by MARK ROBINSON
Cross-posted from the Reno Gazette-Journal
The group SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness, or SHARK, has released another video about shocking of horses at the Reno Rodeo.
You may remember this passage from the original post about horse shocking at the 2012 event:
[Rodeo spokesman Steve] Schroeder wouldn’t name the person [seen shocking horses in the undercover video] but said, “He will no longer be invited to the Reno Rodeo and won’t be allowed on the grounds.”
The shocker was identified as working for the livestock subcontractor Big Bend/Flying Five Rodeo Co., which couldn’t be reached for comment.
Schroeder expects that person and the subcontractor to be fined.
SHARK says it has tracked down this person, which the group identified as Donny Castle. It says he was employed by the main provider of livestock to the Reno Rodeo, Flying U, run by Reno and Cotton Rosser (yes, their first names are Reno and Cotton).
The SHARK video says:
Donny Castle doesn’t work for an obscure subcontractor from Washington state who won’t be invited back to the Reno Rodeo. Donny Castle works for the Rossers, the stock contractor of record for the Reno Rodeo. So did the Rossers lie to the Reno Rodeo committee or was the committee involved in the coverup? The way to tell will be if Reno and Cotton Rosser and are back in Reno in 2013. If they are, then the Reno Rodeo committee’s investigation was a hoax. My bet is that the Rossers will be in Reno in 2013.
The video also claims more people than just Castle shocked horses at the 2012 Reno Rodeo and that at least one judge knew it was happening. It gives footage that it says proves this.
Watch the new video here: