SAND ISLAND, WA – An international animal protection watchdog group has released a video exposing the cruelty, secrecy and misconduct of three Federal agencies in a tax -unded slaughter of thousands of native birds off the Pacific Coast – and wasting taxpayer money trying to cover it up.
"The US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Dept. of Agriculture's Wildlife Services and the US Coast Guard are working together to keep the public from witnessing what is happening to animals held in public trust, on public waters, with our money," said SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness)
MECHANICSVILLE, MD – Graphic undercover video taken here of a killing "contest" this past weekend, and now being made public, documents a horrific slaughter of Cownose Rays, who were shot by arrows at point-blank range. The rays were then gaffed and repeatedly clubbed with bats before slowly suffocating to death.
Hundreds of indigenous Cownose Rays – many of them pregnant – were mutilated, killed and then dumped as garbage into the river. The so-called "Battle of the Rays" tournament was held Saturday, June 13, 2015 near Mechanicsville, on the Patuxent River tributary of Chesapeake Bay. Over a hundred bowfishers participated.
Much more to follow in the coming days. Here is the raw footage SHARK and Fish Feel is providing the media:
SHARK is leading the way for animals and for the animal protection movement with hard-hitting, high-tech documentation that exposes animal cruelty and those committing the abuse. Add to that an extreme tenacity second-to-none in the movement and SHARK is like no other organization working today. Get to know our work below.
Anyone with a heart knows it's wrong to clothesline a baby animal, body slam it to the ground, tie its legs so it can't move, and drag it by the neck. If this were done to a puppy or kitten, the offender would understandably be charged with a crime, and likely be jailed.
In rodeos, however, it's called calf roping, and supporters claim it's a sport. But the abuse of baby cows is just one of rodeo's cruelties. Click to see SHARK's video proof from years of rodeo investigations.
Pigeon shoots are nothing more than a vile excuse for entertainment for the dull-witted or psychopathic. Illegal in other countries and in all but a couple of American states, most people realize the despicable nature of these bird-killing contests.
Dare to look at this. The pointless barbarism and cowardice is undeniable.
Whether the method is sharpshooting, rocket netting, net trapping, etc., the massacres are problematic and cruel, with the animals paying for every mistake their executioners make.
Hunters claim they "harvest" wildlife, but in fact they are raping nature for the thrill of the kill. Check out SHARK's undercover videos exposing these horrors.
The American tradition of loving and respecting horses existed long before there was a United States. Americans counted on horses to build this nation; to plow the fields and to carrying soldiers to battle. Horses are for many people part of their family.
Unfortunately, not everyone in the United States gives the horse the respect it deserves. There are those who are willing to see horses killed for profit, and that is who this website seeks to expose. Horse slaughter proponents claim to care about horses, but the facts and the video footage tell a very different story.
SHARK is leading the way for the animal protection movement when it comes to hard-hitting and high-tech documentation that exposes animal cruelty and those committing the abuse. Add to that an extreme tenacity second-to-none in the movement and SHARK is like no other organization working today. Get to know our work below.