Bob Barker Says He’s “Ashamed” of The Price is Right Over Stampede Prize Package

Don't look for TV icon Bob Barker to come on down for The Price Is Right's 40th anniversary special, hosted by Drew Carey on Sept. 4 According to this week's TV Guide, the 88-year-old animal rights activist is furious with the CBS game show for giving out a prize package including a trip to the Calgary Stampede. Said Barker to TV Guide's Michael Logan:

"I am ashamed of the show and surprised at their complete disregard for the welfare of animals," says the 88-year-old Barker. "Were I still there, [such a] prize would never have been considered. We never did anything that condoned animal cruelty. Apparently, things have changed."

Do you feel TPIR should have continued Barker's animal rights campaigning following his retirement from the series? Let us know what you think in the comments!

For more of what Barker has to say, pick up the Sept. 3-9 issue of TV Guide!

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11 Responses

  1. Profile photo of ghalltheway

    I don’t think that this is the first time that he has complained about them giving away a try to the Calgary Stampede. I live here in Calgary and the Stampede is not bad.

    The last package that they gave away wasn’t even used by the people who won it.

  2. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I’m a vegan Canadian who went to Calgary when I was a kid, but I had no interest in going to the Stampede (my family went without me…I stayed home with my uncle and watched The Watergate Hearings…now you can do the math). ;-)

    Regardless, I have to say Bob Barker, go sit and spin on a T-Bone. The Stampede has had some accidents where animals were killed, but the owners of those animals practically went into mourning over what they called tragedies. No one is mistreating animals at The Calgary Stampede, but it’s all or nothing with this PETA-type fascists. Eff-em and eff him, in particular.


    Have a burger. I won’t, but YOU can! :-)

  3. Profile photo of siomonstuart2003

    bob Barker is no angel himself, was he sexual harassing the models and that was why they filed lawsuits against him and CBS? So he shouldn’t act like his stuff don’t stink anyway, smdh. I like Drew as the host of TPIR.

  4. Profile photo of blake3b

    I agree with Bob, and I love that he’s such an animal rights activist and uses his celebrity for good. Glad to see him bringing this to light.

    And I agree about Drew Carey not being a good host. The show is not the same since Bob Barker left. In fact I don’t watch any game shows anymore. The hosts aren’t as interesting as they used to be, now anyone can do it and does.

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    Angie Lucy

    At first, Drew was just saying (sometimes mumbling) have your pets spayed and neutered, it’s important. Now he does the whole line.

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Bob being disappointed that the show isn’t keeping up his legacy. It’s not like he hosted for 6 months and is now throwing shade. He built that brand for 35 years. I think he’s allowed to say if he thinks the show has changed course and in which direction. It doesn’t mean the show has to do anything in response.

  6. Profile photo of SZima

    The show sucks/sucked with both hosts.

    Bob should just get over it. He’s not the host anymore, so really, why is he commenting? The show has every right to do whatever they want. Bob didn’t create it, he just hosted it.

    And yes, he did sexually harass the hostesses. So STFU.

  7. Profile photo of sponge89

    Bob Barker needs to take a trip to Calgary and visit the Stampede as he has been invited to do. No one takes better care of their animals than the Stampede. Yes, there are accidents and it’s heartbreaking but the animals love it and the Stampede and the various owners of the animals take the best care of them and make all the rodeo and Chuckwagon events as safe as possible.

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