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SHARK's 2016 Year in Review Part V



Dear Friends and Supporters,

This is part five of our 2016 Year-in-Review. Please click HERE to read the full mailer we've sent out, and HERE to watch our hard-hitting year-end video.

We implore you to share this email with all your friends and all those who care about animals. Please let them know that the animals need a hard-working group like SHARK and that we need financial support to keep fighting for them.

SHARK on the Frontlines: Birds Rescued from Canned Hunt

n early 2016 SHARK documented a canned hunt held in Pennsylvania, where cage-raised birds were hand-thrown into the air and shot for fun. Three different types of birds were used for this slaughter; pheasants, pigeons and chukars. We had access to an adjoining property and were just a few yards away from one of the shooting stations, where we filmed the horrors that unfolded. We rescued two pigeons and two chukars who were given medical attention and taken to a sanctuary. 

Canned hunts are vile events where cowards shoot hand-raised birds for fun. By being on the battlefield where the shooting is just yards away is how SHARK takes the reality of such slaughters and puts them in front of the public eye.

We rescued this bird who was taken to a sanctuary to live her life out in peace
 
 
 
 
In July 2016, SHARK took our drone to film the Harris Feedlot in California. This is a massive animal facility whose stench permeates the air for miles around.
 

We found a number of comments made by people appalled by the smell emanating from Harris Feedlots

When the thugs from the feedlot realized we were filming, they sent the police after us. The officers were very friendly with the people from Harris and tried to force us to leave,  but we knew we were on public property and acting legally.  More and more police showed up making the entire situation a farce. It wasn't until a supervisor showed up, who was not subservient to Harris Feedlot, who understood we weren't doing anything wrong and they left.

Our video about the unethical way some of these officers acted went viral and has been seen more than 1,400,000 times. And this video proved that Harris lied to the police.

 

Victory! SKB Cases Halts Sponsorship of Cownose Ray Slaughter!

SHARK’s most recent victory happened just last week when we released a video exposing the cruelty of cownose ray killing contests and asked SKB Cases, a sponsor of one of the contests we documented, to no longer support such cruel events.

Within 24 hours we received an email from SKB telling us that they would no longer support these barbaric slaughters!

As this campaign proves, your activism and our work combined can create change that helps animals!

SHARK was on the water and at the weigh-in station where the dead animals were brought in and prizes handed out. We are now working on legislation to ban such killing contests in that state

 

ll the victories and ground-breaking campaigns we have shown you in this email, and that we will show you in forthcoming ones, would be impossible if not for your generous support. The truth is, we need that support right now. Our funds are almost gone. There is only enough money to pay for our investigators for a few months, then it’s over.

What you've seen in our year-in-review series is a stunning array of campaigns and victories for animals that is made even more amazing by the fact that there were only a handful of us working on all of them. You will find no better value for your donation than with SHARK, and I can assure you that with that financial support, we will continue to bring you ground-breaking victories that will save lives.

I implore you to reach out to every one you know, show them what we do, and ask them to help us continue our vital work. 

For the Animals,

Steve Hindi
Founder and President

 

Please either mail a check to: SHARK at P.O. Box 28 Geneva, IL 60134 or click here to donate online