Source: U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
On February 11, former game show host Bob Barker donated $1 million towards the creation of an undergraduate animal ethics class at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.
Barker, a 1947 graduate of the University has been a long-time advocate of animal rights and spent several months coordinating the class structure with Patricia McEachern, an associate professor of French at the university.
This is not the first time Barker has pushed the animal rights agenda. Barker hosted the Miss USA pageant in 1987, and asked producers to stop using fur coats. He resigned from hosting the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants a year later when producers would not stop using fur coats as prizes.
The course will study animal ethics through religion, environment, criminology, philosophy, biology and law. It will be offered as a semester-long class beginning in either fall of 2009 or spring of 2010. Various pro-animal rights faculty are enthusiastic about teaching the new course.
When I read this news item I was quite surprised, then I googled the name “Bob Barker” clicked the “news” tab and see here, a whole string of news items came up about this ex TV show host and his involvement with the animal rights. Like all animal rights Barker too is a hypocrite. He seems to be quite fond of tanning studios. I wonder if he realizes that tanning equipment is tested on animals. But then again maybe he doesn’t care, like most animal rights, if it suits his own ego.
Tags: Bob Barker, TV Celebrity, Animal Rights