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Photo Gallery: Cheyenne Frontier Days of Cruelty
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These horrific photos were taken at the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2005, and supported by ad dollars from Starbucks.

This horse was used in spite of an injury to its hoof. The blood spatters inside the chute shows that this wasn't the first injured animal used.

All too common in Steer Roping. A steer is slammed on his head at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. Starbucks extended hours for the people who abused the rodeo's animal victims.

Starbucks' support of the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo is as shocking as the graphic abuse of this victim of the same rodeo.

Injuries at the Frontier Days rodeo were common. Starbucks should not support such cruelty.

Words cannot describe the terror felt by these animals.

Another fallen victim at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, which was supported by Starbucks ad dollars.

This event used to be called calf roping, because that's what it is. Three to four month-old calves are clotheslined, body slammed and tied for points. The calves are considered expendable. In an effort to mask the true nature of this disgusting activity, rodeo people have now changed the name of the event to "tie-down calf roping." The name has changed, but the cruelty of the abusers is the same. Shame on Starbucks for funding brutality against babies.

This horse was used in spite of an obviously injured rear hoof.

A horse is slammed face first into the ground. Please ask Starbucks to stop supporting the rodeo abuse of horses, calves, steers and bulls.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days, and indeed all rodeo, is clearly so horrific that Starbucks should no longer collude with and support such abuse.

The images that SHARK captures are virtually impossible to erase from one's mind, but are truly impossible to erase from the lives of these animals, and indeed all the animals to come, as long as corporations support rodeo.

What You Can Do:

    Call, write, and email and let Starbucks know your opinion on this appalling form of entertainment, and ask them to halt all involvement with any future rodeo events.

    Forward SHARK's photos and video clips to compassionate friends and ask them to get involved in stopping these atrocities.

Starbucks Retail Customer Relations

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Starbucks Customer Relations
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Seattle, WA 98124-3717

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