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

Stampede lucky prince and princess missed horse’s death

The following is from the Opinion pages of the Edmonton Journal regarding the recent injury and death of a horse participating in the Chuckwagon race in the Calgary Stampede, where horses seem to die on a regular basis no matter what precautions they take. Written by K.H. HUNTER "The media and citizens need to educate… Continue reading Stampede lucky prince and princess missed horse’s death

Injured horse put down after Calgary Stampede race

As reported by CTV Edmonton: The Calgary Stampede got off to a grim start on Friday when a horse had to be euthanized after breaking its leg during the festival's first night of chuckwagon racing. The horse's death comes in the wake of a substantial overhaul to animal care standards at the Calgary Stampede, leaving… Continue reading Injured horse put down after Calgary Stampede race

Animal activists urge royal couple to avoid cruel Calgary Stampede

Cross-posted from Champ Cyber News Written by NATASHA YOUNG A SOUTHPORT ANIMAL RIGHTS group has written to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, urging them not to visit the "cruel" Calgary Stampede rodeo during their forthcoming visit to Canada. Fight Against Animal Cruelty in Europe (FAACE), based on Shakespeare Street, sent a letter and a… Continue reading Animal activists urge royal couple to avoid cruel Calgary Stampede

Horse death toll rises to six in Calgary Stampede

Cross-posted excerpts from Digital Journal Written by STEPHANIE DEARING CALGARY, Canada (Jul. 17, 2010) -- With the deaths of two other horses this past week, the Calgary Stampede has now had six horses die during activities, nearly rivalling 2005's high death toll when 9 horses died in a tragic plunge over a bridge. With a… Continue reading Horse death toll rises to six in Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede horse deaths sparks debate as 4th dies

Betty Fong for The Star reports there have been animal injuries or death almost every year at the Calgary Stampede but the death of four horses within 24 hours has left organizers of the event reeling and critics renewing their calls to stop the use of animals for entertainment. Two of the horses died from… Continue reading Calgary Stampede horse deaths sparks debate as 4th dies

Three horses dead at Calgary Stampede

CTV reports: CALGARY — (Jul. 12, 2010) Three horses have died and a rider has been seriously injured at the Calgary Stampede. Stampede spokesman Doug Fraser says one horse died Sunday and two today. Fraser says a female rider was pinned under her horse when it died from a heart attack during the team cattle… Continue reading Three horses dead at Calgary Stampede

Horse dies at calgary stampede (CAN)

Organizers of Calgary Stampede say chuckwagon safety important in wake of crash As reported in The Canadian Press | July 10, 2008 ----------- CALGARY - Calgary Stampede organizers maintain that safety is a priority in the wake of a chuckwagon collision that forced a horse to be euthanized. Doug Fraser, a spokesman for the Stampede… Continue reading Horse dies at calgary stampede (CAN)

Chuckwagon groups embrace safety push (CAN)

By JAMIE KOMARNICKI, Calgary Herald Published: Saturday, February 23, 2008 Chuckwagon racing is entering a new era of professionalism with the introduction of tough new rules by the Calgary Stampede, say riders and officials. And as the two major chuckwagon groups work with the Stampede on unified guidelines, racers will have to get used to… Continue reading Chuckwagon groups embrace safety push (CAN)