Animal cruelty is not a tourist attraction

Calgary Stampede 2006. Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur, We Animals.

 

Please tell Tourism Calgary to stop promoting rodeo at the Calgary Stampede

 

Tourism Calgary promotes the rodeo at the Calgary Stampede despite the fact that animals suffer in the event every year.  We’re asking compassionate Canadians to urge Tourism Calgary to stop treating animal abuse as a tourist attraction.  According to a 2015 poll, 63 per cent of Canadians oppose rodeo. It’s time Tourism Calgary joined with the majority of our citizens and ended its support for the Stampede rodeo.

Please send an email to the chief executive officer of Tourism Calgary below to urge her to end Tourism Calgary’s promotion of rodeo.  Click on READ THE PETITION to see the email message, the click Sign Now to send the email.

Tourism Calgary - Please end your support for rodeo at the Calgary Stampede

  

Dear Cindy Ady

I am writing to urge Tourism Calgary to stop promoting the rodeo at the Calgary Stampede.

Every year, animals suffer in events like calf-roping and steer-wrestling just for the sake of entertainment. These events subject animals to fear, pain and stress for no other reason than to amuse a crowd. That is unethical. Animal cruelty is not a tourist attraction.

Polling has shown that 63 per cent of Canadians are opposed to rodeo. So are virtually all major animal welfare organizations, including the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and the national SPCAs of the United States, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. These agencies have determined that rodeo is cruel, yet Tourism Calgary continues to promote this spectacle of animal abuse.

Please do the right thing and end your support for rodeo.

Sincerely

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