SHARK's Video Proves Rodeos in Québec are Illegal
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SHARK SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness
April 2018

SHARK's expertise allowed Law Professor Alain Roy to collect extremely detailed data of undeniable quality about the illegality of rodeos in Québec.

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A calf being brutalized at one of the Canadian rodeos


This past summer, SHARK traveled to Canada to film 20 rodeo events in Montreal and St-Tite. The evidence collected proved the basis for a major report written by Law Professor Alain Roy of the Université de Montréal that concluded rodeos are illegal in Québec under the new Animal Welfare and Safety Act. The report has been submitted to the Rodeo Advisory Committee created in August 2017 by the Québec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

In his report, Professor Roy thanks SHARK for our work:

"I also express my deep appreciation to Mr. Steve Hindi and Mr. Michael Kobliska of Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), who volunteered to come from Chicago to observe and film all the rodeo trials in the Montréal and St-Tite... Their expertise allowed us to collect extremely detailed data of undeniable quality.”

We at SHARK believe it is important to use our expertise with filming and technology to help others in the struggle to save animals lives. We are glad to be a part of the effort showing that rodeos are illegal in Québec under the new Animal Welfare and Safety Act.

SHARK is the pre-eminent animal protection organization fighting against rodeos in the world. We document dozens of rodeos every year and have collected almost three decades of shocking video proving that animals are routinely injured and killed in rodeos nationwide. Our rodeo videos have received tens of millions of views on SHARK's YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

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An injured horse that SHARK filmed

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