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Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur \ We Animals Media The 2024 Calgary Stampede is underway July 5-14, and with it comes inhumane rodeo events and the deadly chuckwagon races that result in animal fatalities nearly every year.  Let’s take a look at the controversial history of the Calgary Stampede rodeo and chuckwagon races. The Vancouver Humane Society…

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Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur \ We Animals Media https://thegauntlet.ca/2024/07/04/stampede-or-slaughter-the-ethical-dilemma-of-the-rodeo/ In the leadup to this year’s Calgary Stampede, The Gauntlet writer Josie Simon discussed the evolving public sentiment regarding the use of animals for entertainment such as rodeos. “One of the most controversial aspects of the Stampede is the chuckwagon races. Since 1986, more than 70 horses have died…

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What’s the Calgary Stampede rodeo hiding about calf roping?  The Calgary Stampede rodeo website doesn’t show calves being roped. Is it because calf roping events (also referred to as tie-down roping) look like this?  The reality of calf roping  In calf roping, a calf as young as 3 months old is isolated on their own…

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Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur \ We Animals Media https://albertaviews.ca/should-we-ban-rodeo As the Calgary Stampede rodeo is once again making headlines nationwide for the animal suffering it causes, Camille Labchuk of Animal Justice argues that we should ban rodeo, calling it “a spectacle of suffering, offering fleeting entertainment yet causing serious fear, trauma and even death to the…

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Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur \ We Animals Media Four animals were euthanized due to serious injuries sustained during the 2024 Calgary Stampede rodeo and chuckwagon races. Friday, July 5: A horse on Danny Ringuette’s team sustained an injury due to wagon interference during the sixth heat. Saturday, July 6: An outrider horse on Chance Thomson’s team…

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