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Lawsuit filed over Matchbox 20's cancellation

April 21, 2008 | 11:01 am
When Matchbox 20 canceled a July 18 concert at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., the pullout was announced by the animal rights group called SHARK, or Showing Animals Respect and Kindness. According to the Wyoming Business Report, Journal SHARK’s president admitted that he had provided the group with video purporting to show animal cruelty at last year’s Frontier Days Rodeo. Now, there's more fallout:
Yesterday, the booking agency for Frontier Days, Romeo Entertainment Group, filed suit in Cheyenne federal court against SHARK for using “false and misleading information” as well as “threats of negative publicity” in its effort to persuade entertainers to cancel their performances.
SHARK has its own take on current events: "Be prepared," the website says, "to see photos on this site taken by SHARK investigators that make the suffering all too clear."
-- Alice Short
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