Stephen Colbert gives PETA a tip o’ his hat…

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

…for making the consumption of “land fish” socially acceptable!
 

 
Mmmmm!

In all seriousness, there has got to be, at the very least, a veg*n sympathizer on The Colbert Report writing staff. Stephen is just too well-versed on animal issues. The Sea Kittens campaign, for example, hasn’t received extensive coverage from the mainstream media (not enough T&A), and yet TCR is aware of the campaign – and even understands it. (Good-natured mocking aside.)

To sweeten the deal, Stephen signed off Thursday’s show with a spin on Bob Barker’s “don’t forget to spay and neuter your pets” signature line:
 

 
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DawnWatch: USA Today on Bob Barker’s animal rights activism 5/14/07

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: May 14, 2007 9:58 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: USA Today on Bob Barker’s animal rights activism 5/14/07

The front page of the Life Section (1D) of the Monday, May 14 edition of USA Today — the most widely distributed newspaper in the US — has a story about Bob Barker. The piece, by William Keck, is headed, “The time is right for Barker; ‘Price Is Right’ host retiring after 50 years in TV game.”

The tender article tells us tales from Barker’s decades as the host of The Price is Right, and also about his marriage. Then a section headed, “For the love of dogs” discusses his animal rights activism. We read about the rabbits who scamper around the upstairs of his house, and the ducks who live in his swimming pool, “who seem to know this home offers sanctuary.”

We read:

“‘The ducks have been coming for years,’ he says, opening the doors to an immaculate green lawn with the Hollywood Hills in the background. ‘Last year, one went behind the shrubbery, built a nest and had 13 babies. Those babies learned to swim, forage in the yard, and we watched them learn to fly. My housekeeper and I would cut food for them and prepare a little buffet. It was a wonderful experience to watch them grow up and fly away one or two at a time.'”

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IDA Writing Alert: Bob Barker pledges money to send LA Zoo elephant to sanctuary

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: In Defense of Animals – takeaction [at] idausa.org
Date: Dec 14, 2006 8:00 AM
Subject: Writing Alert: Bob Barker pledges money to send LA Zoo elephant to sanctuary

The Mercury News and other publications around the country ran stories on a pledge by Bob Barker of $300,000 to care for Ruby, an elephant at Los Angeles Zoo, should she be sent to a sanctuary.

Please write a letter to the editor of the Mercury News (or your local paper if it prints the story) in support of sending Ruby to a sanctuary. Send letters to the Mercury News editor at letters [at] mercurynews.com.

Read Bob Barker pledges money to send LA Zoo elephant to sanctuary online.

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