The Straits Times
Published on Oct 02, 2012

Bob Barker feted for lifetime of help for animals


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bob Barker has spent millions of dollars helping elephants, bears, chimps and other animals.

For decades when he was host of the TV game show The Price Is Right, he ended every show with a plea to viewers to spay or neuter their pets.

Animal Defenders International (ADI) will present him with the Lord Houghton Award on Oct 13 at a West Hollywood ceremony.

ADI President Jan Creamer says Barker was chosen not only for a lifetime of service, but for his generosity and for repeatedly taking the animal message to Congress.