URGENT NEWS ADVISORY
Saturday/July 19, 2014
Contact: Stuart Chaifetz 856 428 2635
Press Conference Set Saturday to Reveal Undercover Video of Electric Prod Used at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo
CHEYENNE – A press conference is scheduled for Saturday, July 19 at 11:45 a.m. outside the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (sidewalk in front of main entrance) to preview an undercover video of a horse being shocked in the face.
VIDEO: Horse Hit in the Face with Electric Prod (:36) http://youtu.be/V47pzDAXQv8
In 2008, after Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) exposed the cruel electro-shocking of horses at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD), the rodeo instituted a ban on the use of electric prods on horses.
HOWEVER, Friday/July 18, 2014, a SHARK investigator filmed one horse being shocked in the face at the CFD, and a second horse that appears to have been shocked as well. You can watch the video here: http://youtu.be/V47pzDAXQv8
“That rodeo thugs felt completely comfortable shocking a horse proves that CFD has gone back on their promise to ban electrical prods in the chutes,” states SHARK Investigator Mike Kobliska, who filmed the event.
You can read an article from 2008 about the “ban” here: http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2008/04/19/featured_story/01top_04-19-08.txt#.U8mu06h_XaF
“The CFD itself, along with everyone in that chute who witnessed the shocking, and said nothing, need to be held accountable for this,” states Kobliska. “And if not, then clearly the ‘ban’ on shocking was just a PR stunt and the CFD will have lied to both the media and public."
SHARK alerted CFD officials to the electro-shocking so that action could be taken to keep this cruelty from continuing.