November 27, 2018
We are currently working on our 2018 year-in-review mailer, which will be sent out in the next couple of weeks. Today we want to share with you just some of the extraordinary victories and accomplishments from that mailer, so that you may understand just how much we accomplish every year with your support.
• After SHARK's drone and undercover work at a Maryland-based pigeon shoot, the state legislature passed and the governor signed a law banning pigeon shoots!
• This year we added disaster relief to our already overflowing workload. When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, we took our Osprey hovercraft on its first rescue mission and used it to speed the transport of rescuers and supplies to abandoned or stranded animals in flood zones.
• In 2018, SHARK once again proved to be the premier group fighting for animals abused in rodeos. Our investigators crossed the country filming rodeos. We documented rodeo thugs electro-shocking horses and in two cases, one in California and the other in New Jersey, filmed horses that were killed during the rodeo. Our work has exposed the nightmare that rodeo is, and gave light to an issue that rodeo promoters try desperately to keep hidden from the public.
As I said, we will be talking about all of our accomplishments from 2018 in the near future. For today, we wanted to give you an idea of just how much we do.
I'll leave you with this final thought: In 2018, SHARK was active in 25 state and Canada. This is not only a record for us, but represents more field work for animals than groups that have hundreds of employees in dozens of offices, and tens of millions of dollars in the bank.
When you think about who to donate not only today, but in the future, please know that with SHARK you get more value for your hard earned money than anywhere else. No one at SHARK will ever get rich from this work (and I have never taken a dime in salary from SHARK), and we aren't like other groups that sit around talking about what to do. We do it. And we save lives.