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Actress Bardot Threatens to Become Russian if French Authorities 'Kill' Elephants

18:58 04/01/2013
Tags: Zoo, elephants, Gerard Depardieu, Brigitte Bardot, Moscow

MOSCOW, January 4 (RIA Novosti) – French actress Brigitte Bardot has threatened to follow her colleague Gerard Depardieu and apply for Russian citizenship ­­­– though for a different reason.

Renowned actress and animal rights campaigner, 77-year-old Bardot said that she will have to become Russian in case the French authorities do not drop their plan to put down two sick elephants at a zoo in Lyon.

“If those in power have the cowardice and impudence to kill the two elephants Baby and Népal despite all the proposals made by my Foundation … then I have decided to ask for Russian nationality in order to escape this country which has become nothing but an animal cemetery,” Bardot said in a statement written in French and posted on the web site of her animal rights foundation on Friday.

The two elephants have been suffering from tuberculosis, and the city authorities have insisted that they should be put to sleep as they pose a threat to other animals in the zoo and its visitors. Backed by Bardot, a public campaign urging to save the elephants has collected thousands of signatures.

Bardot’s statement came day after the Kremlin announced its decision to grant a Russian passport to French actor Depardieu, who has recently renounced his French citizenship after the Socialist government proposed a top income-tax rate of 75 percent on high-wealth residents. In comparison, Russia has the fixed tax rate of 13 percent.

 

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  • rochefortfrancoislol...
    19:26, 04/01/2013
    ...Foreign Policy magazine should reconsider the ranking...Putin is first!
  • Iranian ExpatOld Prostitute
    01:45, 06/01/2013
    Bardot is a dimwitted old prostitute who was lucky to take her cloths off on screen for a lot more money than the average street walkers.

    She is too dumb to realize she is insulting Russia by threatening to leave France for Russia, as if that would be such a horrible thing to do.

    After all, France is nothing but a dirty Jew-infested, Arab-infested whore breading nation of morons.

    The solution for this pruned-faced old prostitute is to take the elephants herself and take care of them herself, instead of bitching about it.

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