Bob Barker: A Fan Of Fixing Pets
You’ll probably remember that Bob Barker always ended every show by saying, “Have your pets spayed or neutered”. The tradition started back in the 1980s and has been continued on by the new host Drew Carey. While hosting the Miss USA competition back in 1987, he found out that the contestants were planning to wear fur. Bob was appalled and threatened to quit the show if they didn’t wear fake fur instead. The threat worked and the girls ended up wearing fake fur.
Bob remained committed to animal rights and after retiring he even donated $2.5 million to renovate a building in Los Angeles which was to become PETA’s headquarters. Bob has spoken of his hopes for animals in the future where people would be astounded at some of the modern-day practices involving animals. He said he hopes one day people will ask, “They were still cutting up animals in laboratories? They had animals doing tricks in circuses?” Bob also donated a separate $1 million to Columbia Law School specifically for the study of animal rights.