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