Chuckwagon Race Report

Image from chuckwagon racing in Clinton, Arkansas, 2019.

The Calgary Stampede is not the only venue conducting chuckwagon races but it is the one that garners the most attention and publicity because of the number of horses it kills and has killed over the years. Chuckwagon races are also run south of the Canadian border in the USA such as in Clinton, Arkansas… Continue reading Chuckwagon Race Report

Calgary Stampede still facing cancellation

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing,… Continue reading Calgary Stampede still facing cancellation

No Stampede this year could force some cowboys to leave rodeo sports

Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races consistently result in injury and death of the horses used for this barbaric and archaic event.

Retired chuckwagon driver concerned sport won't survive if rodeos cancelled Natalie Valleau, reporting for CBC News, writes on Mar 25, 2020: The rodeo world is worried about the future of the Calgary Stampede this summer and many are wondering how the pandemic will impact their sport. Last week, the Calgary Stampede temporarily laid off 80 per… Continue reading No Stampede this year could force some cowboys to leave rodeo sports

Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race kills second horse

A second horse died after sustaining injuries during a chuckwagon race at the 2019 Calgary Stampede, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Here's what local animal rights' groups said about the dead horses. "What we have to do is stop looking at horses as objects that we can look at for our viewing entertainment,” said Trev Miller,… Continue reading Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race kills second horse

Calgary Stampede sends cast-off horses to slaughterhouse

Bronco horse throws rider at the Calgary Stampede. Unattributed Google search result.

The facts coming out about the Calgary Stampede get grimmer and grimmer. You can add slaughter to the list of the Stampede's crimes against horses. Not that this is a surprise to anyone. The surprise is that the Stampede veterinarian himself admitted it. Back in 2012 CTV News reported that the Stampede admittedly send horses… Continue reading Calgary Stampede sends cast-off horses to slaughterhouse

Death by Numbers: Horses Killed at the Calgary Stampede — The Stats

Bronco Busting at the Calgary Stampede. Found at RCI.net.ca.

Last updated 12 July 2019 DEATH TOLL Here are some numbers and other information gathered from the Calgary Humane Society, Vancouver Humane Society and/or the local media regarding the horses killed in Calgary Stampede events since 1986. Peter Fricker, spokesman for the Vancouver Humane Society, said 61 horses have died from chuckwagon race-related injuries since… Continue reading Death by Numbers: Horses Killed at the Calgary Stampede — The Stats

Death by Numbers: Horses Killed at the Calgary Stampede — The Attitude

Chuckwagon Race at the Calgary Stampede - deadly to horses. Photo: Metro News Canada.

DEADLY ATTITUDE The chuckwagon races have been a part of the Calgary Stampede since 1923. While horses are killed in varying events almost every year at the Calgary  Stampede, chuckwagon races seems to claim the most lives. The World Professional Chuckwagon Association calls the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Race "a half-mile of hell" for good reason.… Continue reading Death by Numbers: Horses Killed at the Calgary Stampede — The Attitude

Calgary Stampede’s Chuckwagon Race, a half-mile of hell says Chuckwagon Association

Ever heard that saying, two wrongs don't make a right? Listen to these excuses for killing horses in Canada's chuckwagon race. And where are the good people of Canada? Sitting in the stands watching I suppose. No point saying how much you hate it when it wouldn't go on at all if you didn't buy… Continue reading Calgary Stampede’s Chuckwagon Race, a half-mile of hell says Chuckwagon Association

Horse collapses, dies after Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

In our opinion, rodeos need to die, not just fade away. According to a professional rodeo promoter who asked to remain anonymous, rodeos are waning in popularity. Sourcing the reason why people attend the mammoth rodeos, for example the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a significant percentage say they go for the concerts, do not… Continue reading Horse collapses, dies after Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

Chuckwagon horse deaths at Stampede spur protests from some but not all

Calgary Stampede Crash (Photo by Christina Ryan, Calgary Herald)

This story is weeks old we know. However, we do not want the death of these horses to be just a blip on everyone's radar. This event needs to be eliminated, as all rodeo events involving horses should be. But let's stick to this awful one for right now. Cross-posted report from CBC News, cbc.ca… Continue reading Chuckwagon horse deaths at Stampede spur protests from some but not all