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Sixth Horse Dies at Stampede; Euthanized After Chuckwagon Race Injury


Animals  (tags: cruelty, horse, dies, chuckwagon, Stampede )

Arlie
- 3286 days ago - vancouversun.com
CALGARY - A sixth horse has died after it sustained an injury during Thursday night's chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede.



   

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Robyn L (80)
Friday July 16, 2010, 11:44 pm
Sad and so needless.
 

Jean Lord (46)
Saturday July 17, 2010, 1:58 am
Chuckwagon Races...you've got to be kidding. This is just a stupid waste of the animals life.
 

Madeleine L (51)
Saturday July 17, 2010, 6:46 pm
Chuckwagon races started as a fun activity in the Wild West. Now it is a huge money-making business with 'off the track' thoroughbreds (not exactly known for being tough) used in order for them to be fast and win the huge prizes. The horses that die at the Stampede are the tip of the iceberg. That is just one part of the Stampede: Rodeo people get extremely snarly if they are criticized about the broken necks, legs, etc., that the calves, bucking horse, bulls suffer from being yanked into the air and flung to the ground. THESE ARE BABIES!!!. Once again, it is all about money, and like other money-makers, only the profitability of the animals causes them to be 'taken care of" OK, this is MY opinion... but check out the videos tht are probably on youtube showing the catastrophic pile-ups of horses, wagons, outriders!! This is all completely disconnected from any 'historic' or traditional activities from the Old West. Have you heard of a horse getting treated, like Barbaro?? Not likely. they kill them right on the track. After all, there are always more cast-off thoroughbreds from race tracks....
None of these animals has any kind of choice. Humans do this to them.. for profit... the ALLMIGHTY DOLLAR!
The efforts being made in England to protest this should be worldwide by every Humane organization!!
 

Sunny k (47)
Sunday July 18, 2010, 6:46 pm
peopel use animals for anything! they all do this stupid thing for money and stupid trophy! They don't get shi* about whether animals get kill or get injured! that's because they think they can replace another one!
Then they start this stupid race again! Human are selfish about money, gold or trophy. They jist need get what they want!! Some HUman just don't care about animals~
 

Deb H (40)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 7:54 am
Some votes, and especially more checks of "agree" or "disagree" to posted comments (&/or more comments) could really be used at:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/2010/07/calgary-stampede-should-animals-be-excluded-from-the-rodeo.html#socialcomments

Vote on: Should rodeo events be excluded from the Stampede?

Yes - 56% (845)
No - 44% (641)
Total votes: 1506

There are several pro-chuckwagon & pro-rodeo buffoons on there, commenting and voting "disagree" to the anti-rodeo comments (now 76 comments), making it look like they're winning in public opinion. This poll and comments are STILL OPEN, possibly until July 31, so we need to show them there's a solid majority in favor of abolishing ALL animal use and abuse in the Stampede.
 
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