When Troy Gentry, of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, pled guilty to a crime resulting from the horrendous slaughter of a tame bear inside a one-acre electrified enclosure, he probably thought that everyone would soon forget about his cowardly and dishonorable act. He was wrong. Click here to learn more and watch Troy Gentry kill a tame bear.
According to reports, Tom Cruise is going to star as a rodeo champ in a movie entitled "Paper Wings". The only thing he will be championing however, is sheer animal cruelty. Rodeos are brutal and commit horrific acts of violence against animals.
In July 2007 the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, one of the cruelest rodeos in the world, once again brutalized, maimed and dragged many animals to certain death in the name of mindless "entertainment". In an effort to bring a wider audience in to the rodeo, CFD booked Def Leppard-especially surprising because the rock group has vegetarian members, one of whom even made a PSA for an animal advocacy organization. Click here to contact Def Leppard about this tangle of hypocrisy and abuse.
For a segment that aired in May 2008, Matt Lauer joined in with the so-called bullfighters at the Houston Rodeo. The Today Show's "dangerous jobs" segment played more like a piece of engineered rodeo propaganda than journalism of any kind.
On March 9, 2008, Miley Cyrus played to a sold out crowd of 73,459 people in Houston, Texas. Unfortunately a concert is not the only thing that took place that afternoon. Before Miley Cyrus took the stage, baby animals were clotheslined and slammed to the ground as part of the "family entertainment".