On June 13, a horrific cownose ray killing contest was held in Maryland. SHARK was there and filmed all the vicious and disgusting horror.
The rays were shot with arrows at point-blank range
When we released our video of the slaughter, the public was outraged; there was major media coverage, and a teenage girl from Maryland set up a petition against the killing that has garnered more than 117,000 signatures.
This past Tuesday, June 21, a meeting of the Maryland Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission was held in Annapolis Maryland. SHARK, working with Fish Feel, Sea Shepard, Maryland Votes for Animals and HSUS attended the meeting to speak out against ray killing contests and ask the commission to take action.
Our idea was to invite the press to attend the meeting and three TV stations showed. That was important as it showed how strong this issue is.
Watch the media coverage HERE.
SHARK is moving forward on multiple fronts to save these magnificent animals, and we will continue to make the long trip to Maryland to stop them from ever suffering such abuse again.
Watch the videos of the contest:
SHARK in the News
Animal rights activists seek charges against Wis. parish for 'pig rassle'
Animal rights group launches anti-Rodeo TV ads
Note for this article: The reporter inaccurately states that Investigator Janet Enoch claims four animals were injured at the Salinas rodeo this year. Unfortunately, his correction is still incorrect in that SHARK documented over 17 animals injured/killed at the Salinas rodeo last year. In addition, Steve Hindi refutes Mandy Lindquist’s false statement about the video ban in the comment section of the article.
SHARK Will Be at the Annual Animal Rights National Conference
On July 30 - August 2, 2015, SHARK will be at the annual Animal Rights National Conference.
This year the conference will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Hotel located in Alexandria, VA. Steve Hindi and other SHARK investigators will speak about our animal cruelty investigations (rodeos, pigeon shoots, government deer kills, animal scrambles, pig wrestling, the merciless slaughter of cownose rays) and numerous other animal issues.