Bob Barker opens area for HIV-infected chimps
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Retired game show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is opening a new area for five HIV-infected chimpanzees at a sanctuary in Louisiana.
The former host of "The Price Is Right" donated $380,000 to create space at the Chimp Haven.
The animals came from a sanctuary in Texas that closed because of overcrowding and a lack of money. Other sanctuaries took the other animals, but none would take the five because of their illness.
Barker said he learned about the animals from his friend Nancy Burnet, president of United Activists for Animal Rights.