Jorja Fox Plus Exclusive Bob Barker About Getting Honored at Animal Defenders Gala

Los Angeles, CA (September 12, 2012)Bob Barker (Emmy award-winning host of ‘The Price is Right’ and philanthropist) and Jorja Fox (‘CSI’s’Sarah Sidle) will be honored at a special lion-themed night in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday October 13th by Animal Defenders International (ADI). The celebrity-studded event is ticket only, starting at $150, with $500 tickets being a VIP champagne reception. Tickets are available at

Lion Ark Night will be themed around last year’s huge ADI Operation Lion Ark rescue mission of 29 circus lions from Bolivia to the U.S., which is currently being made into a feature length documentary.

After ADI undercover investigations secured a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia, the ADI team returned to track down and raid the remaining circuses defying the law. Every animal was rescued, with 29 lions airlifted by ADI to safety in the USA. 

The gala evening, at a private home in the Hollywood Hills, will feature a preview of scenes from the forthcoming movie Lion Ark introduced by ADI founders Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips, who led the dramatic rescue mission in Bolivia.

During the evening’s award ceremony, a lifetime achievement award will be presented to TV host and philanthropist Bob Barker – the 2012 recipient of the international Lord Houghton Award for Services to Animal Welfare. ADI nominates a single recipient every four years.

Jorja Fox will receive the ADI Animal Champion Award for her work to protect animals used in entertainment.

ADI promises exhilarating evening with music, vegan hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, spirits, art, speakers, and a glimpse of Lion Ark the movie.

Bob Barker Gives Exclusive

Barker, who is a keen animal advocate, financed the $2million operation to remove and rehome all of Bolivia’s circus animals, culminating in the Lion Ark.

‘They will be the happiest little babies you ever met,’ Barker told reporters.

Barker said he hopes someday no circuses will have animal acts.