Former Calgary Stampede Sponsor Gives Chuckwagon Races the Boot

April 2003

Calgary, Alberta, residents contacted us to let us know about the Calgary Stampede’s cruel chuckwagon races. At last year’s nine-day event, seven animals were killed:

* A calf suffered a broken leg during a roping event and was euthanized.
* A horse used in the chuckwagon event suffered a heart attack-induced aneurism and died.
* Five more horses were injured and later euthanized during chuckwagon events: three horses suffered broken legs, one a broken shoulder, and another a broken back.

We wrote to the sponsor of the event, Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut, and they wrote back to let us know that they will not be sponsoring a chuckwagon at this year’s race.


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