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PETA’s New Bob Barker Building Opens in L.A.

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Last night in Tinseltown, celebrities crowded onto the red carpet while photographers’ flashbulbs went off like fireworks. But it wasn’t the premiere of a new movie. It was the grand opening of the Bob Barker Building, PETA’s new West Coast headquarters, located in L.A.’s Echo Park.

The famed game show host and animal defender extraordinaire was on hand to toast his namesake building, an expansion that will allow PETA’s Communications Department to be in the midst of the many celebrities who help promote our work. peta2 is also setting up shop in the all-vegan, dog-friendly space to carry out its teen and college outreach from the entertainment and culture capital of the world. And the Marketing and International Grassroots Campaigns departments will organize PETA’s international actions for animal protection from within the 82-year-old structure, now freshly renovated to be eco-friendly.

At the star-studded grand opening were Christian Serratos, Stephanie Pratt, Moby, Kate del Castillo, Sasha Grey, Renee Olstead, Fivel Stewart, Diane Warren, and the stars of Doin’ It for Love. Guests enjoyed vegan food from Echo Park’s own Mohawk Bend, Elf Café, and Sage Organic Vegan Bistro on the rooftop of the Bob Barker Building, which offers a picturesque view of the Hollywood sign from one side and the twinkling lights of downtown L.A. from the other.

The man of the hour, Bob Barker, told reporters, “I support a long list of organizations, but I support PETA because I think that internationally it is probably the most productive of all animal-oriented organizations. And it doesn’t just try to help animals—it really produces. I think you get more for your dollar invested in PETA than you do [with] most any other organization.”

This post originally appears on The PETA Files.

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    Marcia says...

    March 16th, 2012, 9:27 pm

    So much gratitude due to Mr. Barker. I only wish there were more who followed his example.

    Joan Squires says...

    March 17th, 2012, 12:23 am

    Mr. Barker is an inspiration to everyone who loves animals! He will always be remembered for the generous support he has given to organizations like Peta and Sea Shepherd. God bless you Mr. Barker!!!!

    Cristina says...

    March 17th, 2012, 6:02 am

    Bob Barker rules!

    Y.D. Jordan says...

    March 17th, 2012, 12:34 pm

    Wish I could be there, but I live on the East Coast (NJ)

    SteveAvila says...

    March 17th, 2012, 4:35 pm

    ..”Let’s Make a Deal” and support Bob and PETA in this endeavor!

    Cindy Wines says...

    March 18th, 2012, 12:27 am

    Dear Bob:
    Thank you, thank you for all you do.You are a wonderful help to Pat Derby at PAWS, helping the poor trapped Orca whales at SeaWorld, donating the fast boat too the Sea Shepard that help defend the whales in the ocean. YOu are so good. I wish you would live forever. Thanks for offering the $500,000 here in Tucson for Connie and Shaba. I hope the San Diego Zoo really honors them staying together. Bless you, Bob Barker.

    Jana says...

    March 18th, 2012, 4:54 pm

    A real consistent fighter for the welfare of animals and mammals. A generous and gracious man. Thank you Bob.

    Paula says...

    March 18th, 2012, 6:35 pm

    THANKS BOB WE LOVE YOU AS A GREAT HUMAN THAT IS HUMANE TO ANIMALS.

    Eileen Goodman says...

    March 31st, 2012, 11:52 pm

    My thanks, too, to the wonderful, humane, generous Bob Barker.
    My nominations for a Nobel Peace Prize would be Bob Barker, PETA,
    and the Sea Shepherd’s crew. Seriously. It’s time we honored those who
    care about animals and their welfare.
    Also, something should be done immediately to stop the live pigeon shoots
    that still seem to go on in Pennsylvania. Loathsome and disgusting!
    This kind of cowardly hunting, including other canned hunts, should be
    permanently banned and criminalized.
    Thank you Peta, and thank you Mr. Barker!!!

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