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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.

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Letter about Bob Barker

Poughkeepsie Journal
Letter to the Editor

Reading your article about Bob Barker's taping his last show brought back memories of being a contestant in the early 70's. Looking up his on-line biography I came across this:

"During the first ten years of The Price Is Right, fur coats were often featured as prizes. After Barker became involved in animal rights, he insisted that the show not offer prizes that harmed animals, a demand to which CBS agreed; animals and fur coats have not since been offered on the program. Barker also forbids the re-airing of older episodes in which fur coats and live animals are offered".

So you will never see the re-run of me winning a mink stole, but that's good as I long ago gave up wearing it and and no longer wear or consume any animal products.

Bob Barker has been a vegetarian since 1979 and works to end cruelty to all animals, not just the companion animals that he reminds people to spay and neuter (the sign off he uses at the end of his show). Through his efforts, many law schools now offer coursed in animal rights.

I am sure he will continue his work with In Defense of Animals and other organizations who speak for those who have no voice.

Roberta Schiff
Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society

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