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Paul Harvey Harnessed Air Waves to Help Animals

Written by PETA | March 2, 2009
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Paul Harvey

It’s with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Harvey—a man who for decades used his voice to speak up against the injustices suffered by animals.

As America’s most listened-to radio personality, Mr. Harvey formed a connection with his audience like none other. His quirky delivery style and fascinating tidbits drew in a loyal audience of more than 25 million listeners.

Mr. Harvey used his popular radio show to call attention to cruelty to animals on numerous occasions, earning him a PETA Humanitarian Award and my unending admiration. Mr. Harvey often told his listeners of the cruelty, redundancy, and worthlessness of animal experiments and spoke out forcefully in support of animal rights activists. Fearlessly opinionated, he criticized the Boy Scouts and the military for killing animals in survival exercises and educated public about the cruelty inherent in circuses.

One of our fondest memories is the day he denounced the National Institutes of Health for funding a researcher who gave baboons hallucinogenic drugs and shocked them until they went into convulsions, resulting in brain damage. His determination to open his listeners’ eyes to the gut-wrenching facts about testing on animals changed millions of minds and saved countless animals’ lives.

While Mr. Harvey’s powerful voice is now silent, the people he touched will continue to spread his message of compassion for animals.

Written by Kathy Guillermo

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  • Saucy says:

    Your loss is felt deeply here on these pages. The National Institute of Health needs to be held responsable for their crimes against animals and ripping off the American public. May the TRUMPETS SOUND IN HEAVEN and may your kindhearted and wise words be received by ANGELS.

  • lynda downie says:

    What a good guy and what a loss! Thank you Mr. Harvey.

  • Aneliese says:

    Rest in peace Paul Harvey.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Paul Harvey was a genuine compassionate conservative evidenced by his deep concern for the humane treatment of animals.

  • roxanne says:

    RIP Mr. Harvey. I am sorry for our loss we need more of you. your compassion will be remembered forever. lots of love

  • Rachel A says:

    God bless you Paul Harvey. We all fight for the day when no animals suffer in these hideous labs but you were in a better position than most to spread the word and you took full advantage of that… thank you.

  • samantha says:

    RIP Mr Harvey. On behalf of those precious creatures without a voice thank you.