by Michael Parrish DuDell
Categories: Animals
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If you are/were a regular Price Is Right watcher, I’m sure you remember Bob Barker’s famous reminder at the end of each show to spay and neuter your pets. Well what you might NOT know is that Bob’s involvement with animal welfare goes far beyond service announcements.

Barker has donated a million dollars to the University of Virginia Law school to help establish an animal law program, which includes a course on animal law and funding for guest speakers as well as a writing competition.

“There is definitely interest in animal law at the law school,” said the School’s Law Dean Paul Mahoney. “I think whenever you have a high profile legal case, it influences student interests, and certainly the Michael Vick case has raised awareness of animal law issues.”

Throughout his life Barker has also donated funds to Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, Duke, Northwestern, Stanford and UCLA, and worked tirelessly as an advocate for animals.

So from all of us here at Ecorazzi, a big “Come on down,” to Bob for all the great work he does. Keep it up!


  • herwin

    always so great and happy to hear about people like mr Barker.

  • Elaine Vigneault

    I think he’s really made a wonderful choice. That money will likely do a TON of good.

  • kelly g.

    “Remember to have your pets spayed or neutered, because mine are out there, humping their brains out.”

    The only thing better than Bob Barker is Stephen Colbert doing Bob Barker ;)

  • Jinkie

    Dog bless Mr. Barker–He took a career of novelty amusement and brought so many smiles to humble people everyday, as well remembering those without a voice all these years.

    It would be great hearing this story about any american, but especially the quiet good deeds of someone from Hollywood. Have many more years of good health and joy, Bob!

  • Deena

    Oh how I’ve loved this man for 30 years! Thank you Bob! Animals sorely need law on their side, and you are helping them so much.