To mark our 25th anniversary, we want to share with you more victories from our recent past:
• SHARK VIDEO ENDS HORSE TRIPPING IN OREGON!
The video we took of horse tripping at an Oregon rodeo was so powerful that it spurred legislation to ban it.
• SHARK SHUTS DOWN US SENATOR JIM INHOFE’S PIGEON SHOOTS!
SHARK was the only group to respond to an anonymous tip that Jim Inhofe, US Senator from Oklahoma, was holding live pigeon shoots as political fundraisers. Our investigator went undercover at a shoot and captured stunning video of the Senator's cruelty.
The next two years we went after Inhofe with drone and pigeon rescue operations. After three years of relentless action, Inhofe stopped holding pigeon shoots. This was an astonishing victory and one that other "humane" groups thought could not be won and refused to help.
• DEER SHOT IN THE FACE BY BOWHUNTER SAVED!
Our video of a deer we named "Grace," who had an arrow impaled in her face, was covered on major news networks in two states. That forced the state of NJ to remove the arrow and save her life!
• MARYLAND BANS PIGEON SHOOTS!
After a SHARK drone and undercover operation at a MD pigeon shoot club, legislation was passed banning pigeon shoots in the state. This was a monumental victory!
From our undercover video, a worker shoots a pigeon
Who fights for the forgotten animals, the animals other groups ignore? Who fights against the most powerful of abusers, and never backs down? Who goes to the killing fields, where others fear to go? The answer to all these questions is SHARK. We do what others won’t, because we aren’t afraid and we have the will to get the job done.
The animals desperately need defenders such as this, but we cannot do our job without your help. The truth is, we’re great at saving lives, but not so good at raising money. When you compare that to others who are great at raising money but terrible at saving lives, we know we are doing the right thing.
Please consider making a generous donation by donating at www.SHARKonline.org.
As always, the lives we save are the lives you save.
President, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness
Pictures, top to bottom: Two animals SHARK rescued; Our new hovercraft (used for animal rescues during natural disasters); Steve Hindi flying one of our Angel drones; our boat, the Bob & Nancy, which was used to fight cormorant slaughters and helped end cownose ray killing contests