SHARK is very pleased to announce that, after a relentless 3-year, non-violent campaign waged against Jim Inhofe, US Senator from Oklahoma, he will no longer hold cruel live pigeon shoots as political fundraisers! This is an extraordinary victory, as we took on a powerful and corrupt politician in his home state, one that others were afraid to go after, and we defeated him in just three years.
The 2017 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo has begun and so have the animal injuries and deaths. CFD is continuing to violate both the rules of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and their own rules by allowing cruel and deadly "jerk-downs" to occur.
Calf Injured, Cruel Jerk-Downs at the 2017 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo
By Steve Hindi
February 14, 2017
The effort to ban the brutally cruel practice of use bow and arrow to slaughter cownose rays continues to move forward. That’s the good news. On February 13, the Associated Press ran a story that included the following:
"Animal rights organizations, including the Humane Society and the Save the Rays coalition, say the contests are inhumane and harmful to the environment." (LINK)
One thing needs to be made perfectly clear. The Humane Society of the United States has never participated in documenting the ray slaughter. Two groups were involved in documenting the slaughter - SHARK and Fish Feel. It was SHARK cameras that filmed the slaughter from a rented boat the first year, with SHARK and Fish Feel personnel at the weigh stations where more images of gore were shot.
Last week we released a video detailing the electroshocking of horses at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), which was held in Las Vegas in the first ten days of December. Using the video that was aired on the CBS Sports Network, we were able to discover a number of instances when rodeo personnel used an electro-shocking device on horses.