Marine conservation group honors Bob Barker, who funded anti-whaling ship staff KABC logo
Monday, August 28, 2023
Animal groups, Hollywood Museum pay tribute to Bob Barker
Sea Shepherd is honoring Bob Barker, who helped purchase an anti-whaling ship for the conservation group years ago.

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Animal activists, conservationists and TV fans are paying tribute to Bob Barker, after the long-time host of "The Price is Right" died this weekend at age 99.

Besides his decades as a TV host, Barker was known as a prominent supporter of animal rights. He donated millions of dollars to the cause and ended each show with a reminder to get pets spayed and neutered.

Sea Shepherd, a nonprofit marine conservation organization, flew flags at half-mast on all its ships to honor Barker. The ship Age of Union sounded its horn for a minute in tribute.

Back in 2009, Barker donated substantial funds to the organization to help secure a vessel, which was then named in his honor. The Bob Barker was dedicated to shutting down whaling in the Antarctic.

Bob Barker, longtime host of 'The Price Is Right' and animal-rights activist, dies at 99

Bob Barker, the beloved longtime host of the popular TV game show "The Price Is Right," has died, he was 99.

In the meantime, closer to home the Hollywood Museum has a new exhibit on display: "Bob Barker: 100 Years."

Barker would have turned 100 in December.