Please Ask Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to NOT participate in the Calgary Stampede where animals are exploited and often KILLED for entertainment. Why would such a seemingly kind and intelligent man who is a role model for children, teens and adults want to help promote such a spectacle of animal cruelty?
May 9/2013 - Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield accepted an invitation to become the parade marshal of the Calgary Stampede.
In 2012, 3 horses died in the chuckwagon race
Video 2012 Stampede ramming horses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQJmffLfK4k
The Calgary Stampede also sends horses to slaughter if they can't perform for the Rodeo. And more than 70 animals have died since it started.
List of deaths: http://www.vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/Deaths-at-the-Calgary-Stampede-1986-to-July-2012.pdf
Please tell Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield NOT to participate in the Calgary Stampede!