Baywatch star didn't realise boots were made of sheepskin

Pamela Anderson has apologised for wearing dead sheep on her feet.

The former Baywatch star, 39, says she has thrown away her favourite Ugg boots, because she didn’t know they were made from shaved sheep skin.

‘I’m getting rid of my Uggs,’ she says on her personal website. ‘I feel so guilty for that craze being started around my Baywatch days. I used to wear them with my red swimsuit to keep warm, never realising that they were SKIN! I thought they were shaved kindly.’

The mother-of-two, who is a staunch animal rights activist and member of PETA, is wracked with guilt over the fact that women the world over followed in her footsteps by wearing the animal pelt boots.

She added: ‘People like to tell me all the time that I started that trend – yikes!’

Pam is disgusted she has worn her boots for so long, writing: ‘It’s what I grab by my door in the mornings to bring my kids to school or walk my dog on the beach at 6am or anything early. I’ve definitely over used them – and that’s it!!!!’