United Activists for Animal Rights

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United Activists for Animal Rights is an animal rights group led by its president Nancy Burnet and based in California, United States. It was founded in 1987.[1]

United Activists is supported by television personality Bob Barker,[2][3] and the group exposed what they considered their findings of animal cruelty on the set of Project X and in several other media projects together with Barker.[4] However, critics later argued that the accusations were based on rumors and hearsay, such as having seen a cattle prod and a gun on set and having inferred that these had been used to mistreat animals.[5] In relation to these activities, the group, again together with Bob Barker, were also accused (and named in a libel lawsuit) as having engaged in a two-year 'vendetta' against the American Humane Association for allegedly condoning animal cruelty.[6] In a series of public ads along with the $10 million libel suit, the Humane Association accused Barker and the group of attacking them (and a number of media projects) based on insufficient and misleading information.[5]

Barker has also helped fund other animal rights groups, including the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose new vessel Bob Barker carries a helicopter named after United Activists' president Nancy Burnet.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Activists for Animal Rights | Society, Social Assistance & Lifestyle > Animals & Society from". AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Making a Difference, Bob Barker’s Way". Looktothestars.org. June 21, 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  3. ^ Host's passion for pets more bit than bark - Variety, Sunday 17 September 2006
  4. ^ "More than a Game (Bob Barker): Celebrities Helping Pets: How You Can Help Pets". Petfinder.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  5. ^ a b "Speaking Up for 'Abused' Animals, Bob Barker Is Hit with a Lawsuit". People 32 (12). September 18, 1989. 
  6. ^ "Game Show Host Sued For Libel". The Spokesman-Review. August 31, 1989. p. A7. 
  7. ^ "The Time is Right for Bob Barker to Rescue the Whales". Sea Shepherd. January 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-09.