Toronto Humane Society Strongly Opposes the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Regretfully, the organizers of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which is set to open today, have again scheduled a rodeo competition to be part of the Fair.

"It is unethical and inhumane to treat animals in this manner for entertainment," said Senior Communicator Ian McConachie of the Toronto Humane Society.

Events will include, bull and bronco riding as well other events which will put the animals health and safety at risk simply to amuse the crowds.

It is wrong that the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Ontario Toyota Dealers Association would promote and sponsor this event. We call on them both to end this attraction, which is exploitive and sends the wrong message as to the appropriate care and respect for animals.

The Toronto Humane Society has long opposed these types of events. There are many positive and entertaining parts to the Winter Fair that we encourage the public to enjoy instead of the rodeo.

SOURCE Toronto Humane Society

For further information: For further information: Ian McConachie, Senior Communicator, Toronto Humane Society, (416) 392-2273 ext. 2149, (416) 984-3097,

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