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France's Bardot threatens exile over elephants

The Associated Press, Friday, January 4, 2013, 6:39am (PST)
  • PARIS (AP) — Sex symbol-turned-animal-rights activist Brigitte Bardot is threatening to join actor Gerard Depardieu in Russian exile unless France halts the scheduled euthanasia of two sick circus elephants.

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    The 1960s screen diva says authorities have ignored her "numerous proposals" to save Baby and Nepal, a pair of 42-year-old elephants dying of tuberculosis at a zoo in Lyon, France.

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    In a statement on her foundation's website, Bardot says that if the elephants are killed she will request Russian citizenship "to flee this country that is now just a graveyard for animals."

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    This week France was shocked to learn Depardieu, an Academy Award nominee and pillar of French cinema, had requested and received Russian citizenship due to a bust-up over the France's proposed 75 percent income tax for the superrich. The move was called "pathetic" by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

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