On Thursday, 3 more horses were killed during the Chuck Wagon Race at the Calgary Stampede. Many animal welfare organizations have been putting pressure on organizers to stop this event because, without exception, several horses die each year. 50 have died since 1986.Unfortunately the Stampede organizers have dollar signs in their eyes that are too big to allow them to see they are committing an atrocity.
“The Stampede has run out of excuses,” Vancouver Humane Society spokesman Peter Fricker said in a statement. “Now is the time to take real action to stop these horses from dying.”
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He (Doug Fraser, Stampede spokesperson) ruled out any suspension of racing, and said those calling for it are "activist organizations with an activist agenda"."We turn around and see the full grandstand that we had last night, we look at the probably millions of people we had in television audience. We know there is a love for this sport," he said. Yahoo.I posed the question on Twitter yesterday "Should the Chuckwagon Race at the Calgary Stampede be banned?" This is what one person had to say:
Amber Musty wrote: Yes definitely. Mind you I find the entiren #Calgary #Stampede a mass animal cruelty spectacle...Many animal rights groups say all rodeo type events should be banned. What do you think?