Forget The Myth!

Forget the myth of rodeos as all-American sport.




Anyone with a heart knows it's wrong to clothesline a baby animal, body slam it to the ground, tie its legs so it can’t move, and drag it by the neck.

If this were done to a puppy or kitten, the offender would understandably be charged with a crime, and likely be jailed. In rodeos, however, it's called calf roping, and supporters claim it’s a sport.

But the abuse of baby cows is just one of rodeo’s cruelties.

Click to see SHARK's video proof from years of rodeo investigations.

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Rodeos are cruel and deadly for animals.

Some are
corrupt, and the crimes of some rodeo people go far beyond animals.


Rodeo associations claim very few animals are injured and killed in rodeos. - That is a lie.

In fact, rodeo associations do not disclose animal injuries and deaths.


Furthermore, those who do commit humane violations are granted anonymity.

Rodeos Abuse, Maim and Kill Animals exposes the cruel truth about the world's largest rodeo association, on which other rodeo associations are modeled. exposes one of the world's most infamous rodeos. demonstrates how the rodeo world corrupted an entire state government.

PRCA Announcer Throckmorton
Lies to Fans

Rodeo Announcer Claims Alliance with Humane Group at Steer Roping Finals

On November 13th and 14th, 2009 at the PRCA’s National Finals Steer Roping in Guthrie, OK while injured animals were being removed from the arena, rodeo announcer Charlie Throckmorton falsely claimed the following:

Mr. Throckmorton’s claim is an outright lie.

After learning of the claim, the American Humane Association issued the following statement:

"The rodeo announcer completely misspoke.

The American Humane Association has no formal relationship or working arrangement at all with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, nor have we ever given permission for or approval of such an announcement. We do not monitor the activities at rodeos and we do not have any oversight of rodeo events.”

Read the entire update HERE

"We work in complete harmony with the American Humane Association.”

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 to identify and avoid these careless corporate profiteers.

It isn't just corporations who give welfare handouts to rodeo animal abusers. When it comes to government money, the Rodeo Mafia become Welfare Cowboys.
Go to to see the outrageous use of tax dollars.

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 to learn about these Yellow Journalists.

Fortunately, there are also reporters who still believe in writing the truth and in journalistic ethics.
Go to to see what REAL journalists have to say about the Rodeo Mafia.

Horse lovers should also see 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.


to find out why an expert panel of veterinarians recommends banning flank straps, spurs, bullriding, and the "wild" horse race from rodeo. CLICK HERE <=

Bad Reception:
AT&T/Cingular Wireless has become a major sponsor and "Exclusive Wireless Provider" for the largest rodeo-sanctioning organization in the world, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

* Contact AT&T and tell them you care more about compassion than their cell phone service!

Go to and learn more.

Rodeos could not exist without corporate sponsors that help make rodeo animal abuse profitable. We expose these heartless, ethically-bankrupt companies at

Rodeo Associations 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!

Full Article

View Press Coverage of SHARK's Efforts to Expose Rodeo Abuse

Videos Yanked from YouTube are Reinstated

Many of the videos on SHARK's sites are available via YouTube.

In response to a false copyright claim by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), YouTube pulled down nearly 40 videos on December 13, 2007 that SHARK had created from our investigative footage.

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

Heroes Speak Out Against Rodeos
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Special Olympics Connecticut responds to steer's death.

Rodeo Reality
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!

Animal exploitation