10 March 2010

Animal advocate Bob Barker donates $2.5 million to PETA for new L.A. office

Animal champion Bob Barker made a generous donation of $2.5 million for a new PETA office in Los Angeles. Barker along with PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the site, which has been deemed “The Bob Barker Building,” on March 10 at 12 p.m.

"Bob Barker could have just given us a refrigerator, but he paid for a whole building in the entertainment capital of the world--a building from which PETA will make the case for treating animals with kindness and respect," says Newkirk.

Barker was the host of “The Price is Right” for 35 years and has been a vegetarian and animal rights supporter since 1979. He advocates spaying and neutering, freedom for whales, and ending the fur trade.

The new L.A. office will be home to PETA’s media, marketing, youth outreach, and campaign departments and will bring more than 100 jobs to the city.

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