Animal rights group releases video of police stop

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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:51 am | Updated: 11:20 am, Wed Aug 14, 2013.

Vale — The animal rights group, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, or SHARK, is continuing its pressure on fairs and rodeos that they claim are abusing animals in the form of horse tripping, as well as complaining about law enforcement practices.

SHARK posted a video to YouTube Monday, the third such video related to Oregon rodeos' practice of horse tripping in as many months, that shows police dash camera and body camera footage of a conversation between two Malheur County Sheriff's deputies, obtained by SHARK via Oregon public disclosure laws. In the video, the deputies appear to be discussing the ramifications of stopping SHARK President Steve Hindi.

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9 comments:

  • Anonymous Commenter posted at 6:39 pm on Sun, Aug 18, 2013.

    Anonymous Commenter Posts: 924

    These people will never stop trying to enforce their beliefs on others. This is NOT just about animal tripping, this is a relentless - and I do mean relentless - desire to conform society to their dictates. Do NOT be fooled by their "compassion" and their "social justice" because these people are blind zealots and will never, ever stop. They have the financial resources and they are addicted to feeling self-righteous - a very, very dangerous combination in any era.

     
  • Another idea posted at 9:07 am on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

    Another idea Posts: 53

    Using your logic, any type of bad behavior can be condoned just by localizing it as tradition or lifestyle for our rural area. Cruelty to animals is wrong no matter where it occurs.

     
  • Anonymous Commenter posted at 8:47 am on Fri, Aug 16, 2013.

    Anonymous Commenter Posts: 924

    This man should have been given a trespass ticket before he left the rodeo ground parking lot. It is a tragic that URBAN American is trying to force Rural American to change our lifestyle and belief system, because that is what they are trying to do here. It is also a very sad situation as the SHARK group seems to have a bottomless supply of revenue while we in Rural America do not to combat them. I wonder if these people think that the foods they eat in the grocery store comes from a warehouse by a miracle or magic???

     
  • Anonymous Commenter posted at 7:27 am on Fri, Aug 16, 2013.

    Anonymous Commenter Posts: 924

    Mr. Hindi needs to be educated on a few things. First of all, he was breaking the law by recording the officers while driving and also using his cell phone while driving. Both are illegal in Oregon. Secondly, the correct pronunciation of Malheur is MAL-hure, not muh-LURE. Next, he needs to understand that the rodeo is a private event on private property. Ever hear the phrase "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone"? The rodeo decided to refuse service to Mr. Hindi and was well within their right to do so.

    Last of all, Mr. Hindi needs to understand that if you don't like what happens in Malheur County, then don't come to Malheur County. People around here aren't going to change what they do for him, SHARK, or anything else.

     
  • Anonymous Commenter posted at 8:58 pm on Thu, Aug 15, 2013.

    Anonymous Commenter Posts: 924

    What we really have here is two deputies who admit on tape that they did not want to stop that man, that there really was no cause to stop him, and they were following orders. I don't really feel that these two deputies are corrupt, I feel that it goes much higher than them, right on up to the Sheriff. No matter how we feel about this guy, the sheriff needs to take responsibility for his part in this mess as well.

    -Susan

     
  • Anonymous Commenter posted at 10:56 am on Thu, Aug 15, 2013.

    Anonymous Commenter Posts: 924

    While animals are animals and don't have the rights of humans, there are specific rights that they do have. Having watched these videos several times, I do not believe that breaking a leg of an animal for the sake of "history" is fair treatment. There are other ways that we can honor our history and that of the old west cowboys. I am not a tree or animal hugger as you call it, but I can clearly see what is wrong with this event.

    Instead of looking at this as an attack on our county, try looking at it for what it is. Very illegal treatment of a person, where the officers violated several of his HUMAN rights and protocol that they are required to follow. This was a set up because they were mad that this guy had the "nerve" to try to stop this cruel act.

     
  • JPD posted at 6:34 pm on Wed, Aug 14, 2013.

    JPD Posts: 15

    Animals are "animals". They are not human, they do not deserve human rights. Where is this group protesting bringing a "animal dog" into a grocery store? Why is a wild animal allowed in a business where there is human food!? A rodeo celebrates our history of cowboys and how they survived. Stupid tree / animal huggers. I bet their dog eats dog food that contains horse meal...

     
  • emilieu posted at 3:21 pm on Wed, Aug 14, 2013.

    emilieu Posts: 4

    it's too bad that the man doesn't care enough to learn how to pronounce the name of our county.. i resent the allegations against our sheriff's dept

     
  • Anonymous Commenter posted at 12:00 pm on Wed, Aug 14, 2013.

    Anonymous Commenter Posts: 924

    Namaste Everyone, Let me make a brief Statement. We all want humane treatment of animals, but granted mistakes do occur. God has given us animals for food, for work and other purposes. I think we as a society should be more concerned about how human beings are treating other human beings. Thanks, Namaste TimothyTwoToesLessRightFoot.