Tell City of Saskatoon not to host rodeo championships

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It has been announced that the City of Saskatoon is to host the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) starting in 2017.  This follows the failure of the CFR to secure an agreement to continue holding the rodeo championship in Edmonton.

The move comes despite the fact that 63 per cent of Canadians and virtually all animal welfare organizations oppose rodeos.  More info here.

Please let the City of Saskatoon know that it is supporting animal cruelty by deciding to host this event.

You can email Saskatoon’s Mayor here.

You can phone the office of the mayor at 306-975-3202.

You can write a letter to the mayor:

Office of the Mayor
City of Saskatoon
222 Third Avenue North

Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5

Thank you.

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19 comments

  1. If you wouldn’t do it to your children, don’t do it to other animals (yes, we humans are animals too, learned in 2nd grade)

  2. Dear Mayor, please reconsider hosting the Canadian Finals Rodeo. In this day and age these competitions are very abusive and cruel to the animals and quite unnecessary. Do the right thing and put a stop to it now.

  3. Saskatoon, please say No to Rodeo. It’s purely animal torture for human amusement and entertainment. It is barbaric, cruel, and just plain wrong. Please say No.

  4. Dear Mayor, please do not host the Canadian Finals Rodeo. It’s animal torture, barbaric and cruel. Please consider different ways to amuse your residents.

  5. Say NO to rodeos there are better ways to make money… CLEAN ETHICAL money please don’t condone and support the torture and exploitation of these poor animals…JUST SAY NO PLEASE!!!!

  6. BIG MEN TORTURING LITTLE BABIES – STOP THIS CRUEL TORTURE, PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT ALL THESE ANIMALS SUFFER IN THE NAME OF SPORT – PLEASE DO NOT HOLD THIS RODEO – RODEOS MUST BE STOPPED FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THE ANIMALS

  7. No, no, no, don’t sully your souls and the reputation of your city. This is abuse, an ethical crime. Just say, ‘NO’. Please.

  8. The cowboys always look like they are trying to split the atom when they are really just bullying, terrifying, choking, smashing bodies and choking little helpless calves to the ground. They could probably train these animals to play dead the way you teach a dog to, but they have to make it look like a ‘skill’ that they are in complete torturous control of – when everybody should know that when a bully tortures anyone, they are out of their mind and/or out of control. PLS SHARE EVERYWHERE

  9. This is nothing but cruelty. Doesn’t do much for the city’s global reputation either. Please stop this barbarism.

  10. Sorry, one more posting: here is my letter to cut and paste:

    Dear City of Saskatoon,

    I am deeply disappointed that you have decided to host the Rodeo Championships. For the sake of money and tourism you have given in to allow the abuse and cruelty of animals.

    Animals are not “entertainment” and this form is beyond disgusting. Normal docile animals are physically provoked and have NO CHOICE but to participate in events where they are: choked, “flanked” causing burns, broken ribs, torn ligaments and sometimes DEATH!

    Would you do this to a friend or child? No! So why is it acceptable to do this to an animal. You should be ashamed.

    Please say no to this torture.

    Thank you,

  11. Please stop this. No animal should suffer for human entertainment! This is abuse!

  12. Dear Mayor, please reconsider having Saskatoon host the Canadian Rodeo Finals. Inflicting fear and pain on animals for human entertainment is just plain awful. We are better than that.

  13. Please do not support the cruel and painful treatment of sentient cattle and pigs for sick individuals to enjoy watching. This behaviour supports, encourages & incites similar violence and sociopathic behaviour in others.

  14. Mr. Mayor: This practice is very outdated and is becoming less and less appealing to people who do not want to see animals tortured and treated inhumanely. I trust that you will make the right decision and not bring the rodeo to Saskatoon. There are many other humane ways to get people together in your city. Please make the right decision sir and ban the rodeo from your city.