First, Bob Barker, venerable host of The Price Is Right for the past 34 years, explains his motivation for donating 1 million dollars each to the law schools of Stanford, Columbia, Northwestern, Duke, UCLA and Harvard to fund animal rights law courses. A passionate animal advocate, Bob also set up the DJ & T Foundation in honour of his wife, Dorothy Jo, and his mother, Matilda (Tilly) Valandra, to fund low cost spay/neuter clinics and voucher programs as a way to help relieve animal over population.
Then we speak with Taimie L. Bryant, PhD, professor of law at UCLA who has taught classes in animal law since 1995. In 1998, she was the lead drafter of California state legislation to shift animal sheltering from killing to saving lives. More recently, Professor Bryant is utilizing the literature of social justice activism in feminism and disability rights areas in order to inform activism for animals. In particular, she seeks to combine the approaches of radical feminism and social justice activism in her work on animal protection. She is also developing projects that combine social science with law with funds from a generous endowment by Bob Barker to UCLA Law School for the purpose of animal rights law teaching and scholarship.
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