Champion riders seen shocking horses at Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo

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SHARK PRESS RELEASE (Dec. 13, 2012) -- SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) has uncovered stunning evidence of horses being shocked out of the bucking chute at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) being held in Las Vegas this week. Shocking horses is against the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's bylaws and rules, the only exception being… Continue reading Champion riders seen shocking horses at Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo

New video of horse shocking at Reno Rodeo

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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… Continue reading New video of horse shocking at Reno Rodeo

Sheryl Crow criticized for wild horses donation following rodeo performance

As reported by THE HUFFINGTON POST via MARTIN GRIFFITHS at the Associated Press: RENO, Nev. (Jul. 10, 2011) — Sheryl Crow, hailed as a champion of wild horses that roam the range in the West, has been criticized by a national animal rights group that is calling her a hypocrite for performing at a Wyoming… Continue reading Sheryl Crow criticized for wild horses donation following rodeo performance

Group slams use of shock devices on CNFR horses

© Associated Press Release CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An animal-rights group has posted a video showing horses being shocked with electric prods at the College National Finals Rodeo. The event's stock contractor says the prods were used within rodeo rules. Illinois-based Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) says it filmed the video Thursday during bareback-riding… Continue reading Group slams use of shock devices on CNFR horses

Rodeo abuse: Colorado (from SHARK)

SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness) writes: I hope you are all wearing hip boots, cause it's getting pretty deep in Denver, and I'm not talking about the snow. A fourth article has come out about the Denver National Western Rodeo. This article exposes that, contrary to claims from Colorado State Veterinarian, and infamous elk… Continue reading Rodeo abuse: Colorado (from SHARK)

SHARK takes a bite out of rodeos

The following has been excerpted from SHARK's newsletter: The website of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) has an article bragging that the rodeo mafia, along with rodeo sponsor Boyd Gaming, which owns and operates casinos in Las Vegas and other parts of the country, has sufficient influence on the U.S. armed services to induce… Continue reading SHARK takes a bite out of rodeos