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SHARK Still Fighting Against Troy Gentry – Asks for Humanitarian Award to be Rescinded

Just over a week ago we posted a video and story about Troy Gentry shooting and killing a tame bear.  This video is from 6 years ago but was just recently released to the public. Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) waged and won a three-year battle (including a victorious lawsuit) against the US Fish and Wildlife Service that forced the federal government to turn over the videotape of Troy’s canned hunt killing.

We have received more comments and emails about this post than any other in the two years we have been online.   It seems most people are very passionate about their respect of animals.   Although I disagree with some of what SHARK says in the video (questioning his patriotism and referring to lyrics in some Montgomery Gentry songs) I do agree with the majority that what he did was absolutely wrong and went unnoticed.

Fans and people are noticing now with the release of these tapes. On November 3rd, a dozen Arizona residents protested the Montgomery Gentry performance at the Arizona State Fair.

SHARK is continuing their war against Troy and they are calling on Home Depot and the Academy of Country Music to withdraw the Humanitarian Award it gave to Montgomery Gentry earlier this year.

In a statement from SHARK:

Earlier this year, Montgomery Gentry was given “The Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award.” It is an outrage that Gentry who has committed such inhumanity was given this honor. Therefore SHARK is calling on Home Depot and The Academy of Country Music to rescind it .

“Troy Gentry was a complete coward when he killed Cubby,” states Steve Hindi, President of SHARK, “His continued silence and refusal to acknowledge the videotape and current scandal shows an even deeper streak of cowardice in the man. His fame may have won him a slap on the wrist from the federal court, but we are now in the court of public opinion, where he can expect a verdict of long and lasting shame and condemnation.”

SHARK has also asked the USDA to revoke the Class C exhibitor’s license of Lee Marvin Greenly, owner and operator of Minnesota Wildlife Connection, who sold Cubby to Gentry.

So let’s keep this discussion going.  Do you think Home Depot should recind Montgomery Gentry’s Humanitarian Award?

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13 Responses to “SHARK Still Fighting Against Troy Gentry – Asks for Humanitarian Award to be Rescinded”

  1. flutters says:

    Didn’t Troy Gentry try to lie about the bear to get out of punishment for the crime too?

    I was shocked when they were designated the Humanitarian Award recipients. I didn’t agree with it at the time and said so. But now I think the most important thing is for there to be public acknowledgment and discussion of what Troy Gentry did. It doesn’t matter that it was 6 years ago because their team’s done everything they can to shove this under the rug and that’s wrong.

  2. D Allen says:

    Of course not. This does not change the good both Eddie AND Troy have done for a lot of worthy organizations over the years. These Shark people seriously need to get a life.

  3. D Allen says:

    As far as I can tell, the only crime committed was tagging the beer incorrectly. Which he admitted to. Nothing about the hunt was illegal.

  4. Leslie says:

    The award should absolutely be rescinded! This guy did a terrible thing. Who goes out and pays to kill and innocent, tame and friendly animal. What an idiot!!

  5. Carrie says:

    No the award should NOT be taken away.

  6. Carolyn says:

    I see. It’s ok to put an animal in a cage, give it a name, and then inflict pain, unnecessary suffering and death. Well ya know what? It’s not ok. I don’t understand the mentality of someone that would even think to do something like that. It’s wrong and there is nothing positive to be gained by this behavior. Did Mr. Gentry go home and brag to his wife and kids what a great ‘hunter’ he was? I was a Montgomery Gentry fan until yesterday. Now I just feel disgust. They can keep their award, it means nothing now anyway.

  7. Michelle says:

    Take it back. What he was was disgusting and just plain mean.

    I myself am not and MG fan no longer.

    DISGRACE!!!

  8. Daryl says:

    That’s not hunting. Cubby drowned in his own blood and his owner saw the blood coming from his mouth and filmed it for money. I imagine these two fools didn’t even have enough video of other “kills” to cover for this obviously staged clip. Must have really pissed off the authorities to have such lame-brain defense laid before them. I will put all my extra time into making this video go viral. These guys make men look stupid.

  9. grumpiestoldman says:

    It really pains me to side with some wacko animal rights organization, but this disgusts me.
    For Troy Gentry to be called a humanitarian is an abomination of the word.

  10. kattie says:

    I was appalled that Home Depot and Country Music awarded this idiot an award; it was insulting. He (Gentry) killed a tame bear, and laughed after. SICKO! No question the “award” should be taken back. Cowardly, low life, who has done nothing to show his remorse. As a non country fan who the heck are they anyway?

  11. Dan says:

    I say it again. Carrie is Troy Gentry’s publicist or has a romantic interest in him. There’s no other explanation.

    If they give this award to Gentry, who’s committed perhaps the most heinous crime associated with country music in recent memory, it is a slap in the face to all of the fantastic people in country music who actually would deserve this award.

  12. Dan says:

    If you guys really want the award taken away, just tell Home Depot you’re going to boycott them until they rescind the award. You can use this link:

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Contact_Us&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Home Depot has a really good reputation in their corner of the market, and likely wouldn’t tolerate too much negative feedback before they pull the plug.

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