On March 12, SHARK revealed its undercover video investigation into a deer
kill by the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Forest Preserve District
President Suzanne Hart reacted by threatening to investigate us, and then she
said that the killing had to happen because the deer were starving.
Us ing the District’s own reports from the previous year, we proved that the
deer were all of average weight, meaning there was no starvation.
Watch our new video on this issue
Since making the video public, we have obtained the reports from the most recent
killing season, and the evidence is indisputable - the deer are NOT starving!
Fortunately, there is at least one commissioner who is willing to do the right
thing. Commissioner Liz Collins was the only official to respond to our
invitation to attend a press conference on March 17, which we held to display
some of our undercover deer kill footage.
Commissioner Collins gave a brief but moving statement about her hope that Will
County would adopt a more humane ethic going forward. You can see that statement
The mass killing of deer under the false claim of overpopulation is now epidemic
across the country. Killing companies are springing up, and people who love to
shoot animals are volunteering to do their “civic duty.”
Will County has an opportunity to step out from the crowd of animal killers, by
conducting a serious review of its program. Please politely contact the Will
County Forest Preserve Board and ask them to review its program, and look into
nonlethal alternatives if there actually are too many deer. Remember that in the
almost two months our cameras were up, they recorded very few deer.
SHARK Movie Review:
Thumbs DOWN to “The Longest Ride”
"The Longest Ride" is a new movie that
glorifies bull riding. SHARK has
released a new video exposing the
cruelty behind bull riding and why you
should avoid this movie at all costs.
The star of the movie, Scott Eastwood
(Clint Eastwood’s son) told People
magazine that he “…grew up going to
the Salinas rodeo, so that was cool.”
That’s a sad commentary on Scott
SHARK has documented a great
deal of cruelty at the California Rodeo
in Salinas. In fact, we are currently
suing the rodeo because the rodeo
veterinarian has not reported all the
animals injured during the rodeo as is
required by state law.
The producers of the film contacted SHARK some
time ago and asked if they could use our
footage, which we provided. You can watch our
video, "Cruelty to Circus Elephants," HERE.
The Mickey Petersen Charitable Fund
Petersen, a long time supporter of SHARK, sadly passed away
recently. Her daughter, Sherry Hotham, reached out and told us
that her mother wanted SHARK’s good work fighting for animals to
continue. We are now proud to announce that The Mickey Petersen
Charitable Fund has made a generous donation for SHARK’s work
fighting against rodeos.
Thank you Mickey. We are honored that you have trusted
us and our work. We will honor your name by fighting as hard as
we can against cruel rodeos, and working to save lives.
Rodeo Supporters - In Their Own Words
In a new video, SHARK plays a recent voicemail
from a rodeo supporter. In the message, the
rodeo supporter not only threatens us, but
details how he abused his horse, while a woman
cackled in the background. The rodeo supporter
went on to say that he not only beat the horse,
but beat his woman, who then added that she
That's what real rodeo supporters are like. We
can’t make this stuff up. We turned the recorded
call over to the police, who contacted the
individuals responsible. While the male caller
bragged that he wasn’t afraid of, and would not
back down to anyone, he apparently changed his
tune once he was on the phone with the police.
Folks, we have been talking about our worsening
financial situation for some time now. Bob
Barker’s generous donation of a million dollars
of 2008 is gone. It should be noted that while
large organizations bring in that much more or
more in a week, SHARK fought hard and strong for
people who shot this innocent pigeon for fun are
wealthy with money to burn. We need your help so
we can continue to stand up for their victims. When it comes to both efficiency and
effectiveness, I believe SHARK is the best deal
going for animal investigations, and exposing
animal abuse. We take on issues that other
groups are downright afraid of, such as rodeos,
pigeon shoots, government deer kills,
bullfighting and more.
If you want to see us continue to move
forward, we need your support.
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Steve Hindi and Your SHARK Team "Kindness and compassion towards all living beings
is a mark of a civilized society. Racism, economic
deprival, dog fighting and cock fighting, bullfighting
and rodeos are all cut from the same fabric: violence.
Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life
will we have learned to live well ourselves." - Cesar
Chavez, civil rights and labor leader, founder of the
United Farm Workers