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The Calgary Stampede

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I’m not crazy about rodeos. I have nothing against the cowboy way of life but I do have a problem with animal’s lives being at risk for entertainment. And while I share the sentiments of Bob Barker regarding the animal cruelty, I don’t think the Calgary Stampede should be shut down completely. It’s the most popular rodeo in the world and they have long been attacked for the deaths of animals in their shows. While they have tried to tone down their actions in the hopes of alleviating these tragedies, the accidents and deaths continue. Why not just have the outdoor fair but eliminate the events where injuries can happen? Why not have an exhibition with good food, entertainment and all the things that make for a good time…without the stigma of animal abuse that hangs over the show?

No, I’m not crazy about rodeos and if you think that sounds cranky wait until the circus comes to town.

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