He may already have an excellent record when animal activism, but “The Simpsons” co-creator, Sam Simon, has done it again. With a little behind-the-scenes help from PETA, he recently purchased a working chinchilla farm in order to rescue its furry residents.
Simon — who has a long history of involvement with animal charities such as Sea Shepherd – is said to have paid $50,000 to buy the farm from its 90-year-old owner, Lurlie Adams, who has signed a contract to say that her land will never again be used to raise Chinchillas.
According to Reuters, Simon walked through the rows of cages, saying to the animals, “This is your last day of abuse. This is your first day of freedom.”
He also took to Twitter to talk about the experience, posting the following photo, along with the caption, “It was a hellhole.”
All 425 rescued chinchillas were taken to the Oceanside…