On February 11, former game show host, anti-hunter/animal rights activist Bob Barker donated $1 million towards the creation of an undergraduate animal ethics class at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.
Barker, a 1947 graduate of the University has been a long-time anti-hunting and trapping activist and spent several months coordinating the class structure with Patricia McEachern, an associate professor of French at the university. Obviously, a former game show host and French teacher are qualified to develop such a course of study through their years of research (or lack thereof.)
This is not the first time Barker has pushed the animal rights agenda. Barker hosted the Miss USA pageant in 1987, and asked producers to stop using fur coats. He resigned from hosting the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants a year later when producers would not stop using fur coats as prizes.
The course will be offered as a semester-long class beginning in either fall of 2009 or spring of 2010. Various pro-animal rights faculty are enthusiastic about teaching the new course. It just goes to show that it doesn't take science, biology or years of research to institute/influence college curriculum any more.........just being famous and having $1 million is all it takes.
Am I the only one disgusted by this? I'm just glad none of my children attend this storied hall of higher learning.