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Please Tell the Calgary Stampede to End Calf-Roping ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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- 1504 days ago -
The Vancouver Humane Society is urging the Calgary Stampede to drop calf-roping from its rodeo program. It's a cruel event in which terrified calves as young as three months old are chased, roped to a sudden halt and thrown to the ground.

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Kit B (276)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:08 am

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CherAWAY N (1449)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:11 am

Thnx Danuta!!!!


Jill Vickerman (416)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:16 am
Makes me so angry!

Joe R (190)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:20 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:22 am
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natasha s (714)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:24 am
Boy the petrified look on that poor calfs face will haunt me all day...i just wish they'd ban these barbaric rodeos. Signed-thx Cher

jeanne schreurs (205)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:37 am
message sent.

Karen Gee (97)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:41 am

Nicole W (646)
Monday July 8, 2013, 8:18 am
Your email has been sent.
You should receive a copy in your mailbox. Thank you for taking part in this action. ~ ty Cher

Monica T (278)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:36 am
Noted and signed. Thanks!

Mary T (356)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:44 am
Signed & Noted - thank you Cher

Ruth C (87)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:47 am

Christeen A (441)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:13 am

Carol H (229)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:23 am
signed and noted

naomi cohen (55)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:30 am
so disgusting and cruel. so signed! thank you, cher.

. (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:32 am
Signed and Noted.

. (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:41 am
gladly signed

Andrea N (213)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:48 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Julie E (417)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:54 am
Your email has been sent. Shared.
Thank you for taking part in this action. 3088 people have taken part in this action.

Lisa Neste (202)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:18 am
Signed, thanks!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:32 am
Another lot of sick minded men who like sadistic sports shame on the lot of them


Debbie W (324)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:56 am
Signed and noted.

Ljiljana Milic (116)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:00 pm
E-mail sent to:
& Noted & Thank you Cher.

Ruth L (256)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:04 pm
Signed/noted. Thanks Cher

Angelika R (143)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:06 pm
Your email has been sent.

Malgorzata Z (194)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:07 pm

Jan Garen (86)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:04 pm
Signed noted reposted.

Dianne D (490)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:10 pm

Cyrille D (137)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:40 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks, Cher !

Lisa W (143)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:07 pm
Thank you for taking part in this action. Thanks Cher!

Site I (251)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:09 pm
signed and noted

. (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:10 pm
done. In a word-horrible

Ruth M (235)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:23 pm

Ilona V (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:31 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.

So sick!
Since I know the people, I love the animals (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:43 pm
Signed and shared

Thomas P (280)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:53 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher. To call this or any of the other spectacles pertaining to rodeo a "sport" is an insult to any of us who have ever played sports, and an insult to humanity in general.

Debra Tate (17)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:47 pm
Signed and Noted.

Vicky P (476)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:35 pm
noted, signed, shared

Karen B (8)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:40 pm

Animae C (517)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:24 pm
Your email has been sent.
You should receive a copy in your mailbox. Thank you for taking part in this action.

3,746 people have taken part in this action.

Dori C (17)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:10 pm

janet f (29)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:12 pm
signed. Although I don't think this will stop them.

Isabelle J (81)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:21 pm

Anne K (139)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:34 pm
I emailed the organizers asking that they end calf roping and received a BS reply regarding care of the animals in the rodeo, etc., and that calf roping is a "necessary skill" for cowboys in order to "provide veterinary treatment for sick or injured" calves. They also informed me that rodeo fans enjoy calf roping and find nothing wrong with it.
I wrote back and and suggested it is more likely cowboys would rope calves in order to brand and castrate them without anesthesia. I also told them that the Calgary Stampede has long been renowned for animal cruelty. They obviously really don't care. I will sign the petition anyway, so they know how many people are sickened by this shocking display of cruelty.

Kay M (347)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:38 pm

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:29 pm
Signed and noted.

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:40 pm

edward jagusiak (25)
Monday July 8, 2013, 8:02 pm
Sometimes they yank the rope so hard you hear their necks snap. Disgustingly brutal.

Monday July 8, 2013, 9:30 pm
N & S. Thanks Cher

Laurie H (816)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:08 pm
Email sent, waiting for copy. One look at this photo just sends me to tears!!!These poor babies =THIS JUST HAS TO STOP!!!!! Shared as well. Thanks so much Cher & Sara for sending~

Ellen Gaston (21)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:39 pm
As someone with experience in this area, I wrote a letter they are going to KNOW they can't respond to me with their typical b.s. talking points. Three generations of prominent Texas cattle ranchers and breeders, rodeo champions and one Hall of Fame rodeo clown, shenanegans won't fly. The first belt buckle won was in ribbon roping (no hog-tying involved). A picture of my dad is on my mantel roping a calf on the ranch in the 1940's. I have branded calves and castrated calves. Ridden many half-broke horses, you name it. I got to where I hated roping. I saw calves die and get terribly injured. I would cringe every time and cry when nobody was looking. It was wrong then and is wrong now. I can't help being raised the way I was, but even a person from generations of serious cowboys and cowgirls has the capacity to eventually figure out right and wrong. This is wrong!!!!

Susan B (76)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:49 pm

Getslim Now (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:02 pm
I would love to read more about this

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:12 pm
Noted and signed - I wonder just how these savage bastards would feel with a rope around their necks!

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:18 am
This is so sick.
It hurts me so much to read these things or see them. I have to .i have to know what is going on but this is wrong!!!

Appreciate the post.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:23 am
I did sign also.

Natasha, I agree that the look on that poor calfs face will also haunt me. Your comments seem to be close to my own thoughts many times.

This is a sick word to let this happen.

Darlene W (63)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:34 am
Your email has been sent.
You should receive a copy in your mailbox. Noted

Monika S (19)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:58 am
signed, thank you. I wish this cruelty and all rodeos would be banned!

Inge B (197)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:44 am
Sent the message

Danuta W (1255)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 2:39 am

Eternal Gardener (745)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 2:47 am
Email sent!

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 3:28 am
Signed. Stop attending rodeos will be the only way to stop this abuse, hit them in the wallet. Cold hearted barbarians. It is not macho tossing around and torturing poor calf.

Jaime Alves (51)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:11 am

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:22 am
Signed of course!

Susan S (27)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:40 am

Amy E (66)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:42 am

Lona G (85)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:49 am

. (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:57 am
#4.671 signed and noted - thank you dear Cher

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:48 am
Signed and Sent

Maria S (95)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:59 am
Noted & signed.

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Thanks Cher!

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:21 am
signed & noted

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:35 am
This BLO*DY Stampede has been a venue of animal abuse....with countless animals either being KILLED or seriously injured over the years !!! However...these 'people' just DON"T GET IT!!! They think this is perfectly OK and will proceed on.........

Thank you - GLADLY signed this petition !~

Constance F (418)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:02 am
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Valerie H (133)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:38 am
OK.....after adding my name to this petition....this.... PATHETIC EXCUSE....return email reply was just sent to me...and here it goes:

*Dear GUEST,

Thank you very much for your comments regarding animal safety and Tie
Down Roping at the Stampede Rodeo. The Calgary Stampede appreciates all
guest comments on our programs and events. We understand you feel very
passionately about animals. We do as well.

We realize that some people have different viewpoints on how people
interact with working animals, whether that be for food production,
competition or exhibition. The Calgary Stampede is where urban meets
rural, putting a spotlight on how we as a society interact with animals.

Tie-down roping showcases western and ranching traditions and skills,
and is very much accepted and supported by our rodeo fans. Cattle
ranching takes places in five continents and tie-down roping skills are
used every day to restrain a calf for quick medical treatment, known as
"field doctoring." We value and celebrate these skills as an essential
part of ensuring animal welfare and care on the ranch.

Large "herd" animals like cattle and horses respond in different ways
than humans when presented with different stimuli. The Calgary Stampede
uses authoritative experts in livestock behavior to tell us how
livestock are actually responding in different experiences. The
Stampede's Animal Care Advisory Panel (comprised of animal care leaders)
ensures we're making the best choices based on the knowledge of leading
livestock experts.

It is important to recognize that not all tie-down roping is the same.
The Calgary Stampede has the most stringent competition rules in place
to ensure we can all appreciate the heritage of this important skill
while ensuring animal competitors remain safe. We are committed to the
proper treatment of animals, and are proud leaders in setting the
highest standards of animal care that are now being adopted by other
rodeos across North America.

We thought you might be interested in this video that speaks directly to
your questions regarding fear, pain and stress on the calves in used in
Tie Down Roping.

We also welcome your questions on our new Animal Q and A website.

We respect and appreciate your views and thank you for relating them to
us. Your comments have been included in our daily report to Stampede
Senior Management.


Stampede Guest Relations"

Mike Kowalchuk (40)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:07 pm
Just another way that man torcher's animals. Very sad indeed.

Mike Kowalchuk (40)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:19 pm
Sure you say that you have all of these regulations and experts in the field to make sure that everything is done wright, but you cannot tell me that once out of the public eye that things don't change for the worst for these animals, I know what happens I was brought up with dairy farms all around ,and believe me there were things done to these cattle that I saw with my own eyes that was horrible ....

Ellen Gaston (21)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:20 pm
Thank you Valerie for sharing their response. I will interpret: "Blah, blah, blah."

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 2:03 pm
Noted and signed. The horror that poor calf must had felt....

Ann P (17)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 2:04 pm
Noted and signed. Peace ☮ L♥ve.

S J (130)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 3:20 pm
Done, thanks Cher.

. (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:17 pm
Notes and Signed . Thanks Cher:)

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:47 pm
Your email has been sent.

Marie W (67)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:04 pm
Just ban rodeos- archaic and useless.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:38 am
Signed and noted thanks

Linda P (0)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 5:54 pm
Gladly signed, these are babies, how horrible and terrifying for them. What has happened to people that could do this to these innocent victims.

Sara P (57)
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:35 am
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