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SHARK's "Operation Bright Light"
Ken Hassis and Miller Ford

Dear Friends,

A week ago there was a small SHARK protest outside Miller Ford, in Lumberton, New Jersey.

The protest exposed New Jersey pigeon shooter Ken Hassis. Hassis works for Miller Hassis 3Ford. Mr. Hassis has for years driven various Miller Ford company vehicles, complete with a dealer plate to pigeon shoots. The protest was quiet, peaceful and at all times legal.

Ken Hassis at live pigeon shoot

An individual whom we believe to be Ken Hassis posted a message on our YouTube account following the protest that read:

"Thanks for the free advertising. I got 3 new deals because of you no life people."

Since Mr. Hassis claimed to have had such good results from the protest, you'd think that he'd be absolutely tickled when we then followed up with a video of the protest, and images of pigeon shoots, and Mr. Hassis and his Miller Ford company vehicle at those shoots.

You'd be wrong.

Just a few hours after the Hassis video was posted, YouTube notified us that Mr. Hassis was claiming his privacy had been violated. Odd behavior for one who had just claimed that similar publicity had been a boon to him, don't you think?

We responded by preparing another video that would block out the suddenly camera shy Ken Hassis, but still includes all the images of Miller Ford and the unspeakably cruel pigeon shoots that Mr. Hassis attends. At the same time we began loading the original, uncensored Hassis video to dozens of alternative YouTube video websites. The censored YouTube video includes info directing people straight to an uncensored video on our "Operation Bright Light" webpage. SHARK has also set up an Operation Bright Light Facebook page, see here:

In other words, Ken Hassis has prompted us to do something we should have already done, which is to post our hundreds of videos, including his uncensored video, to other video websites as well.

Dare I say thanks to Ken? Yes indeed - thanks Ken!

I expect that other pigeon shooters will make the same claim to YouTube, and we'll have the same response. Rodeo thugs already tried this approach some time ago. The PRCA quickly learned that it only compounded their problem when they had to paid $25,000 for their YouTube claim.

If you don't want your cruelty to animals documented and exposed to the general public, there's only one way to make it happen - STOP BEING CRUEL! Otherwise, get used to the idea of being outed.

Hassis, like other animal abusers we film being cruel to animals, couldn't be more predictable. They are cruel to animals to cover for the deep emptiness in themselves. Then they try to act tough. Then, when they're called out, they first try to pretend it is nothing. Then they cry like babies, and try to portray themselves as the victims. Should we laugh, or wretch?

What You Can Do

Here is a linkto the uncensored video exposing Ken Hassis. If you are properly disgusted by live pigeon shoots, why not give Miller Ford a polite call at 609-261-7836, and ask them why they allow their company vehicles to be driven to such events?

You can also leave a respectful comment on the dealership's website here:

Please let us know how the dealership responds. Perhaps we'll make Ford headquarters our next stop in the "Operation Bright Light" campaign.

Kindest Regards,

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

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