California Rodeo in Salinas Takes the Coward's Way Out - Bans Cameras in Desperate Attempt to Cover Up Abuse
A rodeo that bans cameras, by default, admits cruelty. That's what happened this year at California’s biggest rodeo - the California Rodeo in the town of Salinas.
Faced with a third straight year of SHARK cameras documenting cruelty, injuries and death, rodeo management took the coward’s way out, and we see this at more and more at rodeos today. Rodeo spokesperson Mandy Linquist claims the California Rodeo has banned video cameras since 2001, but video cameras have been widely used up until this year.
This year Salinas had to contend with ads featuring SHARK's footage of the rodeo which showed terrible cruelty, and encouraged people not to attend the rodeo. The run time for the ads were paid for by Last Chance for Animals, and we wish to acknowledge and heartily thank them.
2015 Cheyenne Rodeo Slaughter is Underway
If you look at the video link posted above, I hope you will be motivated to call Coca-Cola - (800) 438-2653 - to voice your dismay with its sponsorship of outright and indefensible animal abuse.
If you did NOT look at the video links, I would especially urge you to call Coke. If you will not even look at what these animals are forced to endure because it is so bad - and it is indeed so bad - please at least make a call on their behalf.
Coke public relations drones will give you some ridiculous song and dance. Please demand to speak with a decision maker. Demand that you get a real answer as to why Coca-Cola is in the business of promoting animal abuse.
Maryland Cownose Ray Slaughter Press Conference and Update
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.
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.
Email Governor Hogan
Email Lt. Governor Rutherford
Cruel Bowhunters Shoot Harmless Pregnant Rays
View the petition HERE
SHARK in the News
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.
Steve Hindi will be discussing all the great work the Angels have done and can do for the animals.
SHARK's other revolutionary hi-tech equipment will be on display, including our long range camera lens, and the Hi-Pod that raises a camera 31 feet into the air.
For more information on the conference, go to: AR Conference
While you are at the conference, be sure to stop by the SHARK exhibit, we would love to see you.