Thursday, June 24, 2004


Dear Friends,

We recently learned that the Chicago radio station, The Drive (WDRV - FM
is promoting the Wauconda (IL) Rodeo by running a public service announcement
for it.

The rodeo will be taking place on the weekend of July 10th & 11th at the
Wauconda Rodeo Grounds at Rt. 12 and Case. Please politely contact this station,
as the coordinator of the announcements does seem sympathetic to the issue.
Please explain to them that rodeos are not family entertainment, but rather
incredibly cruel and inhumane to animals. Urge them to visit to watch actual video footage taken at many rodeos in Illinois, including
the Wauconda Rodeo.

Most importantly, please inform them that just last week, two rodeo stock
contractors pled guilty to the charge of cruelty to animals after SHARK exposed
them illegally shocking bulls during a rodeo last September in Morris,
One of the two, Michael Latting, will be the stock contractor for the
Wauconda Rodeo, which means he'll provide the animals for the event. So, basically,
they are promoting an event being put on by a convicted animal abuser.

Please contact:

Jerry Schnacke, Vice President and General Manager
WDRV - The Drive
875 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1510
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-274-1310
Fax: 312-274-1311

Please also contact Kathy Voltmer, who coordinates the Public Service
Announcements for the station. She can be reached by:

Phone: 312-274-9710

Thanks in advance!