The Omak Suicide Race returns in 2021

Omak, Washington is a remote town in northern Washington, on the border of the Colville Indian reservation. The town is known for its annual rodeo, the Omak Stampede, and the controversial Suicide Race that runs with it. It has been called “The Deadliest Horse Race in the World.” Cancelled in 2020, the insanely treacherous Suicide… Continue reading The Omak Suicide Race returns in 2021

The horse torturing Calgary Stampede is back

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

Following protracted discussions with local officials, The Calgary Stampede was finally cancelled in 2020 because of potentially dangerous COVID-19 related complications. It was the first time the Canadian rodeo had been cancelled in more than a century. The Stampede resumed this year on Friday, 9th July in a slightly altered edition of itself. We will… Continue reading The horse torturing Calgary Stampede is back

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

Texas company clones famous rodeo horse

Prometea grazing with her "dame", the first cloned horses.

By Matthew Kinchla, ABC News Channel 7 ( June 10th 2020) — AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — There is no question, the bond between human and animal is special. However, humans typically outlive their favorite pet, their best animal worker, or even their best racer. One Texas organization is making it possible through cloning, to keep that relationship… Continue reading Texas company clones famous rodeo horse

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

Horse Fund’s Top Horse Cruelty Issues of 2016

Horse in profile silhouetted against a night sky. Unattributed Google search image.

The long awaited Top Horse Cruelty Issues of 2016 and corresponding Year in Review are finally on their way. 2017 started off in a tumultuous fashion and it does not look like it is going to slow down any time soon insofar as horse cruelty issues go, or cruelty to animals in general. It is tragic and we simply do not understand it. We have… Continue reading Horse Fund’s Top Horse Cruelty Issues of 2016

Cowtown Rodeo tests New Jersey anti horse slaughter law

SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness) PRESS RELEASE The thought of horses being eaten as food is so repugnant that New Jersey recently passed legislation to make it illegal to sell horses for human consumption. On Monday, November 11, 2013, the Cowtown Rodeo, located in Pilesgrove, NJ, was found to have sent nine of their… Continue reading Cowtown Rodeo tests New Jersey anti horse slaughter law

Yakama cowboys maintain wild horse race tradition

WRITTEN BY ERIKA SHULTZ / ASSOCIATED PRESS Source article >> WHITE SWAN, Wash. (AP) — Teams from around the Northwest, including Washington and Oregon, took part this weekend in the 18th annual Heemsah Memorial Wild Horse Race at the White Swan rodeo grounds on the Yakama Nation. Leon "Stinky" Heemsah, a Yakama-enrolled cowboy, started the… Continue reading Yakama cowboys maintain wild horse race tradition

Horse brutally injured, potentially killed at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

SHARK PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 during the Steer Wrestling event at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD) a horse suffered a brutal and devastating injury. Investigators from SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), who have been monitoring animal abuse at the rodeo, captured most of the horrific event on video. WATCH VIDEO… Continue reading Horse brutally injured, potentially killed at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

Horse is electro-shocked, then dies at NJ Rodeo

SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness) PRESS RELEASE NEW JERSEY – On Saturday, June 29, 2013, an investigator for SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) attended and filmed at the Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove, NJ. Video of the horse being shocked and going into convulsions can be seen here:   A number of bucking horses… Continue reading Horse is electro-shocked, then dies at NJ Rodeo