Forget the myth of rodeos as all-American sport. Rodeos are cruel and deadly for animals, some are corrupt, and the crimes of some rodeo people go far beyond animals.
PRCAfacts.com exposes the cruel truth about the world's largest rodeo association, on which other rodeo associations are modeled. ShameOnCheyenne.com exposes one of the world's most infamous rodeos. IllinoisCorruption.com demonstrates how the rodeo world corrupted an entire state government.
Speaking of corruption, rodeo also brings out the lowest of the low when it comes to corporations. Rodeo in fact survives on the sponsorship money of corporations who want to make a profit at any cost to animals. Companies like Wrangler, AT&T/Cingular Wireless, Coca-Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Jack Daniels, and others are willing to fund rodeo animal abusers, ignore the enormous amount of evidence of the abuse, and all the while claim to adhere to the "highest corporate ethics". In return, rodeo announcers do a job of brown-nosing and sucking up to the careless corporations that is frankly embarrassing. Caring people will want to go to CorporateThugs.com to identify and avoid these careless corporate profiteers.
When it comes to rodeo, there are two types of media. Reporters who are lazy, careless, or whose integrity is for sale, write glowing stories of the rodeo. The more you ignore the facts, the better the rewards you may receive from the rodeo industry. Go to MediaVillains.com to learn about these Yellow Journalists.
Fortunately, there are also reporters who still believe in writing the truth and in journalistic ethics. Go to ReportersWhoCare.com to see what REAL journalists have to say about the Rodeo Mafia.
Horse lovers should also see HorseKillers.com to learn about the Rodeo Mafia's determined efforts to see horse slaughter kept legal so they can make even more money off their broken equine victims, no matter what the cost in suffering and terror.
Rodeos could not exist without corporate sponsors that help make rodeo animal abuse profitable. We expose these heartless, ethically-bankrupt companies at www.CorporateThugs.com.
These guys specialize in propaganda and so-called humane rules that are never enforced.More...
Rodeo Stock Contractors
Go to any rodeo, even the smallest and most insignificant, and you will hear that it has the world's "meanest & wildest" animals, and the "greatest cowboys". Rodeo stock contractors claim their animals are "born to buck." According to the announcer at even the sorriest, most silly affair, it is a "world championship rodeo." The truth isn't nearly as impressive. More...
Media Coverage of Rodeo Cruelty
Rodeo Family Values? Forget the hype. Read actual e-mails SHARK has received, and take a look at the true character of the Rodeo Mafia!
How Tough (or Truthful) are Rodeo People?
They turn downright wimpy when they come up against SHARK!
Videos Yanked from YouTube are Reinstated
Although we have had rodeo videos posted on our site for years, SHARK's footage of animal abuse, injuries, and deaths at PRCA rodeos was getting more widespread attention on YouTube than ever before. The rodeo industry can't withstand that kind of honest attention, and they know it. The PRCA doesn't want you or their sponsors to be able to see what really happens at their rodeos.
SHARK has successfully fought back and all our videos are again available worldwide. See what the PRCA is so scared of at TheCruelTruth.com.
Heroes Speak Out Against Rodeos
What position did Cesar Chavez take on rodeos?
Special Olympics Connecticut responds to steer's death.
Television Producer Speaks out About Rodeos - Read his Public Letter
An eyewitness to a rodeo bull's death speaks out!
Click here for her heart-felt letter...
What were real cowboys like?
Click here for The Surprising History...
Rodeo and Tobacco, the deadly relationship.
The Real AVMA
Does your veterinarian care about animals? Not if he or she supports the guidelines and policies of the American Veterinary Medical Association!
Read the AVMA official policies!