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Hollywood mogul Simon buys fur farm with animal rights activists

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, looks at cages at a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, looks at cages at a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter...more

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, looks at cages at a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, talks while visiting a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, talks while visiting a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter...more

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, talks while visiting a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon (C), arrives to view a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon (C), arrives to view a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter...more

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon (C), arrives to view a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, smiles while visiting a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, smiles while visiting a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and...more

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, smiles while visiting a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Humane Society workers move cages as Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, tours a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and  shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Humane Society workers move cages as Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, tours a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400...more

Humane Society workers move cages as Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, tours a chinchilla farm after he financed the purchase of the facility by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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