Vancouver Humane Society calls for chuckwagon race to be suspended

VANCOUVER, July 10, 2017 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Calgary Stampede to suspend its chuckwagon race after yet another horse died in the event on Sunday.  More than 60 chuckwagon horses have died at the Stampede since 1986.

"Nearly every year horses die in this race, which clearly puts them at undue risk of injury and death," said VHS spokesman Peter Fricker.  "The Stampede has failed to stop horses dying and the public should let them know this is unacceptable."

VHS is calling on the Stampede to suspend the race and set up a panel of independent experts to review the event to see if it can be made safer.  VHS is also urging the Stampede rodeo to eliminate calf-roping and steer-wrestling, which it says are undeniably cruel.

SOURCE Vancouver Humane Society

For further information: Contact Peter Fricker: 604 603 5401

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