SHARK WINS FEDERAL LAWSUIT TO HAVE TROY GENTRY TAME BEAR KILLING VIDEO
COUNTRY MUSICIAN'S DISGRACE AND COWARDICE NOW ON YOUTUBE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE
When Troy Gentry, of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, pled guilty to a
crime resulting from the horrendous slaughter of a tame bear inside a one-acre
electrified enclosure, he probably thought that everyone would soon forget about
his cowardly and dishonorable act. He was wrong. Showing Animals Respect
and Kindness ( SHARK ) waged and won a three-year battle (including a victorious
lawsuit) against the US Fish and Wildlife Service that forced the federal
government to turn over the videotape of Gentry's canned hunt killing.
This morning, SHARK released that video on YouTube so that Gentry's killing of
an innocent bear can be seen by everyone.
"Once you watch this video, you will see proof of how loathsome and revolting a
human being can be," states Steve Hindi, President of SHARK . "Troy Gentry's
actions are vile; he is a coward and a liar and he mercilessly slaughtered a
beautiful animal who's only fault was that he was worth more dead to his owner
In 2004, Gentry bought a tame named "Cubby" from Lee Marvin Greenly, the owner
of "Minnesota Wildlife Connection," where people can photograph wild animals
that have been domesticated. He paid Greenly $4,650 - and then filmed
himself shooting an arrow into the poor animal, all the while pretending the
bear was wild and even dangerous.
Gentry was charged with a felony, but plead guilty to a misdemeanor and received
a minor slap on the wrist. Though Greenly pled guilty to two felony charges, he
received only probation.
"They literally got away with murder," states Hindi. "But now the Court of
Public Opinion is in session. We believe that anyone who watches this video will
judge them guilty and condemn them as we do. Troy Gentry should never appear on
a stage without a massive cry of "shame" blasting toward him."
In the video, Gentry claims with glee that he shot Cubby in the lungs. While
this brought Gentry much pleasure, as his glowing smile attests to, the reality
is that when an animal is shot in the lungs they literally drown in their own
blood (note how when Gentry is holding Cubby's dead body, the bear's mouth is
filled with blood). Imagine someone shooting you with a razor sharp arrow and
you crawl away, blood pouring from your mouth until hours later you finally die.
That was Cubby's fate, and how millions of other animals that are victims to
Watch the video here:
Troy Gentry Kills Tame Bear and Lies About It, Part 1; download
Troy Gentry's Cruel Bear Kill Exposed, Prosecuted, Part 2; download
MINNEAPOLIS -- An animal rights group has posted a video of country music star
Troy Gentry killing a captive, tame black bear in Minnesota.
The group SHARK -- Showing Animals Respect and Kindness -- obtained the video
from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through a lawsuit under the Freedom of
Information Act, and posted it on YouTube on Monday.