Anderson - (Funny Barb Wire)
is a vegetarian, an advocate for animal rights, and an active member of
the animal protection organization People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA), taking part in several campaigns for animal rights. She
became a vegetarian in her early teens when she saw her father cleaning
an animal he had hunted.
of Anderson's campaigns as a member of PETA has been against the use of
fur. In 1999,
Anderson received the first Linda McCartney Memorial Award for animal
rights protectors, in recognition of her campaign. In 2003, Anderson
stripped down for PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur"
advertising campaign. On June 28, 2006, Anderson posed naked with other
protesters on a window display of the Stella McCartney boutique in
London, England. It was a PETA gala event before the PETA Humanitarian
Awards. Anderson went inside the boutique and said she would take her
clothes off if the event raised enough money for PETA, which it did.