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Sam Simon: ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator, Humanitarian & Rebel With A Cause


Sam Simon, who was most famous for co-creating The Simpsons, died on Sunday March 8, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California at the age of 59.

He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012 and was told he only had three to six months left to live. That’s when he vowed to give away his fortune believed to be $100 million to charity. Simon made millions every year in royalties from The Simpsons and other producing credits on TV shows like Cheers, Taxi, and The Drew Carey Show.

“I’m not driven by long-term decisions that someone would make if they’re trying to have as much money as they can when they’re 90 years old,” Simon said during an interview for the documentary “Rebel with a Cause:

“I have a limited time on Earth to do what I can do until I’m gone,” he said. “You are a little more aware of it when you’re sick.”

Some who follow the philanthropy world closely said they’d never seen anyone try to unload a fortune quite so fast. Perhaps it was his commitment and love for animal rights that helped extend his fight.

Even a few days before he passed away, Simon was raising awareness about sea animals in captivity. When singer Britney Spears tweeted a photo of herself swimming with dolphins in Las Vegas, Simon responded.

“The dolphins you swim with are captured and killed at Taiji,” he tweeted to his 58,000 followers, referring to the dolphin hunting operations in Taiji, Japan, made famous in the documentary The Cove.
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Simon cared deeply about sea animals and illegal fishing. He donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an activist marine conservation organization that fights against whaling and illegal fishing. The group named a ship after Simon: the MY Sam Simon.

Late last year he also spent some $8,000 to save a bull that was going to be killed because he was suspected of being gay; the 5,000-pound farm animal had failed to breed with any cows. Simon purchased the bull and then made a sizeable donation to a farm to take in “Benjy the gay bull.”

Last August, he paid $50,000 to buy a farm just to be able to rescue some 400 chinchillas and close down the business. Before that, he made a sizeable donation to the animal rights group PETA so they could purchase 17 bears and free them from small concrete pens at roadside zoos in Georgia.

Simon also founded the Sam Simon Foundation, which helps needy families in Los Angeles and veterans. The foundation provides vegan meals to 400 needy families every day in Los Angeles. The group also rescues and trains dogs to help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans diagnosed with PTSD.

Throughout his illness Simon kept his sense of humor, the same quick and sarcastic humor that made him famous.

“Dr. Goldman needed a urine sample, a blood sample, a fecal sample, and a semen sample,” he says in the forthcoming documentary, joking from his hospital bed. “So I just gave him my shorts.”

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Models Joanna Krupa & Katie Cleary Hold Anti-Fur Protest At Kim Kardashian’s Clothing Boutique DASH

 
As animal advocate group Care2 members were protesting the wearing and selling of fur at reality star Kim Kardashian’s Calabasas (Los Angeles) clothing boutique Dash, Kim her sisters and mother Kris jetted off to the Dominican Republic to film their reality show.

Models Joanna Krupa and Katie Cleary were the face of the fur protest along with comedian Andy Dick who joined the ladies to present the Kardashian sisters with a petition from 140,000 Care2 members asking them to stop selling fur and for Kim to stop wearing fur.

It’s easy to see why Kim might not have wanted to be present for the protest, given that she not only loves to wear fur, but was flour-bombed during an initial protest just over a week ago.
In a statement to RadarOnline.com, 32-year-old Polish American model Krupa said: ‘One of the most influential families in the entertainment industry that could help give animals a voice on a large scale are the Kardashians.
‘As a fashion-forward family with their clothing line in stores all over the US, they have the power to influence millions of people around the world.’

Kim and family arrived back in Los Angeles last night to re-launch their store Dash to Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood.

 ‘This weekend Kourt, Khloe, and I all met with designer Jeff Andrews to start working on the new DASH LA store.
‘Since we’ve opened DASH stores in Miami and NYC we decided that we want to re-vamp our west coast store and open a brand new LA location!’

“PETA has tried everything from polite letters to public protests, but Kim Kardashian has not been moved by the news that animals are beaten, electrocuted and even skinned alive for real fur garments,” a PETA spokesman shared with TMZ. “Whoever threw that flour may reach her when our polite appeals did not.”

As a self-described animal lover and dog owner, how could she continue wearing fur — the very same fur from the slaughter of innocent animals? Not wearing fur would speak volumes and dispel the public’s notion of Kardashian’s beauty as only skin deep.

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Taraji P. Henson Bears All For Sexy PETA Ad

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Actress Taraji P. Henson joins a growing list of compassionate celebrities who are speaking up for animals by refusing to wear fur. She bares all in a super sexy ad for PETA’s iconic “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign and shows off her skin to help animals keep theirs.

“I don’t think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period,” Henson proclaims. “End of story.” Suffering and furs go hand in hand. Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages before meeting a painful death. Denied proper veterinary care, they languish with open wounds and sores in cages. These living conditions can cause the animals severe psychological distress, and consequently, many of the animals turn to self-mutilation and cannibalism.

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Taraji P. Henson On The Red Carpet- Nominated For Best Supporting Actress

Henson shares with PETA, “When I realized what went into—not just, we’re not just even talking about a full-length fur coat, I’m talking about just … fur on your gloves or on your jacket or—what goes into making that little piece of fur ripped my heart out. And as humans, we have control. What if someone said, ‘Black skin is the new fur’?”

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Justin Bieber: ‘Animals Can Make U Smile’

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This Grammy-nominated breakthrough artist is taking time out of his busy schedule to star in his second heartwarming PSA (public service announcement) for PETA encouraging people to adopt animals from shelters instead of buying them from breeders or pet stores.

Justin sings the praises of our furry friends in his PSA that reads, “Animals Can Make U Smile. Adopt From Your Local Shelter.” Every year, 6 to 8 million abandoned or stray dogs and cats enter animal shelters—and half of them must be euthanized because of a lack of good homes. Justin wants his fans to know that buying a dog or a cat from a pet store or a breeder takes a home away from a deserving animal waiting in a shelter for a loving family.

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Glee’s Lea Michele Raises Her Voice Against Cruel NYC Horse Drawn Carriages

Glee actor Lea Michele is raising her voice against the cruelty of horse-drawn carriages. In a shocking undercover video, Lea exposes the harsh conditions that these overworked horses are subjected to—all day, every day. The native New Yorker also posed with a rescued horse for a gorgeous PETA ad to help spread the message that horses don’t belong in traffic.

“Imagine for a moment that you’re forced to do hard physical labor all day, seven days a week—whether it’s sweltering hot or freezing cold outside,” Lea says. “At the end of the day, instead of relaxing on [an] easy chair or sleeping in a comfortable bed, you are locked in a tiny closet all night long.” This tortured life is a sad reality for the horses who are used to pull carriages.

During their workday, these horses are forced into dangerous traffic, where they develop respiratory ailments from inhaling exhaust fumes and debilitating leg problems from pounding the hard pavement. They constantly weave between cars and are often spooked by loud noises on the streets. As a result, accidents sometimes occur in which many horses and people are seriously injured or even killed. When not working, these horses are confined to cramped stalls in which they are unable to turn around, stretch their legs, or even lie down comfortably. Don’t get taken for a ride. Join Lea and countless others in boycotting horse-drawn carriages!


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Pamela Anderson ‘Cruelty Doesn’t Fly’


Watch as she strips passengers—of fur, leather, and all animal skins!

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Cloris Leachman Calls For Safe Sex


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