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Bob Barker Speaks Out for Animal Rights

Cable Muse Network reporter Pat Dean

By Pat Dean

West Hollywood, CA (Cable Muse Network) October, 09, 2009 - Bob Barker’s message on animal law was heard clearly at the 8th annual West Hollywood Book Festival on Sunday October 4th. The Price Is Right legend opted to use his Q&A session to promote animal law curriculum that he is responsible for getting started at several colleges and universities.

“I got the idea to fund animal law degrees at universities because so many law degree programs are impacted and the level of interest in animal law has increased greatly amongst students and the public,” explained Barker.

The animal law degree initiative by Barker started with his Alma Mater, Drury University, in Spring Field, Missouri. The success of inserting animal law at Drury was followed up by Barker donating up to $1 million to eight law schools including Columbia, Harvard, Stanford and UCLA.

Barker told the crowd at the festival that he plans to aid universities in the creation of more animal law degrees throughout the nation and expressed his satisfaction with the animal law program at Drury.  “I’ve been very proud of the response from the students attending Drury,” grinned Barker. “The animal law degree program is full for the current semester and 90 members have joined the animal rights club established on that campus.”

Bob Barker, 50 year television vet has been a well-known national advocate on animal rights issues and has often spoken on animal topics including animal neglect at zoos and cruelty throughout the world. Barker created the DJ&T Foundation in memory of his wife and mother to support free and cost efficient spaying and neutering clinics and programs for pets.

For more information about the DJ&T Foundation, grants and donations visit: http://www.djtfoundation.org/

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