End Rodeo Abuses in Boone County, Illinois

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Originally Posted: 18 May 2010

End Rodeo Abuses in Boone County, Illinois

FROM SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness)

Tell Boone County State's Attorney to enforce Illinois state laws against animal cruelty.


Michelle Courier
Boone County State's Attorney
601 N. Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008


Broken legs. Tails fiercely wrenched until the animal crashes into the dirt. Horns cut so close and so recently that there is open flesh, and blood oozing. Electric shocks to make fearful and exhausted animals leap so that the rodeo villains may hurt them even more. This is the true and base nature of rodeos, which SHARK has exposed and ever fought against. Now, in a new and shocking video, SHARK takes on 'Mexican' rodeos that are ongoing in Boone County, Illinois.

SHARK investigators, who are also Illinois approved humane investigators, have submitted clear and damning evidence of animal cruelty to the Boone County State's attorney office, yet they have refused to prosecute. The hand of law, which should be stopping these horrific acts of cruelty, has instead let this violence ease through its open fingers.

Tell the State's Attorney to enforce the law.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!