Bob Barker elephant flight
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Bob Barker is a hero. Seriously. He’s picked his cause and given not only cash and time, but heart – serious heart – something that is as noble and it is inspirational. One example of heroism would be enough to define a life, but Barker has a portfolio – and this is his latest.

The former “Price is Right” host has reportedly agreed to pay a staggering $880,000 for a private plane capable of flying three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to the Performing Animals Welfare Society elephant sanctuary in San Andreas, Calif.

The original plan was to transport the elephants via truck – but after Barker learned that one of the animals would be unable to withstand the long trip, he decided air would be better.

Barker said the elephants “have suffered so much for so long and now they have an opportunity to live the rest of their lives at what has been described as `elephant paradise.’ To think that one of them might not survive the trip in a truck touched my heart and purse strings.”

Wow. According to reports, the elephants will travel in crates aboard a massive Russian cargo plane.

So, whatever you’re drinking tonight, remember to raise a glass to Barker. Actions such as these – whether for the betterment of mankind, the lives of animals, or in conservation of the planet – are worth pausing to admire.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://twitter.com/sambulance Sam Miller

    Wow, I misread ‘flight’ for ‘fight’ and was disgusted!!