June 4, 2013
The Reno Rodeo has instituted a ban on video cameras for the 2013 event, which kicks off June 20, and an animal advocacy group says it’s intended to conceal shocking and other abuses.
A search of bags, blankets and jackets will be conducted upon entering the arena.
Among the banned items are cans and glass bottles, personal coolers, outside food and drinks, signs, noisemakers, weapons, laser pointers, “professional cameras with detachable lenses,” and video cameras.
It’s those last two items that Steve Hindi of SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness says are being banned in response to his group exposing animals being injured and shocked at the Reno Rodeo the past two years.
“They’re allowing back the person who was doing this (shocking) while the very devices that caught the abuse are not going to be brought back — and that’s what this ban is about,” Hindi said.