58-year-old Sam Simon, co-creator of “The Simpsons,” is dying of cancer. By the looks of it, he only has a few months left to live.In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Simon has announced that, before he passes away, he intends to donate his fortune to charity.
While some of the money will be spent on feeding the hungry, a large amount will be donated to animal rights activists and green groups looking to protect biodiversity.
Apparently, PETA and Sea Shepherd are at the top of the list.
“I want medical experiments on animals stopped. They don’t do anything, and they don’t work. Veganism is an answer for almost every problem facing the world in terms of hunger and climate change. It helps people’s health. Meat is the biggest greenhouse gas producer,” Sam Simon reportedly told the magazine.
“There’s also the cruelty and suffering aspect. When people do meatless Mondays, and when people adopt instead of buying a dog, that’s a PETA victory,” he added.
For those unaware, Sam Simon is both an animal rights activist and a philanthropist.
Throughout the years, he has many times teamed up with PETA, Sea Shepherd and other similar organizations to defend animals' rights and promote conservation.
What's more, he has created The Sam Simon Foundation, which is in the business of offering vegan meals to those in need.
The Foundation also operates a free veterinary clinic, and helps find new homes for dogs rescued from shelters.