Wednesday, March 10, 2010

For PETA, the Price is Definitely Right

Animals have no closer friend among the humans than Bob Barker, former host of the long-running game show The Price is Right.

Ever since Barker retired from The Price is Right, he has been funding one animal rights project after another. Sometimes he gives so much that I worry the guy is going to run out of money for himself. But I'm sure he knows what he's doing.

In January, Barker gave $5 million to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to aid in the struggle against Japanese whaling.

Now Barker is generously donating $2.5 million to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to help finance the opening of its new office in Los Angeles.

I haven't been to it, but I hear it's a cool joint. PETA is calling it the Bob Barker Building. It's in a prime spot: Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street, right near Echo Park. The office will be a great location for PETA to maintain its struggle for the rights of all animals to live in peace and dignity.

As for Barker, he's 86 now and showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. The well-being of animals is his top priority. Something tells me this wonderful gent will be fighting for the animals when he's 101.

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