Barker fights for pet sterilization law in L.A.


Bob Barker is urging the Los Angeles City Council to pass an ordinance requiring the spaying and neutering of pet cats and dogs by the time they are four months old.

The retired game show host spoke to the council Friday to such enthusiastic support of backers that the council president had to caution that too much applause would eat into the time allotted for public comment.

Barker responded by saying, "That's the most beautiful sound I've heard in months since I left 'Price is Right.' "

The meeting continued with speakers on both sides of the issue.

The sterilization law would have exceptions including for licensed breeders and show animals.