‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Offers $10K Reward after Pit Bull Attacked

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Sam Simon, the animal-lover and co-creator behind the never-ending “Simpsons” cartoon series, is responding to a recent attack on a pit bull by offering a $10K reward for information.

A 2-year-old red and white pit bull mix named Axel was found in Bradenton, Florida with a two-inch-deep gash in his head, apparently inflicted by an ax or machete. The pup immediately underwent surgery where vets found damage to his sinus cavity. Piece of his skull also had to be removed. Despite the attack, those watching Axel says he’s never stopped wagging his tail throughout the ordeal.

The group No Kill Manatee County is funding Axel’s medical care – and has also set-up a Facebook page called “Axel’s Angels” that’s already received over 1, 165 likes.

On the popular nationally syndicated radio showBubba The Love Sponge”, Simon – who runs his own foundation dedicated to rehabilitating and caring for stray dogs – offered the additional $10K reward.

“If this doesn’t flush out this dirt bag, nothing will” said Bubba The Love Sponge, Clem. “Sam Simon is a great man.”

The total now being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible now stands at $13,600.

Anyone with information about the incident, or interested in fostering Axel, can call Manatee County Animal Services at  941-742-5933 ext. 8314. Tips can also be reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at  941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at  1-866-634-TIPS(8477).

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News Link:http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/12/03/simpsons-co-creator-offers-10k-reward-after-pit-bull-attacked/

Bob Barker Launches Campaign to Keep Animals Safe on Film Sets

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Bob Barker and The Simpson’s co-creator Sam Simon have teamed up to spearhead a new animal rights campaign to keep creatures safe from harm on movie and TV sets.

The two celebrities have joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals activists in calling for the reform of the No Animals Harmed… label given to film projects that are given the American Humane Association (AHA)’s stamp of approval whenever horses, dogs, cats and other furry friends are used.

Barker and Simon will stage a press conference to launch the campaign on Thursday, when they will ask AHA officials to investigate claims that animals are being mistreated on sets.

Peta bosses claim the AHA has failed to adequately oversee several recent and current film and TV productions, where animals have been injured and killed.

The campaign launch comes just months after Peta chiefs won a major battle with TV executives at HBO over horse racing drama Luck following the deaths of two horses.

The animal rights activists fought to shut the set down after the tragedies and creators and producers agreed to cease production.

The projects that have come under fire for questionable treatment of animals include The Lone Ranger, There Will Be Blood, Failure to Launch and The Hobbit.

Peta bosses have revealed they received information about the mistreatment of animals on these and other film sets from “whistle-blowers” after they released leaked information about the deaths of the horses on the set of Luck.

Announcing the new campaign to force AHA officials to take action, Peta’s Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo tells WENN, “Moviegoers can’t rely on the assurance that ‘no animals were harmed’ if the very people standing on film sets to safeguard animals are the ones placing animals at risk. The reports of complicity and complacency that Peta has received suggest a broken system that must be fixed immediately, before one more animal is injured or killed”

News Link:-http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/entertainment/Bob+Barker-256738.html

 

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