SHARK sues Salinas rodeo, head veterinarian

Salinas, Calif. — SHARK is suing the California Rodeo Salinas – the largest rodeo in California and one of the largest rodeos in the U.S. – for failing to report animal injuries to the state veterinary medical board, as required under California law.

“California law requires the reporting of rodeo animal injuries,” said Steve Hindi, founder and president of SHARK. “The intent was to make rodeos transparent. Instead, the law has not been enforced, but rather, manipulated to make rodeos appear harmless."

Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed the suit (12-17-14) in Monterey County Superior Court on behalf of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness). Also named as a defendant is California Rodeo Salinas head veterinarian Tim Eastman.

Read the rest of SHARK's press release here. 

Read the media coverage here.

Read the full lawsuit here.