Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo officials should review horse’s death

STAFF EDITORIAL Originally published in the Wyoming Tribune on July 27, 2011 For the casual rodeo fan sitting in the Frontier Park Arena, the collapse and later death of the saddle bronc Check Mate on Sunday brought back memories from two years ago when another horse, Strawberry Fudge, died in a similar way. Nothing could… Continue reading Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo officials should review horse’s death

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

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

Colorado state bill would ban horse tripping

Colorado State legislation HB 11-1039 would outlaw the rodeo event commonly referred to as "horse tripping." Introduced by Rep. McCann on January 12, 2011, if HB 11-1039 becomes law, it will be a felony offense to commit this form of cruelty. HB 39 states: A person commits cruelty to animals if he or she intentionally,… Continue reading Colorado state bill would ban horse tripping

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

Charros charge discrimination

If county supervisors ban Mexican-style rodeo then they should also ban American rodeo, say Charros who claim they're being discriminated against. Martin Marquez, 10, from San Juan Bautista, rides his horse Frijolito as he practices criollo during a charreada demonstration at a private ranch in Gilroy Wednesday evening. Photo by Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer Story… Continue reading Charros charge discrimination