For Immediate Release: August 7, 2003
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Images of Kangaroo Slaughter to Roll Into Seattle
When: Friday, August 8, 9:15pm
"We are taking to the streets what Adidas does not want anyone to see," said lauren Ornelas, US Campaigns Director for Viva!USA. "Hunters in Australia are shooting kangaroos and bludgeoning their babies to sell their skins to companies like Adidas."
In May of this year, Viva!USA sued Adidas, as well as some other sports stores, for violating California Penal Code § 653o, which states that the body parts or products of kangaroos cannot be imported into or sold in the state.
"We want people to know exactly who is responsible for this cruelty," said Steve Hindi of SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness), owner of the Tiger Truck. SHARK is based outside of Chicago, Illinois. See www.sharkonline.org.
The Tiger Truck started its tour in San Diego, then to Los Angeles, and
will eventually make its way to Portland (the Adidas USA Headquarters),
Sacramento, and San Francisco.