The Calgary Stampede is still celebrating this year by killing more horses during Its chuckwagon race event - spurring outrage from animal advocates and calls to ban chuckwagon races for good. Calf roping is another heartless event that damages the bodies/psyche of innocent calves that have no idea where they are, or why.
The accidents that lead to the deaths happen all-too regularly with horses being pushed past their limits, terrified and exhausted with all of the unknowns surrounding them. Many horses die of heart failure or suffer strokes; while many others suffer severe injuries, and are instantly euthanized.
Calf roping is another tragic event that is held at the Calgary Stampede rodeo. Calves, who should be with their mothers, resting and being nurtured, are released into the corral, caught around the throat/neck with strong ropes; jerked backward off their feet, and thrown to the ground onto their backs. Their eyes bulge with terror, their hearts are damaged, and their necks are whiplashed/damaged beyond repair. Their limbs are also damaged. The psyche of these gentle, trusting creatures is shattered.
Despite recent attempts to improve safety, it's clear that nothing can be done to ensure that horses/calves will not continue to be injured or killed for nothing more than entertainment in the future.
Please sign and share the petition urging the Calgary Stampede to ban chuckwagon race and calf roping events for good. Please sign my other petition as well to put extra pressure in stopping calf roping at this link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/283/696/880/demand-the-calgary-stampede-ban-calf-roping/
Thank you for your support and thank you for loving the animals PLEASE contact the Calgary Stampede Offices to express your opinions of dismay at http://corporate.calgarystampede.com/contact-us.
Dear Member of the Calgary Stampede Board/Mayor Nenshi and Calgary City Council:
Over and over, the MYTH that horses and other animals need jobs to keep them happy is spoken. The reddest necks will claim this is truth to their last breath.
Our hearts break at the sight of a horse or calves' eyes filled with terror and uncertainty; them being pushed to do something they are obviously able to do, but do not comprehend why they are being forced to perform when their nature is to be free.
These beautiful creatures have no resistance, or have no ill will toward human beings. Why, then, do human beings care so little for the delicate nature they possess?
The world of animal advocates is heartbroken and dumbfounded at the repetitive and constant need for entertainment those who fill your stadiums possess; and that these events are allowed to continue at the cost of so many animals being killed or dying just for so-called entertainment.
Money and apathy are at the root of this horrific event. The animal advocates of this world are not going away. We are also growing in numbers. Your events are tremendously outdated, and apathetic; and other countries in the world are shocked and dismayed that they take place. They do not even belong in a place where children enjoy themselves in a fairground environment
We will act and wish for an end to everything you and this rodeo hell represent.