Sheryl Crow a hypocrite, animal rights group says
The singer is criticized for appearance at rodeo event.
By TIMOTHY MANGAN / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
The singer is donating part of the proceeds from her upcoming concert at the Cheyenne Frontier Days to a wild-horse protection group that’s suing the government to stop a big mustang roundup in Nevada.
But SHARK, the animal rights group, says that wild horses are abused at the Cheyenne event in a special race just for them.
Ginger Kathrens, executive director of the Cloud Foundation supported by Crow, begs to differ.
She said she and other activists consider Crow a true champion of wild horses. Crow has adopted a wild horse and contributed time and money to the cause of keeping them on public lands, she said.
“I think it's important for people to know the wild horse act prohibits the activity (SHARK is) concerned about,” Kathrens told The Associated Press. “They are not using wild horses off our ranges in that race.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.