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.