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Originally Posted: April 30, 2012
[Ed. Note: Watch Rodeo People Love Animals???]
Tell the YMCA that attending rodeos only teaches children that cruelty toward animals is acceptable.
YMCA of the USA
101 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago IL 60606
phone (800) 872-9622
online feedback form: http://ymca.net/contact-us/site-feedback.html
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
SHARK was appalled to see the YMCA bringing children to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD) last year. Exposing children to these types of events leads them to believe that cruelty to animals is acceptable.
SHARK sent the YMCA President and Chief Executive Officer, Neil J. Nicoll a letter - by email, fax and U.S. Mail. SHARK Investigator Janet Enoch has discussed this issue with the assistant to Nicoll and yet they are refusing to address this issue.
We have tried to keep this matter private to give them a chance to deal with the local branch about this, but the YMCA has done nothing but stonewall, so we have no choice than to make this public.
See SHARK's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXg1lp1ToJ4
Thank you for everything you do for animals!