Animal-rights group says it has evidence of horses being prodded with
electricity; rodeo officials insist practice followed PRCA rules
But it's unclear if any city ordinance was broken
CHEYENNE - An animal welfare group says its members observed
consistent shocking of horses during this year's Cheyenne Frontier
If true, that would be an apparent violation of a city ordinance and
the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Representatives of SHARK, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, a
Geneva, Ill.,-based group, attended all nine days of the CFD rodeo.
They sat in the B stand on the west side of Frontier Park and used
still and video cameras with zoom lenses. They captured what they say
was a pattern of consistent shocking of horses in the chutes across
The winner of this year's saddle bronc event won the title while
riding a horse that was electrically shocked, said Steve Hindi,
president of SHARK.