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Barnyard Scramble or Trample?

June 5, 2013 

On May 5th, 2013 SHARK attended the Riverdale Rodeo in California and videotaped the “Barnyard Scramble” event. The “Barnyard Scramble” or should I say “Barnyard Trample,” is where a large group of stampeding children are let loose in an arena filled with small, terrified animals.

 

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SHARK Inspired Senate Bills

April 8, 2013

It is easy to get disillusioned in the animal protection movement but today I am proud to say that SHARK investigations have prompted not one but THREE senate bills. VA SB1532, inspired by our camera drone being shot at over a live pigeon shoot, seeks to criminalize groups using camera drones to track animal abusing hunters.

But recent information coming to light suggests there is more to this bill then meets the eye.  The bill would also protect fox penning, where a wild fox or coyote is put in a pen and then attacked by a pack of hunting dogs for “entertainment.” Virginia Senator Frank M. Ruff who proposed this bill represents Mecklenburg County where five of these despicable clubs operate.

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What Does Rodeo Teach Young People?

April 6, 2013

Steve Hindi posted a video where he talks about a telephone call he received today and then he plays the call:

The Cruel Politics of Rodeo

March 20, 2013

Have you ever wondered why SHARK’s footage of obvious animal cruelty at rodeos doesn't result in more prosecutions? The Reno Rodeo released a photograph for the press this month that does a great job of shedding some light on this issue. 

                            Reno Rodeo at the Nevada Legislature

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Do Lawmakers Side With Animal Abusers?

March 7, 2013

Hot on the trail of the anti-drone bill namely, Virginia State Senate Bill 954 I blogged about a few weeks ago, comes another more insidious bill from ANOTHER republican senator, Chapin Rose of Illinois. Senator Rose has introduced SB1532 which would amend the Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act to the extent the Department of Agriculture can prosecute anyone who, making a complaint under said act is determined to have done so with, “intent to harass the person or entity.”

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Coca-Cola: Blind to its Own Policy

February 14, 2013

In a recent interview with CNN, Coca-Cola’s CEO Muhtar Kent stated, “I think we have to evolve it [capitalism] to make sure it is better socially connected to the people’s wishes and needs to create a better harmony in the world.”

Well we at SHARK have news for you Mr. Kent, sponsoring animal abuse events such as you do at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, Reno Rodeo, and Pendleton Rodeo amongst many others (http://www.cokecruelty.com) is not moving forward to creating a more harmonious world or paying attention to the people’s wishes.

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The NRA – Training a New Generation of Sociopaths

February 10, 2013

A few months ago, SHARK documented some of the worst animal abuse seen to date at the Wing Pointe shooting club. Alarmingly, the abuse occurred at the hands of two young individuals who appeared to derive great amusement at their extreme callousness. 

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