Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Barker endows animal rights law course

[Entertainment News] EVANSTON, Ill.,, March 22 : Northwestern University has accepted a $1 million donation from television game show host Bob Barker to endow a course on animal rights law.

Baker, host of the Emmy-award winning "The Price Is Right" for 33 years, is a millionaire and a long-time proponent of animal welfare, animal rights and international wildlife law.

He often ends a broadcast with an appeal for spaying and neutering of dogs and cats to control animal population.

"Animals need all the protection we can give them," said Barker."We intend to train a growing number of law students in this area of law in the hope that they will ultimately lead a national effort to make it illegal to brutalize and exploit these helpless creatures."

Barker has made previous $1 million gifts to endow the study of animal rights at Duke University, the University of California at Los Angeles, Stanford and Columbia.FemantleMedia, the producer of "The Price Is Right" established an endowment at Harvard.

- -- Copyright 2005 by United Press International.

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