Simpsons co-creator rescues bears
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 11:47 AM -
Seventeen grizzly and black bears were brought to a new home, courtesy of Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon.
Simon left The Simpsons by 1993, but gets millions of dollars in royalties. When Simon was diagnosed with cancer in November 2012, he turned his loved for animals into his personal project. With the help of PETA, Simon has been using his money to buy up zoos and circuses that don't offer the animals a proper living situation.
The rescued grizzlies and black bears will live in an animal sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado.
One of 17 bears rescued from roadside bear park with help of The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon. pic.twitter.com/cML09DcE3q— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) January 16, 2014
A Canadian Connection
Simon's animal activism found its way into Canada recently. Roughly a month ago Sam Simon and actress Pamela Anderson made their way into St. John's, N.L. to offer a $1 million cheque to the Canadian Sealers Association. He said his intention was to respectfully encourage governments to change seal hunt legislation, while protecting aboriginal hunts. The association office's were closed at the time but some locals considered the offer ignorant and insulting.
I must be the first guy that showed up with a giant heck and had it turned down. pic.twitter.com/92k2BgZ7AE— Sam Simon (@simonsam) December 19, 2013