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HSUS “Sugar Daddy” Bob Barker

Bob Barker, the long-time host of the daytime game show the “Price is Right”, is continuing his promotion of animal rights.  Not only is Barker donating multiple millions to found animal law classes around the nation, he is now being honored as the keynote speaker at a major conference to be held by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) next year at Harvard University.

The ALDF just announced that Barker will be the keynote speaker at its “Future of Animal Law” conference, April 9-11, 2010.  The conference will be held at Harvard and is designed to “explore vital issues relative to animal law and activism.”

Barker, an avowed anti-hunter, has spent millions of dollars on establishing law programs at various universities throughout America.  For example, as the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) reported in November, he gave $1 million to his alma mater, Drury University, in order to create a professorship on animal rights that will eventually develop into a full undergraduate degree program.  However, that is by no means the only funding Barker has given since his retirement from television.

According to the promotion material for the ALDF conference, Barker established an endowment fund for animal rights law at Harvard in 2001.  He subsequently established additional endowments at Stanford, Columbia, UCLA, Georgetown, Duke and Northwestern University law schools.

“Bob Barker has become a sugar daddy for aspiring animal rights lawyers,” said Bud Pidgeon, USSA president and CEO.  “He is offering seed money to train an entire new generation of those seeking to stop sportsmen’s activities in courts across America.”

The ALDF was founded in 1979 and has dedicated itself to eradicating hunting and trapping.  It supports trapping bans and has done work to have anti-hunters named to state fish and wildlife commissions.

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