Hollywood mogul Simon buys fur farm with animal rights activists

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, looks at cages at a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA in VistaBy Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, has bought a chinchilla farm in Southern California as part of a drive by animal rights activists to close the breeding facility. In what all parties described as a "win-win" deal, 90-year-old owner Lurlie Adams was able to offload the farm she did not want any more to Simon for $50,000. The San Diego Humane Society also received a $100,000 donation from Simon to care for the furry animals, which will be offered to new homes at a cost of $25 each. Activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which helped broker Tuesday's sale behind the scenes, hailed the closure of one of California's largest breeders of chinchillas.


August 20, 2014 11:05 pm

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