by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Animals
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Hey, Bob Barker, you should come on down because you’re the next contestant on making the world right!

The former host of The Price Is Right has just been named an honorary fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, making him the first person in the entertainment industry to receive the award. The honorary fellows that came before him include Nobel Laureates, philanthropists, and academics who have worked towards animal rescue and welfare, that’s pretty great company to keep.

Barker, who turns 87 this Sunday, has made large donations to universities like Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Northwestern, Duke, Georgetown, Virginia, Columbia, and his own alma mater Drury University, where he has endowed a chair in animal rights. As a result these universities have beefed up their animal law studies programs and allowed hundreds of law students to further the animal rights cause.

“Almost single-handedly Bob’s sagacity and generosity have – in little more than a decade – propelled animals from being a marginal issue into the academic mainstream. This is a colossal achievement”, said Professor Andrew Linzey, founder and Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.

If you ever watched The Price Is Right from 1972-2007, you’ll remember that Barker ended each episode with the phrase, “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.” Obviously his influence will reach beyond the screen and into classrooms now, making this a well earned award.

  • ednakano

    He made only one ashameful mistake to donate 5M$ to sea shepherd. He was cheated by Paul Watson and his 5M$ is not enough to stop whaling which Paul Watson commted to him.

    • georgina

      Ahhh…what?

      Anyway, that money is still up and running and on its way to face the Japanese whalers in the shape of a vessel and a helicopter. So, care to explain–in English– how Mr. Barker was cheated by Captain Watson?
      From what i can see Mr. Barker’s money has been put to good use.

      • crumpets are yummy

        Good on Bob!

    • Arnie

      I have started torturing and killing puppies and kittens now because Paul Watson and SSCS have launched a violent campaign against innocent people. This is what I’m doing about it. I won’t stop until they do.

      You can help these animals. Contact SSCS and their major financial enablers like Bob Barker and let them know what they have to do to make me stop. Don’t donate to them and encourage other people not to. If you live in a country where SSCS has a ship registered contact your government and urge them to remove the registration. The more I see these things being done, the more mercy I will show to the puppies and kittens.

      • crumpets are yummy

        psychopath

  • georgina

    Wonderful Mr. Barker, congratulations!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Vote_for_Pedro

    Ednakano- you made one shameful mistake.. supporting whaling! i understand you must be really ashamed to be japanese. I would be too! But lashing out at Bob Barker really shows your desperation. All the amazing things he has done for animals in general makes him well deserving of this recognition! Not to mention his kick ass boat is down in the southern ocean right now fighting to save whales. I think Mr. Barker would agreee, it was money well spent!

    Arnie- keep making these sick claims.. you’re gonna get yourself in trouble. Luckily, most of us know you’re bluffing and dont have the cajones to pull that off.. so please go back to watching internet porn and give it a rest with the torturing puppies claim.. sick twisted psyco!!

    • David

      Ah another anti-whaler who ‘knows’ things. You really should all get together and start you own psychotic network.

      Oh sorry I think maybe I meant psychic.

      • crumpets are yummy

        I knew you were going to say that.

  • ednakano

    SSCS supporter never know real effective activity for enviromental issue. Even if Whale die out, earth will not have problem but if polution of sea continue , all sea life die out. SSCS just help polution of sea.

    • Hufingraz

      Ednakano – I see you still haven’t found a good program to translate Japanese to English. My advice to you would be this. Buy a copy of “Rosetta Stone”, spend 6 months or so learning it, and then come back and start chatting on these forums. Your current command of the English language is embarrassing.

      • crumpets are yummy

        So are those two brain cells of his. Lol

  • http://www.yahoo.com Vote_for_Pedro

    lol- Heres my impression of Ednakano..
    Whaling good not for Shepherds of Sea and pollute brains mercury filled. Ashamed much I am be japanese and english practice more I must!

    He’s like Yoda hahahah!!

    • crumpets are yummy

      Oh really my thinking not percentile great so i confuse sea polluting and other people who fix up ocean and maybe other people in future to enjoy. One may say for pay but no chance the real thoughts of my. Me also sell soul for profit, one like me know better, though the culture base is not for free thinking.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Vote_for_Pedro

    David- You are right, I dont “know” if Arnie is really doing the sick things he says he is but if you even took one second to defend his claims you are just as sick and twisted as he is. I think it is you two who should start a “psychotic network”. Did your mom smoke crack while pregnant with you or did she just drink alot? Poor guy!

    • David

      Pedro- you have a reading problem. Where did I ever defend Arnie’s claims? I guess psychotic network was correct, at least in your case.

      • Michael Raymer

        Post has been removed due to a violation of our commenting policy.

      • David

        Not surprising Michael comes to the defense of a fellow liar, how juvenile. Especially since Pedro is the one who I replied to, but you claim he isn’t here, so I guess there is no contest.

        Better luck next time Michael, I am sure Paul will still pay you something no matter how weak your posts are.

      • Michael Raymer

        Post has been removed due to a violation of our commenting policy.

      • David

        Lets see Pedro claimed I defended Arnie and I asked for proof. And you are being paid to claim that defending myself is trolling? Never seen that definition of trolling. Did it come from the SSCS paid poster’s dictionary?

      • Michael Raymer

        It’s tough, being a misunderstood genius, isn’t it? Poor dear. Go lie down and I’ll have the Swedish nurse bring by a glass of warm milk and a damp towel.

        In other words, Davey boy, quit acting like turd and we’ll quit treating you like one.

  • crumpets are yummy

    Hey david…what do you think about your fellow pro whaler psychopath taking innocent puppies as hostages and torturing them…is this terrorism?

    Because I am now terrorized.

    Or is it OK to torture and kill puppy and kitten hostages because its “only animals”we are talking about?

    Just for the record.

  • romika3

    Bob Barker did an excellent job of promoting care and control of pets. However, he was taken for a ride by Watson. He could have put his 5 million to much better use rather than using it to support an organization that uses terror and terrot tactics to acheive its goals and preys on the commmon ‘frontline’ fisherperson.

    • georgina

      Nobody put a gun to his head to make him donate the money. You should not care how he decides to spend his money.

  • crumpets are yummy

    Oh there you go again romika3…

    What are common fisherpersons? Are they catching fish… or warm blooded mammals?