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3 Horses Dead After Chuckwagon Crash in Calgary

Offbeat  (tags: animals, horses, Calgary Stampede, death, suffering, environment, protection )

- 2346 days ago -
Calgary Stampede officials have confirmed three horses are dead and one is injured following a chuckwagon crash during a Thursday night race.


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. (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 9:40 am
sadly noted

. (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 9:58 am
These pseudo-sport, how many innocent deaths will require before finding a stop?
thx u Cher

Lisa N (207)
Friday July 13, 2012, 11:27 am
Sadly noted, that these beautiful horses are just commodities to this frivolous sport. Humans are so selfish & self serving.

Suzanne L (99)
Friday July 13, 2012, 12:07 pm
Boo hoo Chad Hardin "they were part of the family". Would you tie your kids to a wagon and make them race? The Stampede and other rodeo events are a disaster waiting to happen for animals. Maybe if some people were killed in some of the events they would be shut down. I'm ashamed as a Canadian that they still run the Stampede.

Amy E (66)
Friday July 13, 2012, 12:38 pm
Sadly noted

Alicia N (87)
Friday July 13, 2012, 1:34 pm
Sadly noted.......... poor innocent horses and all this for people entertainment - pathetic!!!!!!

Gloria H (88)
Friday July 13, 2012, 1:35 pm
well, hopefully Chad won't try this again with any four legged "part of the family". I don't buy the BS about "accidents happen"...would he let his own young kids drive the chuckwagon? I doubt it if there was a chance the kid could get hurt.
So what happened to the horses? shot on site, then packed up to go outsourced to fancy restaurants as special of the day on the menu?

Vicky Mentis (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 2:21 pm
Is there a petition going around we can sign to have this madness end?

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday July 13, 2012, 2:26 pm
Agreed, these events should be much more closely controlled so the animals involved are unharmed during the presentation. I wouldn't cancel it, but I would change it from a 'race' to a 'parade'.

Terri Hughes (416)
Friday July 13, 2012, 2:55 pm
HORRIBLE......these chuck wagon races need to be BANNED. These poor horses should NOT be subjected to such cruelty. But, once again GREED AN STUPIDITY go hand in hand. I hope that the injured horse makes a full recovery. ''RIP TO THE HORSES THAT DIED"!!!!!!!!

Veronica C (22)
Friday July 13, 2012, 3:01 pm
Very very sad.

Patricia W (5)
Friday July 13, 2012, 3:05 pm

Heather L (3)
Friday July 13, 2012, 3:07 pm
This is so sickening and preventable. Unfortunately this cowboy attitude will never change and nothing will stop the Stampede until humans start dying in the same numbers as the animals, it brings in too much money and tourism.

Karen B (8)
Friday July 13, 2012, 3:31 pm
how sad, and senseless!!!!!!

Barbara Goheen (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 3:46 pm
Very sad

Dianne D (490)
Friday July 13, 2012, 3:47 pm
shut calgary down. Animals are not put on this earth to be eaten, used for entertainment or to be abused. I hope the animal right groups go after those involved for animal abuse. This proves there is animal abuse going on. Make the insurance rates soar so this can no longer be put on.

Barb K (1694)
Friday July 13, 2012, 4:33 pm
Good gravey Marie!! Don't people use the sense God gave them anymore? Apparently not! I agree with all the above comments!! No one ever considers the welfare of the animals involved!! Noted with sadness and anger. Thnx Cher...

Kate Kenner (215)
Friday July 13, 2012, 5:12 pm
Just like humans? Thankfully they are not and if they were humans no one would be making them do this. Will this man or anyone else get the picture that this is not good for horses? I doubt it. Because humans have to think of these ridiculous things for animals to do for the entertainment of other humans many animals die. These horses may indeed have been loved and treated well but this is something that makes not sense. I wouldn't put my horses in that position (if I had horses). This is a very sad thing.

michelle m (41)
Friday July 13, 2012, 6:06 pm
Ban this animal abusing crap.Its a pity that the idiotic human steering these horses wasn't killed instaed of the horses.Very distressing

Anne K (139)
Friday July 13, 2012, 9:04 pm
"The outriding horse is an 18-year-old horse, I've had him for 13 years. He's part of our family, he's supposed to be my kid's horse."

He made his kid's 18 year old horse race? The Calgary Stampede has always been known for putting horses in ridiculously dangerous situations and causing their deaths. Years of protests and petitions have not changed things.

Romila Lal (9)
Friday July 13, 2012, 9:53 pm
Very sad.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 12:54 am
Calgary has long remained a center of the Dark Age, famous for its stampede -- exploitation of animals for human entertainment which causes the animals distress. Those involved in the stampede should be deeply ashamed but I don't think they're bright enough.

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 6:08 am
noted...this is truly very sad.....there needs to be another way for spectators to amuse themselves instead of using animals for their enjoyment purposes....these animals have no voice in what happens to them whatsoever, and therefore are at the hands of the humans that FORCE them to partake in these ridiculous events....all the people that do this for a f****g dollar will pay a very large price one eye for an eye!!!!

Ruth C (87)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 6:41 am
The most heartless creatures on this planet are the humans because they don't care who gets hurt as long as they are entertained!!

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 10:04 am

Sandi C (95)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 10:40 am
noted with sadness!

Isabelle J (81)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 4:44 pm
Very sad!

Carol H (229)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 3:56 am
sadly noted

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 2:41 pm
WTF! This is so wrong!
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