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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 31, 2004 Contact Steve Hindi at 630-640-1889 cell. THE CLEVELAND SHUFFLE - A FAMILIAR, UGLY AND DEADLY TUNE On the heels of the
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      MARCH 31, 2004

      Contact Steve Hindi at 630-640-1889 cell.

      THE CLEVELAND SHUFFLE - A FAMILIAR, UGLY AND DEADLY TUNE



      On the heels of the expose of the Akron area deer slaughter in the
      Summit County Metro Parks, SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect & Kindness)
      President Steve Hindi received a call from a concerned employee of the
      Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The employee stated that the
      airport plans to kill numerous deer living on property destined for
      runway expansion.

      Yesterday, Hindi visited the airport area with the employee. Hindi then
      called Airport Commissioner Fred Szabo and suggested that the deer could
      be easily pushed off the property and onto adjacent Metro Parks
      property. All that is required are some volunteers and a couple days.
      SHARK offered to supply volunteers, or they could likely be found within
      the ranks of the airport employees, according to the airport employee
      working with SHARK.

      Calls to the following authorities went out: John Mok / Airport
      Director, Fred Szabo / Airport Commissioner, Andy Montoney / State
      Director of Wildlife Services and Mayor Jane Campbell. As usual,
      everyone wanted to point to someone else, but ultimately, the consensus
      was that Airport Commissioner Fred Szabo is where the buck stops and
      sadly ... probably the does as well.

      When asked to consider simply allowing caring people to move the animals
      across a road to Metro Parks property, Commissioner Szabo told Steve,
      "It is now up to the USDA. I will do whatever they decide."
      Unfortunately, the USDA does not make decisions in the best interests of
      animals. The USDA has a long established history of ignoring animal
      abuse and also employs people to mass kill animals. "The USDA considers
      all animals to be either a burden or an exploitable resource, and the
      USDA will not hesitate to eliminate these 20+ innocent and beautiful
      white-tailed deer," says SHARK president Steve Hindi. "So far, our
      experiences in Ohio show the authorities to be as kill-happy as any we
      have found around the country."



      For more information on SHARK, please visit www.sharkonline.org.




      Please contact the following individuals, and urge them to allow SHARK
      to help humanely relocate the deer. Please also let us know of their
      responses - Thanks!


      Fred Szabo, Airport Commissioner
      Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
      5300 Riverside Dr.
      Cleveland, OH 44135
      Phone: 216-265-6100
      fszabo@...


      John Mok, Airport Director
      Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
      5300 Riverside Dr.
      Cleveland, OH 44135
      Phone: (216) 265-6022
      jmok@...


      Andrew J. Montoney, Ohio Wildlife Services State Director United States
      Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
      6929 Americana Parkway Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-4116
      Phone: 614-892-2514 and/or 419-625-9093
      Fax: 614-892-2519
      andrew.j.montoney@...

      and

      Mayor Jane Campbell
      Cleveland City Hall
      Mayor's Office
      601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 202
      Cleveland, Ohio 44114
      Phone: 216-664-2900 and/or 216-664-2220
      mayorsactioncenter@... and/or
      Mayorcampbell@...





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