August 14, 2013
The Argus Observer
By William Lopez
Vale — The animal rights group, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, or SHARK, is continuing its pressure on fairs and rodeos that they claim are abusing animals in the form of horse tripping, as well as complaining about law enforcement practices.
SHARK posted a video to YouTube Monday, the third such video related to Oregon rodeos' practice of horse tripping in as many months, that shows police dash camera and body camera footage of a conversation between two Malheur County Sheriff's deputies, obtained by SHARK via Oregon public disclosure laws. In the video, the deputies appear to be discussing the ramifications of stopping SHARK President Steve Hindi.
In the video, the officers can be heard off-camera openly discussing the traffic stop and their fears of Hindi possibly suing them and how he's “the real deal.”
The video, which had received over 27,300 views in about 24 hours since its posting, is the second YouTube video posted by SHARK about the May 19 traffic stop, which Hindi also recorded. Since its posting two days following the stop, that video has received over 21,200 views.