitte Bardot” dedicated solely to that cause. Her work in that realm is, perhaps, far greater than any film she could have made. She has raised millions for the welfare of animals.
The good work she has done in this arena is immeasurable.
But perhaps I admire her most for her stance against Muslims overtaking France.
She has been jailed and fined for speaking out.
God bless her for this.
As for her appearance, the lady is 78 years old!!
Do you expect her to remain the same?
Kill the elephants and go to Russia.
Ref. post #17.
I agree with you.
Thank you for those kind words for her.
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