Praise Hollywood Mogul for Closing Down Chinchilla Farm


Target: Sam Simon, Co-Creator of The Simpsons

Goal: Thank well-known activist for purchasing a chinchilla farm for the sole purpose of closing it permanently

Sam Simon, co-creator of the well-known American cartoon show The Simpsons, has purchased a chinchilla farm in California as part of a three-year initiative by California animal rights activists to close the breeding facility down for good. Finally, the owner of the farm agreed to sell it to Sam Simon for $50,000. Not only did Simon buy the farm, he also donated $100,000 to the San Diego Humane Society so that it could care for the hundreds of rescued chinchillas, which will be sold to the public for $25 dollars each at a later date.

According to Reuters, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was working with Simon to close the deal. PETA was thrilled that it was able to help close one of the biggest chinchilla farms in California. PETA has reportedly been trying to get the owners to sell the farm for the last three years.

Simon has been very involved and active in his philanthropy work and is especially keen on animal rights causes. The chinchillas he rescued are being brought to the San Diego Humane Society to be cleaned and examined for any health problems. Presently, over 400 chinchillas are waiting to be examined in hopes of being adopted.

Please sign this petition to thank Sam Simon and PETA for closing down of the biggest animal farms in California, saving hundreds of innocent animals from being skinned for their fur or bred into suffering on an overcrowded farm.


Dear Sam Simon,

Besides your great work on television shows like The Simpsons and Cheers, we want to thank you for your generous contribution to help the animal activist community buy the chinchilla farm in San Diego. You helped close down one of the biggest chinchilla farms in southern California. You also generously gave an extra $100,000 to the San Diego Humane Society. That money will surely help the shelter care and nurture these animals and get them ready for their new homes. Your selfless act has saved over 400 animals from a horrible life.

These precious animals deserve to live a good life with a loving family, not to be skinned for their fur or be bred into suffering on an overcrowded animal farm. Thank you for compassionate nature and your kindness.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jaime E. Jiménez via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Heather B. says:


  2. Delores Parker says:

    This story made my day!

  3. Barbara Griffith says:

    At least they were saved. It takes almost a hundred skins to make a full length chinchilla coat that sells for thousands of dollars. These animals are really not very big and very cute. Be sure to check them out when they are put up for adoption. There are breeders on line that raise them for pets they would be a good source of information about them and what to feed them if your interested in adopting one. I would think they would know more about them than the Animal Shelter would. I just wanted to add too that there are at least 275 fur farms operating in the US. There must be a lot of fools out there that like wearing animal skins because somebody is buying them.

  4. Thank you for saving their lives

  5. he also donated $100,000 to the San Diego Humane Society so that it could care for the hundreds of rescued chinchillas, which will be sold to the public for $25 dollars each at a later date.
    Why are the Chinchillas going to be sold for $25.00 each, why not give money to a sanctuary to care for them.
    peta would’ve just killed them.

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