National animal cruelty activist brings message to Hudson Valley
A national figure in the fight to end abuse of animals, particularly rodeos, is in Orange County.
February 22, 2001
midhudsonnews.com (Serving New York's Hudson Valley - Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester Counties)
Steve Hindi of Geneva, Illinois, drove his "SHARK" van to Goshen. The vehicle is complete with wide screens that show videos of rodeos where animals are roped and lassoed. Hindi said they want to give the people the truth about rodeos. He said animal activists maintain rodeos are cruel to the animals while rodeo participants will say they take care of their animals. The proof is in the videotapes which Hindi said shows "gross cruelty."
Hindi came to Orange County as the Goshen Town Board discusses a proposal to ban rodeos in the future.