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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
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.
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
describe the terror felt by these animals.
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
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
Frontier Days, and indeed all rodeo, is clearly so horrific
that Starbucks should no longer collude with and support such
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
Forward SHARK's photos and video clips to compassionate
friends and ask them to get involved in stopping these
Starbucks Retail Customer Relations
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