A source close to Ben also somewhat supports this in a less straightforward way by saying
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The price certainly was right for Bob Barker when it came to saving three elephants.
The former Price Is Right host paid out of his own pocket (almost $1,000,000!) to move three elephants from a zoo in Canada to the Performing Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS) sanctuary in San Andreas, CA.
The elephants are now free to roam around their 2,000-acre reserve!
Bob just couldn't let those elephants rot at the zoo, saying:
Mercy For Animals is a great organization, fighting for animal rights.
They're a non-profit who always has animals' best interest in mind.
They describe themselves on their website, saying:
"MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve. We serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy."
That's ahmayzing! They sound like a great organization.
They recently held an event called "Free To Be" at a private estate in Beverly Hills and the stars reallllly came out that night!!
Drew Carey, Bob Barker, and Jennifer Tilly are just a few of the famous folks who came out to support the animals.
These caring celebs are doing their part to prevent cruelty and promote healthier, more compassionate food choices.
What have U done for the animals??
Check out some more pics (below) of some of the celebrity guests.
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Instead of using live babies, obvi, the university needed a stand-in… so they went with live cats!!
Most schools use mannequins for training, instead of poor, sedated kitties, so Bob tried to get them to switch.
He offered the school $75,000 to change to state-of-the-art simulators, if they'd stop using cats…
Bob Barker is one serious animal advocate!
But now, instead of asking pet owners to make sure their animals get spayed or neutered, Bob is campaigning on behalf of pigeons.
In Pennsylvania, a barbaric event takes place… live pigeon shoots!
People go to literally shoot at live pigeons as targets.
What's awful is that many of the birds aren't instantly killed.
They're left to wallow on the ground, many drowning in their own blood. Some take hours to die.
It's all just so terrible.
Check out the video (above) to hear Bob's plea and see some GRAPHIC footage from an actual live shooting event.
Bob Barker loves helping animals of all sizes!
Three aging elephants - Toka, Thika and Iringa - currently reside at the Toronto Zoo, but it is getting to the point where the zookeepers, animal activists, and Bob Barker want to retire them over at California.
But that's a long trek!
And Elephants can't drive, so it isn't like they can go on a road trip.
Luckily, Canadians are known for their generosity - so the elephants will be getting an air lift from the Royal Canadian Air Force C-17.
And they'll get by with a little help from Mr. Barker!
The former Price Is Right host is now going up against Arkansas, Indiana, New Mexico, Nebraska, Tennessee and Pennsylvania because congressmen in those states are considering bills that would keep people who commit animal cruelty under wraps.