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Bardot: Save Elephants, or I'll Go to Russia too
The Local ^ | 04 Jan 2013

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".


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: elephants; france; russia

1 posted on 01/04/2013 5:54:55 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, sure. What says ‘animal rights’ more than the way Russians have treated dancing bears?


2 posted on 01/04/2013 6:01:13 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: nickcarraway
French cinema legend Brigitte Bardot on Friday threatened to follow Gérard Depardieu to Russia...

Brigitte may be under the mistaken assumption that Putin will let her in, it ain't 1964 anymore.

3 posted on 01/04/2013 6:01:44 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

If he let Depardieu in...


4 posted on 01/04/2013 6:02:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

With a 10% flat tax, and a less oppressive government, the Russians will soon have to rebuild the wall to keep people out.


5 posted on 01/04/2013 6:14:41 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: nickcarraway

[ Depardieu the Russian praises ‘democracy’ ]


So did Marx and Lenin...

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


6 posted on 01/04/2013 6:15:23 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: nickcarraway
Then

Now

With no dough.

7 posted on 01/04/2013 6:22:53 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: nickcarraway

maybe Moscow can become the new land of fruits and nuts,


8 posted on 01/04/2013 6:23:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

This is the same Brigitte Bardot who demonstrated on behalf of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, executed in 1953 after being convicted of espionage.


9 posted on 01/04/2013 6:24:33 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: nickcarraway

Babe, you are a Sabertooth.

Buh Bye....


10 posted on 01/04/2013 6:32:08 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway

Does anybody really give a fluing fig where Bridget Bardot goes.


11 posted on 01/04/2013 6:45:46 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
Does anybody really give a fluing fig where Bridget Bardot goes.

Not me, as long it's not here.

FMCDH(BITS)

12 posted on 01/04/2013 6:51:34 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nickcarraway

She should probably stay in France ..... they are made for each other .... a miserable wretch in a wretched country.


13 posted on 01/04/2013 7:00:22 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

It’s 13%...less than one third of our highest rate. We live in interesting times.


14 posted on 01/04/2013 7:06:56 PM PST by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway
Bridget Bardot
15 posted on 01/04/2013 7:36:04 PM PST by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: Navy Patriot

Interesting pictures, but back in the day, people weren’t looking at her face.


16 posted on 01/04/2013 7:45:05 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: nickcarraway; All

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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.

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGdVNKrudQTTsA.A9XNyoA?p=bridget%20bardot%20muslims&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-701-17

As for her appearance, the lady is 78 years old!!
Do you expect her to remain the same?

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17 posted on 01/04/2013 8:56:58 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN)
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To: nickcarraway

Kill the elephants and go to Russia.


18 posted on 01/04/2013 8:59:09 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Venturer
Does anybody really give a fluing fig where Bridget Bardot goes.

Yes. I care. I don't want her near me.
19 posted on 01/04/2013 10:02:46 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: patriot08

Ref. post #17.

I agree with you.

Thank you for those kind words for her.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 7:14:26 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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