Changes at Stampede Park aim to make rodeo safer for animals, cowboys

From Global News:

June_2013_chuckwagonCALGARY- The Calgary Stampede is making some big changes, in hopes of protecting both animals and cowboys.

New steel chutes have been installed in Stampede Park, which have wider, rounder and higher steel bars, better gate openings and hard rubber separating the animals.

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6 comments

  1. Jean Le Marquand · ·

    I am not impressed by supposed “improvements”…a small band-aid solution to a giant wound; only way to make it humane is to cut out chuckwagon race and calf roping.

  2. Heather · ·

    It is so amazing that the SPCA allows this abuse to happen at all!! It is time to cancel this outdated horror show!!

  3. Zephr · ·

    Reblogged this on Loki’s Gift.

  4. Geprges Dupras · ·

    As long as there is to be calf-roping and chuck wagon races, the Calgary Stampede will never be humane. It’s so easy to become desensitized to the suffering of animals when people exploit them for prize money and fame. Shame on an otherwise great province and City.

    Georges Dupras

  5. B. Stockton · ·

    The only way to make the Calgary Stampede safer is to cancel it altogether.

  6. Simply unbelievable! Like a new chute is going to stop the calf’s neck being broken when its roped and jerked off its feet, or stop the horse’s leg being broken when it’s forced to buck. Anything out of the Calgary Stampede’s PR machine is pure B.S.

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