Additional SHARK commentary in bold italic quotes.
November 18, 2006
Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
By Jodi Rogstad
CHEYENNE - After an incident at Cheyenne Frontier Days in July, the city has asked CFD officials to contact experts about using electric prods during the rodeo to ensure they do not cause animals to suffer.
After reviewing videos of the 2007 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo from SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), Grammy-winning Rob Thomas and Grammy and American Music Award nominated Matchbox Twenty have decided to withdraw from the entertainment line-up.
The Swire Coca-Cola bottling company sponsors the Reno, Pendleton Round-Up, and Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeos. SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) has documented extreme animal cruelty at these rodeos. Some of these abuses include horse shocking, horse tripping and calf jerk-downs leading to serious injuries and death as at the 2009 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo where a horse called Strawberry Fudge was killed.
Carrie cancels performance at the 2006 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo!