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~ Celebrity Spotlight ~

In our newest section, Celebrity Spotlight, we'll be adding a new mini-bio of a famous animal lover/activist monthly. We do have a Celebrity Activist List, but it's important to provide information on just how much these incredible people give of their time and/or funds. They've helped countless non-profit organizations around the world.

We've chosen to spotlight Bob Barker for our first article. When you read it, you'll understand why....

Spotlight on Bob Barker

Bob Barker and Federico

Bob Barker, born in 1923, is known by most as the amiable host of television game shows such as The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences and others.  But, more importantly, he's known to many as a man with a heart of gold and a seemingly tireless dedication to animal rights.


He has always been an animal lover and became an activist in 1979 after becoming a vegetarian and, subsequently, becoming more aware of just how appallingly animals were being treated. Since that time, he has generously given his time and money to help animals in every circumstance including shelters, circuses and the fur industry. 


Barker does not wear leather and has been an outspoken opponent of the use of fur on his shows. In 1987, he urged the producers of the Miss Universe Pageant to discontinue having the contestants wear fur. At first, they agreed and when they reneged on their promise, Barker resigned as host.  He was also instrumental in changing some of the prizes awarded on The Price is Right.  They stopped giving away fur coats, anything made of leather, hunting safaris and don't include bullfights with a trip to Spain. 


Regarding "Fur Free Friday" (the day after Thanksgiving), Barker says,  "I urge anyone who has the opportunity to speak out against fur to make their contempt for fur known at every opportunity, and to point out that fur is no longer chic… that it is a thing of the past. Most of the young people are not wearing fur. It’s the older people who wear it. When this generation is no more, hopefully fur will be no more."

In 1994, he founded the DJ&T Foundation, named for his beloved, late wife, Dorothy Jo and his mother, Tilly, both of whom were animal lovers. It was created to fund animal rescue facilities and neutering programs all over the United States supporting low cost Spay/Neuter Clinics and Voucher Programs. Barker has endowed the foundation so it may continue funding projects indefinitely.

For many years, Barker ended episodes of the Price is right with the phrase, "Help control the pet population, have your pets spayed or neutered". Following in his footsteps, Drew Carey continued this tradition after succeeding him as host of the game show.

A man who puts his money where his mouth is, Bob Barker made two staggering donations in 2010:

  1. In March, he donated $2.5 millions dollars to PETA to build a new facility in Los Angeles.

  2. In January, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society received a $5,000,000 donation to purchase and outfit a ship to help prevent illegal whaling. The ship was named for Barker.

If there's a lesson to be learned from Bob Barker, it is simply that it's never too late to begin a new more meaningful, chapter in one's life.  He was nearly 60 years old when he became an animal activist and champion. And what a difference he has made in lives of hundreds of thousands of animals and human beings in the years since. And while we don't all have the same financial resources as Barker, we do have time and, perhaps, we should set aside more of it to help improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.  He is truly inspirational.

Bob Barker's DJ&T Foundation


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