April 2, 2015
Animal rights activists are taking aim at the National Finals Rodeo.
A group known as SHARK says it has video of a cowboy using a
device on horses leaving the chute. SHARK believes the device may
be an electrical shock and is a violation of humane treatment rules.
A National Finals Rodeo spokeswoman says the rules allow cowboys
to use -- quote -- "harmless encouragement" to initiate bucking before a horse leaves the chute.
Cindy Schonholtz says a small shock is permitted but only when applied to the animal's hip or shoulders.
SHARK stands from Showing Animals Respect and Kindness.
Tonight is the final night of the rodeo.
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