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Illinois State's Attorney Stands up for Rodeo-Abused Animals

From SHARK SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness
September 2023

La Herradura De Joliet has to refrain from ALL ANIMAL ABUSE, including horse tripping and degloving of steers' tails.

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A horse being “tripped” and brutalized at Oregon's Big Loop Rodeo in 2012.

Finally, a strong, principled law enforcement official is stepping forward to bring relief to the nonhuman victims of rodeo in Will County, Illinois.

On Friday, September 8th, the State’s Attorney of Will County filed an Emergency Petition for Restraining Order against a La Herradura De Joliet, in Joliet, IL.

La Herradura De Joliet has to refrain from ALL ANIMAL ABUSE, including horse tripping and degloving [in coleadero, or steer tailing, riders grab a steer by the tail, wrap his tail around their boot and stirrup and attempt to force him to the ground. The flesh on the tail may be torn off the underlying bone an excruciating injury called “degloving”].

This is a HUGE WIN that will vastly increase the pressure on neighboring counties to also do the right thing!

By comparison, we have been working in Boone County, Illinois for nearly two years with almost nothing to show for our efforts. Will County is making a stand, and will be on the right side of history. State's Attorney Glasgow's bold move will have significant ripple effects not only in Illinois, but literally across the country.

Meanwhile, SHARK is still working hard to gather evidence against these cruel and illegal events! Not only are we NOT done with these animal abusers, we're just getting warmed up!

Be sure to call State’s Attorney James Glasgow’s office thanking him for his hard work on this matter!
(815) 727-8453.

It is important to note that these events are not specific to Illinois, they occur in many parts of the country. They occur by the hundreds in California. We would like to make this a nationwide campaign, but we lack the resources. Meanwhile, we do not want to abandon our efforts against American-style rodeos, which are also very cruel, although they just aren't as cruel as the Mexican-style events.

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