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Not everyone is a fan of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Count bombshell Pamela Anderson and Pink’s husband, motocross racer Carey Hart, among the dissenters.

Why did both celebrities take to social media to criticize the viral craze?

For Anderson, a longtime supporter of animal rights, it boils down to the fact that she does not approve of ALS researchers using animal testing.

“Sorry, I can’t bring myself to do your Ice Bucket Challenge,” she said.

“I enjoy a good dare, It’s always good to bring awareness – in fun, creative ways, I don’t want to take away from that. Instead, I’d challenge ALS to stop animal testing.”

The former Baywatch star, 47, denounced “recent experiments funded by the ALS Association” that she says exploited animals in medical experiments:

“Mice had holes drilled into their skulls, were inflicted with crippling illnesses, and were forced to run on an inclined treadmill until they collapsed from exhaustion.”


It’s not just rodents, either. Furthermore, Anderson laments, “Monkeys had chemicals injected into their brains and backs and were later killed and dissected.”

But does it save human lives? According to Pam, 92 out of 100 drugs that succeed in animal trials fail once in the human trial stage. Adds the former centerfold:

“Trying to cure human diseases by relying on outdated, ineffective animal experiments isn’t only cruel … it’s a grave disservice to people who desperately need cures.”

Carey Hart, for his part, “went the contribution route.”

Yes, he gave money to ALS research, posting a screen shot of his donation receipt … but took a shot at the people who do the “challenge” without donating.

“It’s extremely creepy and annoying how obsessed people are w/ this ice bucket challenge. The purpose is 2 raise money for an awful disease!”

“If you are that into seeing people dump buckets of ice water over their heads, go find a wet t shirt contest,” reads Hart’s post. “Time to find a hobby, people.”

We sort of agree with his general point, however …

  1. The ALS Association has amassed over $41.8 million in donations, as opposed to the $2.1 million raised during the same time frame in 2013.
  2. Kate Upton Ice Bucket Challenge. The end.