Bob Barker, Superstar!

Bob Barker– – You’re probably well aware that Bob Barker hosted The Price is Right game show for many years, and is a long time animal rights activist as well, having ended his shows with an admonition to “get your pets spayed or neutered.” The Robot Chicken show on Adult Swim did a cute bit with Barker going about following his retirement, and personally carrying out this mission, even using hedge clippers!  <shudders>

But did you know that Barker was part Native American, and grew up on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota?  Well, Barker recently made a personal appeal to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina to stop exhibiting bears in pit-like enclosures at three local zoos.  Barker called the bears’ conditions inhumane and asked that they be turned over to a sanctuary in California…

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3 Comments on “Bob Barker, Superstar!”

  1. Carycomic Says:

    I know the royalties from his recent auto-biography go toward the ASPCA et al. But, I still found it a little disillusioning that he hawked it on the TPIR. The pitch made me think he had sold out to Corporate America!

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      Bob Barker at least has more integrity than most; he’s a vegetarian, wears and uses no leather products, and stopped “The Price is Right” from giving leather or fur prizes. It’s hard to be 100% consistent as an animal rights advocate, even for the best of us…

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  2. Carycomic Says:

    True! Now, let’s see: should I have a hamburg for lunch? Or, a second-grad chicken sandwich?

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