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Statement of Peggy Larson, DVM Regarding CFD
Click below to read the complete statement from Peggy Larson, DVM, MS (Pathology), JD as she evaluates the video evidence of animal injuries at Cheyenne:
I grew up on a farm/ranch in North Dakota. I rode bareback broncs on the Indian Circuit for two years. As a former ranch veterinarian, I evaluated and treated livestock for 8 years. After watching these videos of animals being injured at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, every injury should have been evaluated by a veterinarian....
Comments Needed from Vets and Vet Techs
As the nearly two weeks of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD) dragged on, we watched the list of victims rise, from a few the first day to a few dozen by the end of the hellish event.
Seven animals required veterinary care, according to the tiny statement embedded in a self-serving CFD press release. The information preceding the bogus injury figure had to do with finances, the stuff that really matters to these phony cowboys.
We probably shouldn't have been surprised when CFD's nonsensical injury claim came out, but I was stunned.
Seven animals? What about the dozens of animals we documented suffering from injuries such as broken legs, broken horns, hobbling on three legs, knocked out, staggering around, and other injuries we couldn't even begin to guess? No wonder CFD officials refused to produce a detailed report of animal injuries and deaths.
Yesterday we took action to get down to the bottom of the lie. The President of SHARK, Steve Hindi, contacted Cheyenne Police Chief Robert Fecht and requested an investigation for criminal neglect. Our documentation shows dozens of animals injured, while CFD claims only seven received care. That screams neglect. Chief Fecht said he would investigate, so for now we will wait and see what happens.
Meanwhile, we have posted two videos on YouTube showing twenty-four of the approximately fifty cases of documented animal injuries so you can see them for yourself. We are requesting that Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians send us their observations, and let us know which of these animals they feel should have received veterinary care. We will post those opinions on ShameOnCheyenne.com and perhaps some other SHARK rodeo sites also.
You can see the videos for yourself below:
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