July 19, 2013
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOGnas0My4Q
SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) today released dramatic and horrifying video of a young calf whose neck was apparently snapped during a calf-roping event on the second day of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD).
July 18, 2013
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmCn08vzInU
Individuals concerned about animal welfare are present and legally videotaping rodeo events at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, those individuals filmed numerous cruel and dangerous "jerk downs" of young calves. A jerk down is where the calf is roped around the neck and flipped over backwards, landing on her head, neck or back.
July 9, 2013
Video Released Proving Horse was Electro-shocked 25 Seconds Before He Began to Die
New Jersey – Award-winning animal behavior expert and author, Marc Bekoff called for a ban on using horses in rodeos for “entertainment” on July 8, 2013 in an article posted in Psychology Today. Bekoff called for the ban after viewing video posted by SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness depicting 9-year old horse, Duke convulsing in the arena after being electrically shocked out of the bucking chute. Duke subsequently died. The video of Duke's death has gone viral and has already been viewed more than 100,000 times online.
July 2, 2013
Reno, NV - SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) is calling out Reno Rodeo President John Tipton and rodeo veterinarian, Dr. Joe Coli, on their denials that a horse was struck with a wire rod and electro-shocked in the anus, and endured other abuse during the Friday, June 28 rodeo performance.
July 1, 2013
New Jersey – On Saturday, June 29, 2013, an investigator for SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) attended and filmed at the Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove, NJ.
Video of the horse being shocked and going into convulsions can be seen here:
A number of bucking horses were shocked by a device which is prohibited by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), which sanctions the Cowtown Rodeo.