SHARK's Video Weapon Against Cruelty: The "Tiger" Is On The Prowl
It's called "The Tiger" because it's on the prowl for animal abuse, and sends its prey scurrying for cover from coast to coast.
There isn't anything subtle about this monster. The high-mounted, one hundred inch video screens see to that. The cries of animal victims are inescapable as the Tiger exposes issues of animal abuse. Rodeos, bullfighting, furs, circuses, Korean dog torture and many other issues are being put before public in a straightforward way, unfiltered by the media. The Tiger can operate as well on the move as it can when parked.
The Tiger has four video screens - one in the front, one in the back, and one on each side. The images are horrible, and there's no escaping them, because the Tiger gets you coming and going. That's just the way SHARK likes it.
All around the country, they're talking about SHARK's Tiger Video Truck!
The images and sounds of the SHARK's Tiger Video Truck are hitting people on the streets of North American cities like a compassionate sledgehammer! This is an aggressive way to nonviolently push animal issues. Best of all, the Tiger is generating support for animals because people see the evidence for themselves, and make their own decision!
Click here to view this must-read article on the Tiger and SHARK from The Chicago Tribune.
Toronto Sun, November 28, 2006
"Inga Skaya was heading out to celebrate qualifying for the Miss Universe Canada pageant when she lost her appetite after seeing a video truck on Queen St. showing the blood and gore of the commercial baby seal hunt.
"It's appalling and so sad to see. It's heartbreaking to see and its is so disgusting, I can't look at it any more," Skaya said yesterday.
Many pedestrians passing by the truck and the four large screens were visibly shaken by the bloody footage in the Truth of the Slaughter, which was shot during the 2005 hunt."
Camden Courier-Post, February 24, 2005
"The video looped repeatedly, showing scenes of cattle being violently jerked from their hooves in rodeos.
Far from entertaining, the film was meant to shock - and it did, slowing traffic Wednesday evening outside Campbell Soup Co.'s headquarters."
Animal People, April 2001
"The "Tiger" is made-to-order for anti-fur campaigning... It is a spectacular rolling demonstration, requiring just one driver to turn thousands of heads...."
"Contributing to putting a "Tiger" in New York is the most promising investment that animal protection donors can make this year to counter cheap fur -- and it will be just as effective in advancing any other campaign which must be taken to the public."
Bill Page, Chicago Tribune Magazine, March 25, 2001
"Hindi flipped a few switches and the Tiger sprang to life. The four electronic boards flashed a message in foot-high letters of brilliant red: STOP ANIMAL ABUSE. The video screens popped on, and on all four sides appeared the image that had been on his home computer hours earlier: the calf running from its rodeo chute, then being pulled off its feet and dragged. The effect was stunning."
Merritt Clifton, Animal People (worldwide distribution), January/February 2001 Headline - "SHARK shows Dodge who builds tough trucks"
"The Tiger can take graphic depictions of abuse directly to the public, bypassing media gatekeepers...Hindi introduced the Tiger to Detroit media as a 'concept vehicle,' and a 'revolution in engineering'--which it is, involving applications of TV technology never before attempted."
"Hindi and SHARK still have to raise the funds to pay off the prototype, before they build more. But compared to the cost of broadcast time to distribute a much weaker version of the message for just 15 to 30 seconds at a shot, Hindi's conclusion from the first trials is that the Tiger is a bargain."
Nancy Chesley, Southern Illinoisan, January 14, 2001
"A loop of rope hovered in the air, then descended over the calf's head. It pulled taut around the neck, felling the calf to the ground, where it was dragged. The scene repeated itself over and over on four giant projection screens, one on each side of a cube-shaped truck dubbed The Tiger - animal rights activist Steve Hindi's latest weapon in his war against rodeo cruelty."
John S. Sharp, Daily Herald (Chicago area), January 12, 2001
"Driving to what amounted to a video billboard on wheels. Steve Hindi took his message to the Illinois Capitol. Hindi's trip comes on the heels of a stop in Detroit, where he confronted Daimler-Chrysler executives for their sponsorship of rodeos."
Warner Saunders, NBC Channel 5 Television, Chicago, January 12, 2001
"Animal rights activists have a new, high-tech tool to make their point. A group called SHARK is driving a truck with three giant video screens. They've already convinced Coca-Cola to pull their (rodeo) sponsorship. SHARK says the pictures speak for themselves."
Sean Dailey, The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois, January 12, 2001
"Steve Hindi doesn't go halfway when he tries to make a point. Hindi put on a video display outside the state Capitol Thursday evening. It was no ordinary video, though. Hindi parked a truck with four large TV screens. The video showed a calf being dragged by its neck across the dirt, tongue hanging out and eyes bulging."
Brenda Schory, Kane County (IL) Chronicle, January 4, 2001 Headline - "On the loose. 'The Tiger' circles pedestrian prey."
"The steer went down like 700 pounds of beef, roped and tied, horns half-buried in sand, limpid brown eyes gazing back in weary resignation. This is the "face" of rodeo. Steve Hindi wants the world to see. The close-up footage is clearly visible on a truck called The Tiger."
Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star, January 3, 2001
"Steve Hindi spent $150,000 on this custom-built Isuzu; its sides are transformed into four large-screen televisions broadcasting gory bullfighting scenes. PepsiCo, Mattel, and Anheuser-Busch all have been targets. Pepsi ordered its promotional banners taken down from Mexican bullrings. Mattel used to have a matador doll."
"The Tiger is slick, imposing in its size. And, Hindi says, it is the best ammunition he has for his fight against animal cruelty at rodeos, in hunting and bullfights."
Kane County Chronicle (IL), December 28, 2000
"Animal rights activist Steve Hindi of Elburn presented the newest and most high-tech weapon against animal cruelty: The Tiger, a custom-made truck equipped with a 60-inch video screen in the front, and 100-inch video screens on each side and in the back. The screens display footage of animals suffering in traps, including cats and dogs."
Television station KKTV (CBS), Colorado Springs, Colorado, December 20, 2000
"Steve Hindi spent thousands on a truck and video equipment to protest mistreatment of rodeo animals. Hindi says you can check out the videotape to confirm what he's saying."
Colorado Springs, Colorado (Headquarters of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association), December 20, 2000, Channel (NBC)
"Pictures, of course, can speak a thousand words. And that's what one animal rights group is counting on. This truck, equipped with three 100 inch video screens, spent the afternoon in Colorado Springs at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association headquarters."
Jace Radke, Las Vegas Sun, December 8, 2000
"While thousands of rodeo fans make nightly trips to the National Finals rodeo, Steve Hindi is driving in circles outside. Hindi, founder of Showing Animals Respect & Kindness, is in Las Vegas with a high-tech truck equipped with video screens that show steers' heads being snapped around after being roped by a cowboy."
Television station KTNV, Ch. 13, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 1, 2000
"He rode into town hoping to steer attention to animal cruelty. Steve Hindi says the National Finals Rodeo is a multimillion dollar excuse for abuse."