July 1, 2021
Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) and the Humane Farming Association (HFA) are partnering with brave Kentuckians to expose illegal cockfighting operations in KY by purchasing ads in major newspapers in the state.
Titled, "COCKFIGHTING IS DESTROYING KENTUCKY COMMUNITIES”, these hard-hitting ads detail the horrors inextricably tied to illegal cockfighting, such as animal cruelty, drug dealing, illegal firearms, organized crime and rampant illegal gambling.
The ad also points out the protection cockfighting pits have received from the KY State Police as well as local police, such as at the Laurel County Sheriff’s department, where an actual cockfighter, who has worked for the largest criminal fighting operation in the region, is on staff. It also shows a picture of two Clay County Deputies who were filmed by SHARK undercover investigators at a cockfight last summer.
The ads will run starting today in the Louisville Courier Journal and Friday in the Frankfort State Journal.
Please also remember that SHARK will be in Kentucky on the weekend of the 4th, patrolling cockfighting pits.
This will be one of the most dangerous operations we have ever conducted. These criminals stand to lose millions of dollars and life means nothing to them. That combination creates a potentially deadly environment, something we've faced before.
July 2, 2021
Two news stories ran last night that dealt with SHARK's hard work fighting against animal abuse. The first story covered SHARK's filming of horrific conditions at the new Tiger King zoo in Oklahoma.
SHARK made multiple trips in the past few months to the zoo and captured video of animals being fed vile and putrid "food," along with animals on the brink of starvation. In response to our filming of their zoo, the Lowes tried (and failed) to shoot down our drone.
The Disney+ streaming service is planning on making a movie glorifying animal abuse at rodeos. SHARK has formed a coalition to stand against this movie.
The movie, Aloha Rodeo, will glorify steer roping, the cruelest and deadliest event in rodeo, and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, which has long held the dubious distinction of being among the world’s most brutal and deadly rodeos.
SHARK has uploaded the first of a series of videos to expose Disney’s plan to promote what amounts to the American version of bullfighting.
Watch the video HERE
Sign the petition against the movie HERE